Kudish - ASME Fellow

Oct 21, 2004

Dr. Ilya I. Kudish, professor of Mathematics, has been named a 2004 Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), for his work in mathematical modeling of lubricant degradation and materials fatigue.

Dr. Ilya I. Kudish, professor of Mathematics, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The Fellow Grade is the highest elected grade of membership within ASME, and recognizes exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession. Fellow grades will be conferred at the ASME 2004 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and RD & D Expo Nov. 13 to 19, in Anaheim, Calif.

Kudish was chosen to receive the ASME Fellow Grade for his work on mathematical modeling of elastohydrodynamically lubricated contacts in bearings and gears, stress-induced lubricant degradation, contact and structural fatigue failure of materials, contact fatigue of contaminated lubricated contacts, interaction between surface cracks and lubrication layer in elastohydrodynamic contacts.

"To have achieved such a distinction after having had to start my career over 14 years ago when I came to the United States, is rewarding," said Kudish. He had achieved a certain level of prominence professionally in Russia before emigrating to the U.S. His ASME Fellow is based solely on his work since 1990.

In addition to the ASME Fellow Grade, Kudish has received the 1999 Kettering University Outstanding New Researcher Award and the 2003 Kettering University Outstanding Applied Researcher Award. At Kettering he teaches various aspects of lubrication modeling, kinetics of lubricant degradation, contact fatigue, and applied mathematics.

He recently chaired a session n lubricants and additives at and ASME conference in Long Beach, Calif.

Kudish was born and educated in the former Soviet Union, receiving his Ph.D. at St. Petersburg Polytechnic Academe in 1981 in Physics and Mathematics. Since coming to the United States in 1990, he has established an outstanding reputation in his field of research. He and his wife Rima live in Grand Blanc, Mich.

Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, today's ASME is a 120,000-member world wide professional organization focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community. ASME sets internationally recognized industrial and manufacturing codes and standards that enhance public safety.

Written by Dawn Hibbard
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