ASME 2013 Fellows: Karel Matous and James P. Schmiedeler
Nancy Davis • DATE: December 11, 2013
The ASME Board of Governors confers the Fellow grade of membership on worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements.
Nominated by their peers, these 2012-2013 Fellows have had 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of active corporate membership in ASME.
Karel Matous has made major contributions to computational mechanics. He has developed - new computational methods and pioneered their use in industrial applications. His work on multiscale cohesive modeling of interfaces has led to a fundamental understanding and defined the current state of the art. His research on data-driven modeling with co-designed simulations and experiments has provided new insights into the complex interactions between mechanics and materials science. Matous has organized numerous conference symposia and is an active participant in the ASME Committee on Computing in Applied Mechanics.
James P. Schmiedeler is a faculty member in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. He previously served on the faculties of Ohio State and the University of Iowa. His research interests lie in applying kinematics, dynamics, and machine design to develop robotic systems and to understand human motor coordination. Schmiedeler's current work focuses on biped locomotion, human recovery from stroke and spinal-cord-injury, robot-assisted rehabilitation, prostheses, and shape-changing mechanisms. He has provided extensive professional service within ASME and other engineering organizations.