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AME news The annual newsletter serving the students and alumni of the University of Oklahoma School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Altan Named Director

M. Cengiz Altan, an outstanding educator and prolific researcher in the area of composite materials, has been named as the new director of the OU School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He has served as interim director since August 2013. Altan joined the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering in 1989 after receiving his doctorate from the University of Delaware. During his 26 years at OU, he has led the Composite Materials Research Group, where he has received more than $7 million in research funding from both public and private sources. His primary research interests are manufacturing, characterization and design of advanced composites and nanocomposites. His research contributions have been widely applied by various research groups and the composites industry worldwide. During his time at OU, Altan has been recognized with a myriad of teaching awards, including the Presidential Professor Award in 2006, the Alumni Teaching Award in 2008 and the Regents’ Award for Superior Teaching in 1998. Altan holds three patents and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals and conference proceedings. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and has served on the Executive Committee of the International Polymer Processing Society since 2004. With regard to his new position, Altan said, “I am looking forward to serving our students and working with our faculty to elevate our school. We will continue to provide the best educational experience to our students and carry out high-impact, transformational research in a number of key aerospace and mechanical engineering fields.”

2014

In This Issue AME.news Altan Named Director……………………………1 2014 in Review……………………………………...…2 Research at AME…………………………...……...3 AME.people OU in Arezzo…………………………………..……..4 Remembering Rasmussen…………………....5 Student Spotlight………………………………..6-7 AME.updates Outstanding Students and Recent Graduates……………………………….…8 New Faculty…………………………………………….9 Giving Opportunities…………………………..10

Recent Graduate? Don’t forget to inform AME as soon as you find a job! Keeping track of recent graduates’ employment status is a vital part of our accreditation process. E-mail any job-related updates to AME Director, M. Cengiz Altan, at altan@ou.edu or AME Communications Coordinator, Danielle Geier, at dgeier@ou.edu.

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2014 AME Newsletter  

The annual newsletter serving the students and alumni of the University of Oklahoma School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.

2014 AME Newsletter  

The annual newsletter serving the students and alumni of the University of Oklahoma School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.

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