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Cate Brinson Named Fellow of ASME

Cate Brinson, Jerome B. Cohen Professor of Engineering and chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

The fellow grade is the highest elected grade of membership in ASME. Fellowship is conferred upon a member with at least 10 years of active engineering practice and who has made significant contributions to the profession.

Brinson conducts research in advanced material systems, crossing the boundaries between the underlying material physics and the mathematical mechanics descriptions of their behaviors. The advanced materials she studies are typically multi-phase, hierarchical systems, requiring understanding of mechanisms across many length and time scales. Brinson's current work focuses on the mechanical behavior of bone, advanced polymer nanocomposites, and shape memory alloys.