OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 29, 2016 – 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."Wagner is a recipient of the 2014 ASME Internal Combustion Engine Award as well as a member of the ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division’s executive committee. He has authored than 100 technical publications and is on the editorial boards of three international journals. Wagner is also a Society of Automotive Engineers fellow and was awarded the SAE 2014 International Leadership Citation.
ASME is a worldwide, multidisciplinary engineering society focused on technical, educational and research issues. ASME's 140,000 members span across 158 countries and work in all sectors of the economy, including industry, academia and government. AMSE’s fellowship is the highest level of recognition for career achievements in science, technology, service and leadership bestowed by the organization.
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