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Lin Li named ASME fellow

Lin Li named ASME fellow

Professor Lin Li has been elected as a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

ASME promotes art, science, and the practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe through continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards, research, conferences and publications, government relations, and other forms of outreach.

Li was elected for his contributions to research, education and the society. He is widely recognized as one of the first to consider the electricity demand response in industrial systems, and a pioneer in establishing theoretical models for quantifying the energy consumption in four-dimensional printing to promote the sustainable manufacturing paradigm, and training next-generation energy-savvy engineers.

He chaired the Quality and Reliability Technical Committee of the ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division. He also received the 2018 Reviewer of the Year Award from the Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, and the 2020 U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Assessment Center Award for Excellence in Applied Energy Engineering Research.

“It is my great honor to be named a fellow of ASME,” said Li, who is the director of the Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Research Laboratory at UIC.

“The fellow grade is truly a distinction among ASME members. I remember when I started my academic career about 15 years ago, many famous and outstanding researchers were ASME fellows including my PhD advisor. At that time, I decided to work hard to become one of them. Now the dream has come true. I truly appreciate the continuous support from our department to provide me with an excellent environment for research and teaching.”

Li strongly recommends that students become members of the ASME chapter at UIC. In addition to being an engineering society, it provides training and education, which is multidisciplinary and global.

“The organization also holds a variety of competitions every year for engineering students from around the world,” he said. “Students will surely benefit from the ASME network for job seeking, education, and future planning.”