Elbanna receives Journal of Applied Mechanics Award
Assistant Professor Ahmed Elbanna has received the 2019 Journal of Applied Mechanics Award for the paper “On the role of the plaque porous structure in mussel adhesion: implications for adhesion control using bulk patterning,” Journal of Applied Mechanics, v 85, #121003, 2018. The paper is available here.
The Journal of Applied Mechanics Award is provided by the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) to honor the best paper which has been published in the Journal of Applied Mechanics during the two calendar years immediately preceding the year of the award. The award is made annually to the corresponding author of the paper who received their Ph.D. no more than 10 years prior to July 1 of the year of award. Corresponding authors who have yet to receive a Ph.D. may also be considered. The award was presented at the AMD Banquet at ASME's International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition meeting in November 2018.
Elbanna holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering (2011) and an M.S. in applied mechanics (2006), both from the California Institute of Technology, and an M.S. in structural engineering (2005) and B.S. in civil engineering (2003) from Cairo University. He joined the CEE at Illinois faculty in 2013.