Momentum Member Spotlight - January 2011
AIAA Congratulates Dr. Nadine Aubry
By: Duane Hyland, AIAA Communications
AIAA has named Dr. Nadine Aubry, Raymond J. Lane Distinguished Professor and Head, Mechanical Engineering at the Carnegie Mellon, University, Pittsburgh, PA, as the AIAA Spotlight Member of the Month of January, 2011. Dr Aubry was selected for the honor in recognition of her leadership of the Mechanical Engineering Department at CMU, as well as for her mentorship of students within the department. Additionally, her selection honors her long term contributions to the field of mechanical engineering. Dr. Aubry also was recently selected as an AIAA Associate Fellow. When notified of the honor, Dr Aubry stated that she was honored to receive it, but also wondered how AIAA had selected her from so many outstanding choices.
In addition to her leadership position at CMU, Aubry is also Past Chair (currently), Chair, Vice Chair and Member-at-Large of the U.S. National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM) under the auspices of the National Academies. She is also a member of the Congress Committee of the International Union for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) and was appointed Chair of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) delegation to the IUTAM General Assembly (2008-2010).
Among her many awards, she has received the Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Aubry is also a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
AIAA salutes Dr. Aubrey for her outstanding efforts on behalf of engineering and for her mentorship of the future generation of engineers!