RAPID CITY, S.D. - Umesh Korde, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, has been selected as a fellow with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
He joins a distinguished group of honorees. Of the 117,504-member ASME organization, just 3,205 are fellows. As a newly elected fellow, Korde will be recognized in the November issue of Mechanical Engineering Magazine.
Korde was named the Pearson Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering at the School of Mines in 2012
Korde, who joined the School of Mines in 2003, has a global reputation for his research emphasizing the control and dynamics of systems oscillating in response to wave motion, particularly on optimizing their motion to maximize the absorbed power in real time. He serves as an associate editor of the journal Ocean Engineering.
His current research includes real-time control of wave energy converters in collaboration with the U.S. Navy and the University of Hawaii and a project on an energy storage system being developed by School of Mines students. He teaches undergraduate courses in mechanical vibrations and sustainable energy systems.
"By continuing to honor our members by elevating them to them to the grade of fellow, we ensure ASME's commitment to its vision 'to be the essential resource for mechanical engineers and other technical professionals throughout the world for solutions that benefit humankind,'" ASME Executive Director Thomas G. Loughlin wrote in the notification letter.
Korde becomes the second ASME fellow in the School of Mines Department of Mechanical Engineering, behind Mike Langerman, Ph.D., professor and department head who has been an ASME fellow since 2006.