Ramesh Agarwal, the William Palm Professor of Engineering in mechanical engineering & materials science, received ASME Honorary Membership at the ASME 2017 Honors Assembly ceremony in Tampa Nov. 6.
Agarwal, an ASME Fellow and the director of the Aerospace Research & Education Center in MEMS, was the first of three recipients of ASME Honorary Membership, the Society’s highest level of membership. He was cited for pioneering work in computational fluid dynamics and for service to education and to the profession. In his remarks, he spoke of his journey 50 years earlier to the U.S. as a 20-year-old student. His thanks included India, “the country of my birth, which nurtured me during my formative years” and “this adopted land ... where the people have been very generous and provided me the opportunity to realize what we call the American Dream.”