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K-State Today

February 8, 2022

Mechanical engineering professor elected ASME fellow

Submitted by Grant Guggisberg

Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet Singh, Harold O. and Jane C. Massey Neff professor in the Alan Levin Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Kansas State University, has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Singh, who has been a member of the society since 2004, joins a privileged group of only 3,388 fellows worldwide. The society, also known as ASME, bestows the title of fellow on members who have been responsible for exceptional engineering achievements. Honorees are nominated by ASME members or fellows and must have 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of active corporate membership in the society.

"I thank ASME for recognizing my contributions to the fields of nanotechnology and engineering education,” Singh said. “It has been a dream to achieve this.”

At K-State, Singh is the director of a National Science Foundation Partnerships for International Research and Education, or PIRE, program focused on design and manufacture of polymer and ceramic composites for aerospace applications. He works in the general area of nanotechnology with a focus on processing structure property characterization of two-dimensional materials and molecular precursor derived ceramics.

Singh’s career accomplishments include an NSF CAREER award and more than 200 technical publications — journal papers, conference papers, patents, books and technical abstracts. Last year, Singh received the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering’s prestigious Frankenhoff Outstanding Research Award and the Institute of Civil Engineers’ Nanomaterials and Energy Prize, awarded annually to the best paper published in Nanomaterials and Energy.