News‎ > ‎

TANMS Center Director Awarded SPIE Lifetime Achievement Award

posted Oct 16, 2014, 7:43 AM by Tsai-Tsai O-Lee   [ updated Oct 16, 2014, 7:43 AM ]

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor and TANMS Engineering Research Center Director, Greg P. Carman, has been selected to receive the 2015 Smart Structures and Materials Lifetime Achievement Award from SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics.   The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in the careers of scientists and engineers in the field of smart structures and materials.

Professor Carman joined the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of California Los Angeles in 1991.  He is presently the Director of a new NSF Engineering Research Center entitled Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Materials TANMS and is Executive Engineering Director of the Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology in the Department of Surgery at UCLA. Professor Carman has served as chairman for the Adaptive Structures and Material Systems of the ASME (2000-2002), holds a position as Associate editor for the Journal of Intelligent Material Systems Structures, as well as the journal of Smart Materials and Structures.  He was awarded the Northrop Grumman Young Faculty in 1995 and three best paper awards from the ASME in 1996, 2001, and 2007.   In 2003 he was elected to the grade of Fellow in ASME and awarded the ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Prize honoring his contributions to smart materials and structures in 2004.  Presently his research interests focus on analytical modeling, fabricating, and testing nanoscale multiferroic (magnetoelectric) materials and developing devices for medical application.