Jayasimha Atulasimha, Ph.D., Is Named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

MNE professor Jayasimha Atulasimha

Jayasimha Atulasimha, Ph.D., Qimonda Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). One of the oldest engineering societies, ASME is active in 158 countries. Fellowship is conferred on approximately three percent of ASME members.

This honor recognizes Atulasimha’s pioneering contributions to the field of “straintronics,” an extremely energy-efficient nanomagnetic computing program that uses strain to manipulate the magnetic state.

Christopher S. Lynch, Ph.D., chair of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of California at Los Angeles, nominated him. “Professor Atulasimha is a national and international leader in strain-mediated magnetic switching. He was nominated to Fellow of ASME for his research contributions and his ongoing leadership in the smart materials community,” he said.

Atulasimha was recently featured in the ASME newsletter. Read the article.