Simpson receives two engineering design awards at international conference

September 4, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Tim Simpson, a professor and researcher known for his knowledge within the realm of product design and additive manufacturing, was the recipient of two awards at the 2018 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference.

Simpson, the Paul Morrow Professor in Engineering Design and Manufacturing, received the Design Automation Award and the Robert E. Abbot Award at the event, held Aug. 26-29 in Quebec City, Canada.  

The Design Automation Award recognizes an outstanding researcher in the field of engineering design optimization, and the Robert E. Abbot Award recognizes outstanding service contributions to the Design Engineering Division of ASME.

Simpson was recognized for his contributions to the field of design automation through his research in product family and product platform design, design space visualization and additive manufacturing. His work is among the most widely cited within the design automation community, and his impact extends into industry, having engaged over 500 practitioners from companies around the world. 

He has also been active in the ASME Design Engineering Division for 20 years, having served in a variety of leadership roles on technical and conference planning committees. Most recently he has helped position the division as a leading innovator within ASME’s newly formed Design, Materials and Manufacturing Segment, which encompasses over a dozen different technical conferences and events. 

In addition to his faculty positions within both the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, he is an affiliate faculty member of the School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs, the Department of Architecture and the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State. He also directs Penn State’s new Additive Manufacturing and Design Graduate Program. 

Simpson serves as co-director of the Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D) at Penn State, which is a world-class resource for advancing and deploying additive manufacturing technology for critical applications.


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