Brown Professor David Henann to Receive Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal

David BortonBrown University School of Engineering Assistant Professor David Henann will receive the 2016 Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He will receive his award during ASME's International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
(IMECE) in Phoenix in November.

The Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal recognizes outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering within ten years following graduation with a baccalaureate (bachelors) degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field. The award is bestowed for overall outstanding achievement in the mechanical engineering field during the set period of time.

Previous Brown faculty who have won the Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal include James R. Rice (1971).

Henann received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Binghamton University in 2006, followed by an S.M. and a Ph.D., both in Mechanical Engineering, from MIT in 2008 and 2011, respectively. After postdoctoral appointments at MIT and Harvard, he became an Assistant Professor of Engineering at Brown University in the fall of 2013. His research interests are in the area of theoretical and computational solid mechanics. Recently, Henann received an NSF CAREER Award and the School of Engineering's 2015-16 Excellence in Teaching Award as selected by the members of Tau Beta Pi.