Engineering professor named Fellow

May 1, 2015 | News, Research, UToday, Engineering
By Staff

Dr. Mohammad Elahinia, professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Toledo, has achieved the distinction of Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).



The rank of Fellow is conferred by the ASME Board of Governors and recognizes significant achievement in research. It is the highest elected grade in the society.

Elahinia is a leading expert on shape memory and super-elastic alloys with applications in biomedical devices. He has been at UT since 2004.

“The college is very proud of Dr. Elahinia’s accomplishments and congratulates him on being elevated to the rank of Fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers,” said Dr. Steven LeBlanc, interim dean of the College of Engineering. “This distinction is reflective of the high esteem that Dr. Elahinia’s colleagues hold for his professional contributions.”

Elahinia has served as investigator on several projects and has received funding from the National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Transportation, Ohio Department of Development and Ohio Board of Regents.

He is the principal investigator from UT for the Nitinol Commercialization Accelerator, a Third Frontier Project. Funded by the state of Ohio, this accelerator facilitates the creation of startup medical device companies.

Elahinia has received several awards, including the 2010 ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Gary Anderson Early Achievement Award; 2010 UT College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Award; 2006 UT Outstanding Young Faculty Research Award; and the 2004 Virginia Tech Torgersen Graduate Research Excellence Award.

He has supervised 28 graduate students, two of whom are now assistant professors at other universities. He has published more than 60 journal articles and 160 conference papers, in addition to being invited to speak at a number of events.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is a nonprofit organization that, according to its website, “enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society.”

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