Ramadan named ASME Fellow

Mar 11, 2013

Dr. Bassem Ramadan, professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been named a 2013 Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Dr. Bassem Ramadan, professor of Mechanical EngineeringDr. Bassem Ramadan, professor of Mechanical Engineering at Kettering University, 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 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress Nov. 15-21, 2013, in San Diego.

Ramadan was chosen to receive the ASME Fellow Grade for his work in the thermal aspects of internal combustion engines and their technologies as applied to both gasoline and diesel engines used for mobile transportation applications.

" I am honored to receive this recognition from ASME and to know that my contributions to research and teaching in Mechanical Engineering are making an impact and are appreciated," said Ramadan.

In addition to the ASME Fellow, Ramadan has received the 2008 Kettering University Outstanding Teaching Award and the 2003 Kettering University Outstanding New Researcher Award. At Kettering he teaches fluid mechanics, heat transfer, energy and environmental system design, engineering analysis, and graduate courses in engineering mathematics with applications, applied transport phenomena, and combustion and emissions.

Ramadan is co-author of “Mechanics of Fluids,” a Mechanical Engineering textbook with Dr. Merle Potter and Dr. David Wiggert, both Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University (MSU). The tome represents a new generation of engineering textbook that includes a multi-media component designed to address the learning styles of a tech-savvy generation.

Ramadan was born in Lebanon, receiving his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in Computational Fluid Dynamics, combustion, fluid flow analysis and modeling, thermal systems design and modeling, energy conservation and analysis. He lives in Davison, Mich.

Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, today's ASME is a 120,000-member worldwide 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.

More about Dr. Bassem Ramadan:

Improving diesel engine performance
Recovering wasted energy
Cleaning up diesel emissions

Written by Dawn Hibbard
(810) 762-9865
dhibbard@kettering.edu