Florida State researcher elected fellow of Society of Mechanical Engineers

M. Yousuff Hussaini

M. Yousuff Hussaini, one of The Florida State University’s most eminent scholars, has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

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

"Since my arrival at FSU in 1996, I have devoted my efforts to establishing the field of computational science and engineering and its application in particular to some aspects of mechanical engineering, such as nanomaterials and cryogenics," said Hussaini, the university’s Sir James Lighthill Professor. "It was in no small measure due to the congenial atmosphere provided by the Mechanical Engineering Department at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, which proved conducive to collaboration across departments and disciplines. I feel honored to have been elected a fellow of the ASME and am indebted to Dean Ching-Jen Chen to have deemed it fit to nominate me for this honor."

Hussaini is most deserving of the ASME honors, according to Chen.

"Dr. Yousuff Hussaini is an exceptional researcher who has many accomplishments in diverse fields of engineering and science, particularly in fluid dynamics, acoustics and computational simulation of engineering problems," Chen said. "He deserves the recognition to be an ASME fellow."

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Lawrence G. Abele agreed.

"Professor Hussaini is renowned for bringing new insights to a wide variety of problems and devising very creative solutions that lead to real breakthroughs," Abele said. "He is enormously productive, training a large number of postdoctoral students and publishing at an almost unbelievable rate. He brings attention, prestige and honor to The Florida State University."

Hussaini has had a notable career in government laboratories and academia, with accomplishments in diverse disciplines such as acoustics, cyrogenics, nano fluids and power systems. He has mentored more than two generations of researchers and helped to establish FSU’s School of Computational Science, now the Department of Scientific Computing.

Before coming to FSU, Hussaini was the director of the Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE) at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. He received his doctorate in engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1970 and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics and physics from the University of Madras in India. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics, the American Physical Society and the Institute of Physics.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is a not-for-profit professional organization promoting the art, science and practice of mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences. ASME develops codes and standards that enhance public safety and provides lifelong learning and technical exchange opportunities benefiting the engineering and technology community. Visit www.asme.org.