Dr. Elahinia Elected ASME Fellow

Dr. Mohammad Elahinia, professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Toledo, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Elahinia has been at UT since 2004. He is a leading expert on shape memory and superelastic alloys with applications in biomedical devices.

The ASME Committee of Past Presidents elects a fellow to recognize significant achievement in research.

Elahinia has served as investigator on several projects with a total budget of more than $11 million. He has received funding from NSF, EPA, US Army, US DOT, Ohio Department of Development, and Ohio Board of Regents. He is the Principal Investigator from UT for a Third Frontier Project called ā€œNitinol Commercialization Accelerator.ā€ This accelerator is funded by the State of Ohio to facilitate the creation of start-up medical device companies.

Elahinia has supervised 28 graduate students, two of whom are now assistant professors at other universities. He has delivered 18 invited talks, published 60 journal articles and more than 160 conference papers with close to 1000 citations.

Elahinia is the recipient of several awards, including the 2010 ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Gary Anderson Early Achievement Award, 2010 University of Toledo College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Award, Outstanding Young Faculty Research Award from University of Toledo in 2006 and Torgersen Graduate Research Excellence Award from Virginia Tech in 2004.