DR. MOHAMMED A. ZIKRY is awarded the Thurston Lecture Award at the 2017 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE). Dr. Zikry receives the award for pioneering contributions to mechanics of materials, computational mechanics, multiscale modeling, materials science and fracture mechanics; and for significant and groundbreaking interdisciplinary contributions related to metals, alloys, composites and biomaterials at physical scales ranging from nano to micro. The title of his lecture is “Failure Resistant Material Systems: What Can Predictions Provide?”
ASME’s IMECE is the largest interdisciplinary mechanical engineering conference in the World. IMECE plays a significant role in stimulating innovation from basic discovery to translational application. It fosters new collaborations that engage stakeholders and partners not only from academia, but also from national laboratories, industry, research settings, and funding bodies.
Mohammed A. Zikry is the Zan Prevost Smith Professor at North Carolina State University in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego, his M.S. from the Johns Hopkins University, and his B.S. from the University of Kansas.
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