Richard Yetter named American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Richard Yetter, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the High Pressure Combustion Lab, was recently named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

The Fellow grade is the highest elected level of membership in ASME. Fellowship is conferred upon a member with at least 10 years of active engineering practice and who has made significant contributions to the profession.

Yetter is recognized internationally for his significant contributions in propellants and combustion. He has authored or co-authored 145 refereed journal articles, which have been highly cited. He is the editor of a major international combustion journal, Combustion, Science and Technology, and the co-author of a widely used combustion book.

Yetter's honors include the Propellants and Combustion Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Silver Medal from the Combustion Institute. He has supervised the doctoral theses of graduate students who are now making contributions in their own right in academia, national labs and industry.

—Chris Hennessey