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Posted: July 8, 2009
Stevens Assistant Professor recognized for exceptional contributions to mechanics education
(Nanowerk News) Dr. Frank Fisher, an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Nanomechanics and Nanomaterials Lab, and Co-Director of the Graduate Nantoechnology Program at Stevens Institute of Technology, was recently awarded one of the two 2009 Ferdinand P. Beer and E. Russell Johnston Jr. Outstanding New Educator Awards by the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).
Fisher was selected on the basis of his exceptional commitment and contributions to mechanics education. Individuals who have no more than five years of academic experience past their first regular academic appointment are eligible. Fisher joined Stevens as a member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2004 after earning his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University.
The award, conferred by the ASEE, consists of a $200 cash prize and a plaque.
The award was presented during the annual ASEE conference, held in Austin, Texas, last month.
Fisher's research interests include characterization of nanoreinforced polymer systems; multiscale modeling of nano-composites and materials; mechanical characterization of materials at the nanoscale ; viscoelastic behavior of polymeric materials hybrid finite element –micromechanics methods; NEMS/MEMS sensors and devices; and vibration energy harvesting.
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