Professor Naren Vira Named ASME Fellow

Mechanical Engineering Professor Naren Vira has been elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), after nomination by Mechanical Engineering Department Chair Nadir Yilmaz. Dr. Vira’s nomination was supported by ASME Fellows from within academia, industry and government positions. "The ASME Committee of Past Presidents confers the Fellow grade of membership on worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements. Nominated by ASME Members and Fellows, an ASME Member has to have 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of active corporate membership in ASME" (ASME).

Dr. Vira has been a dedicated member of ASME for 40 years. He has made significant contributions to his field with basic and applied research. Over the years, Dr. Vira has been granted upwards of seven million dollars in research funding from Army Research Laboratory, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Army Research Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), IBM Corporation, General Motors and Westinghouse Corporation. The major thrust areas of Dr. Vira’s research have been robotics, manufacturing, CAD/CAM, image processing, advanced computer applications, programming, modeling and simulation, and instrumentation design and precision measurements. His outstanding record of grants is matched by many refereed publications and conference proceedings in prestigious journals and international conferences.

Dr. Vira holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Howard University, an M.S. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a B.S. from the University of Bombay, where he was chosen as valedictorian.


Oluwade Receives Tau Beta Pi Fellowship Award

Tue, May 19, 2020

Abimbola Oluwade, a 2020 mechanical engineering graduate, has been awarded a graduate fellowship from Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society. Oluwade will receive a cash stipend of $10,000 to pursue graduate studies in mechanical engineering. Oluwade plans to obtain his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering with a concentration in fluid mechanics and thermal processes. Tau Beta Pi Fellowships are awarded on the basis of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession.Read More >>

Student Speaker Melissa Douglas Receives 2020 BEYA Student Leadership Award

Fri, May 15, 2020

Mechanical engineering graduate Melissa Douglas will serve as the student speaker for the 2020 College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) Awards and Recognition Ceremony. This spring, Douglas received a 2020 BEYA Student Leadership Award for her outstanding leadership as president of both the DC Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, and the Howard University chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Read More >>


No Events