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K-State Today

November 9, 2018

Hosni to receive ABET Fellow Award

By Mary Rankin

Mohammad H. Hosni

Mohammad H. Hosni, professor of mechanical engineering and the Charles and Nona Frankenhoff chair in engineering, has been named a recipient of the 2018 ABET Fellow Award, a designation approved by the organization's board of directors.

ABET accredits higher education programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology, serving more than 3,500 programs at 714 colleges and universities in 29 countries. An ABET accreditation offers the confidence a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

Hosni joined the faculty in mechanical engineering at Kansas State University in 1991. In 1993, he assumed a leadership role as director of the Institute for Environmental Research, a multidisciplinary research center, where he was responsible for the development of research programs in human thermal comfort and indoor air distribution. He served as the director until 2001, when he was named department head of mechanical and nuclear engineering. After serving eight years in this capacity, he was appointed director of the University Engineering Alliance in 2009.

Hosni has served as a member of the ABET executive committee for the Engineering Accreditation Commission and chaired the commission's training committee. He is appointed as an ABET editor-2 for the upcoming year.

He has served the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as vice president for education and currently serves as a member of the society's council on standards and certification. He is also active in ASHRAE, serving on the publishing and education council. Hosni holds fellow status as well with both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and ASHRAE.