Worcester, Mass. Diana Lados, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and founding director of the university's Integrative Materials Design Center (iMdc), recently received two major career achievement awards from leading engineering societies.
At its annual congress in Detroit, SAE International, a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicle industries, presented Lados with the 2014 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award "in recognition of significant contributions to teaching, research, and student development." The award citation also noted the value these contributions bring to the mobility sector by successfully linking students and WPI to the transportation industries.
Earlier, the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) awarded her the Brimacombe Medal at its annual meeting and exhibition in San Diego, Calif. The award, presented to mid-career professionals, recognizes sustained excellence and achievement in business, technology, education, public policy, or science related to materials science and engineering.
Lados was honored for developing and implementing a new integrative design paradigm in materials science and engineering research, education, and application, and for impactful service to TMS. "It is a great honor to receive the Brimacombe Medal," Lados said. "I look forward to continuing to play an active role in TMS and to contributing to the society through my research in materials design integration, by organizing symposia and participating in committees, and by supporting new activities that will ensure a great future for the organization."
TMS has also honored Lados with its Early Career Faculty Fellow Award (2011), which recognized accomplishments that have advanced WPI and broadened the technological profile of TMS, and the Robert Lansing Hardy Award (2010), which hono
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