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Nouh named fellow of ASME


Published April 15, 2024

“Mostafa’s recognition demonstrates the respect of his peers for his influence and contributions to our profession. ”
Francine Battaglia, professor and chair
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Mostafa Nouh.

Mostafa Nouh

Mostafa Nouh, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Nouh is being recognized for his distinguished research contributions to the mechanical engineering field, as well as over a decade of dedicated service to the society.

“Mostafa’s recognition demonstrates the respect of his peers for his influence and contributions to our profession,” says Francine Battaglia, professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. “His election as a fellow also demonstrates his dedication and commitment to education and UB.”

A UB faculty member since 2015, Nouh’s research interests include structural mechanics and vibrations, smart and adaptive materials, acoustic metamaterials, thermoacoustic energy generation and harvesting.

He is a 2019 recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Among his other honors are the 2023 President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring, UB’s highest honor for undergraduate mentoring; the 2021 Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Research Mentor of the Year Award; the UB Exceptional Scholar-Young Investigator Award in 2020; and ASME’s Gary Anderson Early Achievement Award in 2020.

Nouh joined ASME in 2009 while a student and has been a professional member since 2013. He has taken on numerous leadership roles within ASME.

“Being named ASME fellow is truly an honor,” Nouh says. “It is a privilege given to less than 5% of ASME’s professional members, recognizing their distinguished career and engineering achievements. On a personal level, I consider ASME to be my home society and one that I am proud to have been a member of since I was a graduate student.”

In 2016, Nouh was elected as a member of ASME’s Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Branch and became a senator of the newly founded Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS) division in 2022. In 2017, he was elected to the executive committee of the Noise Control and Acoustics Division (NCAD) for a five-year term and became the division chair in 2021. Within NCAD, Nouh played a leading role in organizing the annual Rayleigh Lecture and initiating the Journal of Vibration and Acoustics’ Best Paper Award.

From 2017-19, he co-chaired the Energy Harvesting Symposia at the ASME SMASIS conferences. In 2018 and 2019, he chaired the Student and Young Professional Development Symposia and in 2022 was elected a member of the ASME Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound. He has also served as an associate editor of the ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics since 2020.