Alumnus Adnan named ASME Fellow

AAE alumnus Ashfaq Adnan (PhD '08) was named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

AAE alumnus Ashfaq Adnan was named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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Ashfaq Adnan (AAE PhD '08)

Adnan received his Ph.D. from the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2008 and started as an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2010. He’s now an associate professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at UTA.

Adnan was honored for “significant contributions to the field of traumatic brain injury and multiscale mechanics of biological, bioinspired and engineered materials,” according to the UTA website.

“I am honored to earn this recognition,” Adnan told UTA. “I am sincerely grateful to my family, colleagues and peers for their support and inspiration. I’d like to thank UTA for giving me the support, opportunity and resources to build my academic career (and also thank) the funding agencies that supported my research ideas.

“I am especially thankful to the Office of Naval Research and Timothy Bentley, the program manager for the Naval Force Health Protection Program, for funding my research proposals addressing traumatic brain injury. Special thanks goes to my students and postdocs for their hard work and research contributions.”

Adnan has been involved in more than $2.35 million in research grants since joining UTA, according to UTA.