American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Adrian Sabau and Robert Wagner of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been appointed fellows of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), an honor conferred to members who have demonstrated significant, long-term engineering achievements.
Adrian Sabau was honored by ASME’s board of governors for his “significant accomplishments in advancing materials processing and materials development for energy applications based on integrated computational materials science and engineering.” He is a senior research staff member in ORNL’s Materials Science and Technology Division.
Sabau’s research scope includes metal casting and materials behavior in harsh environments involving energy transport, fluid dynamics and continuum mechanics. Sabau, who earned a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Southern Methodist University, is also the recipient of two R&D 100 awards in process sciences. He has published more than 40 journal papers, 70 conference papers and has edited three books in his career.
Also named ASME fellow is Robert Wagner, director of ORNL’s Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center and a distinguished R&D staff member. ASME cited Wagner's "innovative research in advanced combustion concepts, unstable combustion phenomena and the scaling and harmonization of high-efficiency combustion concepts to application."