Yetter named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

May 16, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Richard Yetter, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the High Pressure Combustion Lab, was recently named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

The fellow grade is the highest elected level of membership in ASME. Fellowship is conferred upon a member with at least 10 years of active engineering practice and who has made significant contributions to the profession.

Yetter is recognized internationally for his significant contributions in propellants and combustion. He has authored or coauthored 145 refereed journal articles, which have been highly cited. He is the editor of a major international combustion journal, “Combustion, Science and Technology” and the coauthor of a widely used combustion book. He has been recognized with prestigious awards including the Propellants and Combustion Award from AIAA, and the Silver Medal from the Combustion Institute. And he has supervised the Ph.D. thesis of graduate students who are now making contributions in their own right in academia, national labs, and industry.


Share this story:

facebook linked in twitter email


Chris Hennessey



The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519