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Two mechanical engineering faculty recently named ASME Fellows

Adarsh Krishnamurthy & Eliot Winer, ASME Fellows

Adarsh Krishnamurthy, associate professor, and Eliot Winer, professor, in mechanical engineering at Iowa State State University have each been named Fellows of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The ASME Committee of Past Presidents confers the Fellow grade of membership on worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements. To be nominated candidates must have 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of active corporate membership in the organization.

Headshot of mechanical engineering associate professor Adarsh Krishnamurthy. He is wearing a suit and a red tie.Krishnamurthy leads the Integrated Design and Engineering Analysis (IDEA) and the Artificial Intelligence based Design and Manufacturing (ADAM) labs. His research focuses on developing tools and methods for integrating the design and analysis of mechanical and biomedical engineering components. Additionally, he holds courtesy appointments in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department and Human-Computer Interaction graduate program. Krishnamurthy also serves as associate director for education and workforce development at the Translational AI Center (TrAC).

Krishnamurthy is a member of the AI Institute for Resilient Agriculture (AIIRA), an NSF- and USDA-funded institute house at Iowa State that launched in 2021. In early 2022, Krishnamurthy joined ISU’s Plant Sciences Institute (PSI) as part of its newest cohort. Krishnamurthy’s research at these institutes focus on creating novel computational methods and tools to geometrically model different plants and develop advanced multi-scale and machine learning methods to model the utilization of environmental resources (sunlight, fertilizer, water, etc.) and gauge their impact on plants to develop more resilient and productive crops.

Krishnamurthy received his BTech and MTech in mechanical engineering at Indian Institute of Technology-Madras before moving to University of California-Berkeley for his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. His research interests include computer-aided design (CAD), geometric modeling, biomechanics, geometric machine learning, cybermanufacturing, finite element analysis, and parallel GPU computing.

Eliot Winer

Winer has over 25 years of experience working in virtual reality and 3D computer graphics technologies on sponsored projects for the Department of Defense, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Department of the Army, National Science Foundation, Department of Agriculture, Boeing, John Deere, and the Federal Highway Administration.

Winer received his B.S. in aeronautical and astronautical engineering at The Ohio State University before moving to the State University of New York at Buffalo for his M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. His research interests include internet technology for large-scale collaborative design; medical imaging, analysis, and visualization; multidisciplinary design synthesis; computer aided design and graphics; applications in optimal design; extended reality; and machine learning and visual analytics.

In addition to his time as a professor at Iowa State, Winer is the Director of VRAC, a multidisciplinary research center with a mission to develop, test, and evaluate visualization, interaction, and sensor technologies to elevate human capabilities in engineering, health, and physical sciences. He also holds courtesy appointments in Iowa State University’s departments of Aerospace Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering.