Faramarz Gordaninejad, mechanical engineering faculty and professor emeritus, has recently been promoted to Fellow of SPIE, a society which he has been active in since 1997.
SPIE is a society that focuses on optics and photonics related technologies. Photonics is the cutting-edge use of lasers, optics, fiber optics and more in technology sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare and aerospace.
Gordaninejad, also a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, or ASME, has published more than 50 papers at the Smart Structure Conferences of SPIE over the past 20 years and has helped the conference at various levels. Less than 0.5 percent of total SPIE members are named fellows each year. The organization honors members who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the optics community and for SPIE.
Gordaninejad’s primary research focuses on theoretical and experimental mechanics, structures, heat transfer and structural control. He has lead research projects from various government agencies, such as the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Army Research Office, the U.S. Navy and the Department of Energy.
“In Dr. Gordaninejad’s more than 30 years as a mechanical engineering faculty member, he was a caring educator, active researcher and insightful innovator,” said Miles Greiner, Foundation Professor and chair of mechanical engineering. “He is highly deserving of this honor.”