2015 Best Paper in Structures Award
Professor Aimy Wissa was a collaborator on the winning paper for the 2015 Best Paper in Structures Award from the Adaptive Structures and Material Systems (ASMS) branch of the Aerospace Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The paper, “Design and Optimization of a Contact-Aided Compliant Mechanism for Passive Bending,” stemmed from a collaboration with Pennsylvania State University colleagues, former Ph.D. student Yashwanth Tummala and Professor of Mechanical Engineering Mary Frecker. Wissa collaborated on this paper during her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland under the guidance of Professor James E. Hubbard Jr.
The award, presented by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Technical Committee, was announced during the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Smart Structures/NDE Conference and the certificates will be awarded during the Smart Materials, Intelligent Systems and Adaptive Structures Conference in September 2015.