Professor Michael D. Sangid Awarded Young Leader Professional Development Award 2013
AAE Assistant Professor Michael D. Sangid was one of four recipients chosen for the 2013 The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), StructuralMaterials Division (SMD) Young Professional Development Award. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign in 2010 and joined our School in 2011.
This award was created to enhance the professional development of dynamic young people from TMS’ five technical divisions by helping them participate in Society activities, become better acquainted, make important contacts with TMS leaders, and network with prominent Society members.
Professor Sangid’ s research activities combine knowledge of materials science, solid mechanics, and advanced manufacturing to solve complex problems in materials behavior and processing. His research group employs physics-based computational modeling and design tools, which are experimentally validated. He is the principal director of the Advanced Computational Materials and Experimental Evaluation (ACME) Laboratory. The ACME group’s philosophy is to simultaneously address fundamental research needs and implement this knowledge into integrated models that can directly aid in and transform our design methodologies providing pragmatic engineering solutions.
Formal presentation of the award will be made at the SMD Council Meeting on March 5 in San Antonio, Texas during the 142nd TMS Annual Meeting. Professor Sangid will be entitled to attend committee meetings of interest as an observer, including the TMS Board of Directors meeting. This experience will provide insight in the preparations of becoming a future leader within Society administration. Additionally, at the conference, Professor Sangid is organizing a five part symposium on ‘Fatigue in Materials: Microstructure-Driven Modeling and In-Situ Fatigue Characterization.” This symposium will bring together many of the top researchers in the field to discuss recent advances and foster creative ideas for future research.