Mechanical Engineering Professor Yusuf Altintas has recently been elected a Member of two prestigious engineering organizations, the US’ National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and German National Academy of Science and Engineering, ACATECH.
Dr. Altintas’ membership in the NAE recognizes his leadership in the field of “metal-cutting mechanics and machine tool systems research and industry applications.” The NAE is part of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. It has 2698 members of which Dr. Altintas joins as one of the 22 international member elected this year. NAE has a total of 310 international members to be recognized with this prestigious honor.
Membership in the NAE recognizes the contributions of outstanding engineers who have impacted their field through:
…engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature,…the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.
The German academy, ACATECH brings together expertise from various science and engineering fields. With about 600 members, Dr. Altintas appears to be the first member of ACATECH from Canada.
At UBC’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Altintas is the NSERC–P&WC-Sandvik Coromant Industrial Research Chair, where he conducts research on the development of digital model of machining physics integrated with the machine tool’s structural dynamics and computer controller. His publications received about 34,500 citations with an h index (a rating of a scholar’s impact) of 96 on Google Scholar, and his digital manufacturing technology is used by more than 300 companies in aerospace, machine tool, and machining industry globally. He is also the founding coordinator of the Department’s highly-sought after undergraduate Mechatronics Option.