Robert Gao, chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Cady Staley Professor of Engineering, was elected to the Academy of Fellows of the International Academy for Production Engineering.
Known as CIRP, the French acronym of the organization, the College International pour la Recherche en Productique is the world’s leading organization in manufacturing-related research. The academy has restricted members based on demonstrated excellence in research and has some 600 academic and industrial members from 50 countries.
Fellows are internationally recognized scientists elected to be CIRP members for life, joining an elite group of no more than 175 of the world’s scholars. The maximum number of fellows per country is 15.
Gao joined this year’s class of fellows in August during the 66th General Assembly of CIRP in Portugal.