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Haut Given National Mechanical Engineering Award

Roger C. Haut

Roger C. Haut, Michigan State University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, has been awarded the H.R. Lissner Medal by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) during the Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference (SB3C) in National Harbor, Maryland.

According to ASME’s announcement, the award was given in recognition of Haut’s long-term bioengineering contributions through the development and implementation of innovative methods of basic engineering science to the fields of impact trauma and orthopaedics.

Haut, who is affiliated with the Department of Radiology in the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering, is director of the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratories.

He received a bachelor’s degree (cum laude) in mechanical engineering (1967) and a master’s degree (1968) and PhD (1971) in engineering mechanics from Michigan State University.

After graduation he started a career in trauma biomechanics at the General Motors Research Laboratories.

He was named the first chairman of the Industrial Liaison Committee for the ASME Bioengineering Division and has served on the Honors and Y.C. Fung Young Investigator Committees.

Haut has made it a priority during his academic career to train students in the basic principles of engineering science during their bioengineering research projects. He has mentored more than 80 graduate students in his career.

He has published more than 150 manuscripts in peer-reviewed archival journals, which have been cited more than 5,000 times in the scientific literature.

- Kyle Leigh Avery, ASME staff and College of Engineering website

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