I.S. Jawahir, James F. Hardymon Endowed Chair in Manufacturing Systems and Founding Director of the newly established Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing (ISM), has been announced as the 2013 recipient of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME)’s Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal.
The award is named after Milton Shaw, a prominent manufacturing researcher and educator who taught for five decades at MIT, Carnegie Mellon and Arizona State University.
“I used Professor Shaw’s textbook to learn metal machining in the 1970s,” says Jawahir. “He was a role model and mentor to many of us who studied manufacturing and I am very privileged to be offered this prestigious ASME award.”
Jawahir will receive the medal for “significant contributions to the advancement of manufacturing science and engineering through the development of predictive performance models and optimization techniques for machining operations such as turning, milling and drilling; and through the introduction of environmentally benign, sustainable dry, near-dry and cryogenic methodologies” at the ASME 2013 International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Engineering, June 10-14 at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis.