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Professor Wen Chan Named Fellow of ASME

February 20, 2007

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has elected University of Texas at Arlington Professor Wen Chan as a Fellow of the professional organization. Dr. Chan is in the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department of the College of Engineering.

The grade of Fellow recognizes significant engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession. In selecting Dr. Chan, the ASME noted his demonstrated leadership roles in curriculum development, teaching and research; his established international reputation and publication record in teaching and research; and his performance as an outstanding teacher as documented by students and colleagues.

Dr. Chan’s research interests include analytical methodology development, testing and design of composite structures, and fracture and fatigue characteristics of metallic and composite materials. He has extensive industrial experience in the analysis and design of aerospace structures. Before joining UT Arlington in 1988, Dr. Chan was a Principal Engineer at Bell Helicopter and a Fatigue/Fracture Engineer at Gates Learjet.

“Wen Chan is one of our most well-respected senior faculty members,” said Dr. Craig Dutton, chair of the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department. “He is an excellent classroom instructor, prolific advisor of graduate students, and outstanding researcher in the composite materials area, especially in terms of the quality of his publications. Professor Chan has also made many, many excellent service and administrative contributions both at UT Arlington and to national professional organizations.”

Founded in 1880, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers is a not-for-profit professional organization promoting the art, science and practice of mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences.