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Elliott Named Recipient of ASME's
2014 Young Investigator Award

Ryan S. Elliott, AEM Associate Professor and Russell J. Penrose Faculty Fellow, has been honored as a recipient of the 2014 Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Established in 1998, the special achievement award is annually awarded by the Executive Committee of ASME to recognize special achievements in Applied Mechanics made by researchers under the age of 40.

"I am very thankful to have been selected for this high honor," says Elliott. "It is gratifying to see that the research results my students and I have obtained are appreciated by the Applied Mechanics community and are being highlighted by the leaders of the ASME engineering community."

Professor Elliott began his career with AEM in 2005 as an Assistant Professor and in 2011 he was promoted to Associate Professor. In his time with the University, Elliott has been named the 2005 Frederick A. Howes Scholar in Computational Science for the Department of Energy, 2009 Associate Fellow of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, 2009 McKnight Land-Grant Professor and 2012 Russell J. Penrose Faculty Fellow.

Elliott was selected for the Young Investigator Award due to his "pioneering work in the area of atomistic simulations of shape memory alloys using modern bifurcation theory and stability to quantify the thermally and stress-induced martensitic transformations in shape memory alloys," explained Larry Bergman, Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) Executive Committee Chair, in a statement on the awardees.

The award includes a medal, a plaque, and an honorarium of $1,500 and will be presented at the AMD Honors and Awards Banquet, during the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Montreal, Quebec, November 14-20, 2014.

Professor Ryan S. Elliott


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