Professor Pradip Majumdar, chair of Northern Illinois University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected and elevated to the grade of fellow by the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME).
The ASME Committee of Past Presidents confers the fellow grade of membership on worthy candidates as a distinction among ASME members to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements.
“What a great honor for Dr. Majumdar and also NIU CEET,” said NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) Dean Promod Vohra. “The recognition speaks to his expertise and achievements as well as the knowledge base at Northern Illinois University. I am so proud to have him on our team.”
Nominated by ASME members and fellows, an ASME member has to have 10 or more years of active practice, at least 10 years of active corporate membership in ASME and have significant achievements in the field of engineering, according to the ASME website.
Majumdar—who joined the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology in 1984—is an expert in computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer; fuel cell, solar and other alternative energy systems; hydrogen storage; heat and mass transfer in porous media; micro-nanoscale fluid flow and heat transfer; and high energy laser material processing.
His expertise and contributions to the field reflect ASME’s commitment to its vision “to be the essential resource for mechanical engineers and other technical professionals throughout the world for solutions that benefit humankind.”