Sutherland receives ASME manufacturing technology award

John W. Sutherland, the Fehsenfeld Family Head of Environmental and Ecological Engineering (EEE) at Purdue University, is the recipient of the 2013 ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award.

The award, one of the most prestigious in manufacturing, was presented on Nov. 17 at the 2013 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition in San Diego. Established in 1990 by ASME and the Alcoa Company, the award recognizes an individual or team for developing or contributing significantly to an innovative manufacturing technology that has resulted in substantial economic or societal benefits. Sutherland was selected for the award "for his leadership and pioneering contributions in the development of dry or nearly dry machining technology, the characterization of environmental performance of manufacturing processes, and the creation of methodologies to promote the remanufacturing and recycling of end-of-life products."

Sutherland is widely recognized for his contributions in the area of sustainable manufacturing; he has mentored over 80 students to the completion of their graduate degrees and has published nearly 300 papers in various journals and conference proceedings.