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04-18-2001

Lin of Potsdam Elected ASME Fellow

Sung P. Lin of Potsdam, professor of mechanical and aeronautical engineering at Clarkson, was recently elected to the grade of Fellow in ASME International.

Lin is the fourth Clarkson mechanical engineering professor to attain such a title. The others include M. Sathyamoorthy, Goodarz Ahmadi and Ahmed A. Busnaina.

In order to achieve the grade of Fellow, a membership grade of distinction, an individual must have been responsible for significant engineering achievements.

“It’s a great honor to be selected to such a well-known professional society,” said Sathyamoorthy, chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering. “Only 1.5 % of members are elected Fellows.

“Sung is a great scholar and a dedicated teacher. He has worked with the U.S. Army, was a consultant for Kodak for 10 years and has ongoing projects with NASA. He’s a very reputable and well-known expert in fluid mechanics.”

Said ASME International President John Parker in a letter to Clarkson University President Denny Brown: “Dr Lin’s Recognition truly places him in a distinguished and a very small segment of ASME’s membership. The election to Fellow of Dr. Lin recognizes not only the individual to the technical community, but also the support of organizations such as Clarkson University to our profession. We are appreciative of that support.”

Lin’s research focuses on fluid mechanics and thermal sciences. A member of the Clarkson faculty since 1966, Lin holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Taiwan University, a master’s degree from the University of Utah and a doctorate from the University of Michigan. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Eastman Kodak, Bausch & Lomb and other companies. Lin is also a fellow of the American Physical Society and an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

ASME International was founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Today, it is an international non-profit educational and technical organization with 125,000 members worldwide.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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