Brian Feeny Elected Fellow of ASME

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May 21, 2010

Brian Feeny, associate professor of mechanical engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Roughly four percent of ASME’s members are elevated to fellow status. Feeney is recognized for significant engineering achievements.

Feeny earned his BS in engineering mechanics from the University of Wisconsin in 1984, his MS in engineering mechanics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1986, and his PhD in theoretical and applied mechanics from Cornell University in 1990. He then held a postdoctoral position at the Institute of Robotics, ETH in Zurich, Switzerland.

In 1992, he joined the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University. He is currently secretary of the Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound for the ASME, and serves as an associate editor for the ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics. His research interests are in dynamics and vibration, with current activities in nonlinear dynamics, chaos, proper orthogonal decomposition, friction dynamics, and system identification.