Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials

Director: Sia Nemat-Nasser, Distinguished Professor of Mechanics and Materials

More than a dozen graduate students, undergraduates and postdoctoral fellows are conducting research under the center's auspices.

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ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition Honors Professor Sia Nemat-Nasser with the ASME Medal


November 18, 2013, San Diego CA


December, 2013

Sia Nemat-Nasser was awarded the ASME Medal "For creating micro-architectured composites to mitigate shock-wave induced traumatic brain injury; metamaterials to redirect, attenuate and manage stress waves; and original comprehensive models of deformation and failure of metallic structures with application to metal forming and failure prevention; and for excellent contributions in promoting ASME's Materials Division."

The ASME Medal, established in 1920, is the highest award that the Society can bestow and is to recognize “eminently distinguished engineering achievement.” Only one ASME Medal may be awarded annually. Although some individuals have been honored by both the ASME Medal and Honorary Membership, each award has been made on the basis of different accomplishments.

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Sia Nemat-Nasser ASME Medal

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