Saint Martin 's engineering professor chosen for national directorship
Feb. 8, 2006
Lacey, Wash. – Saint Martin’s University Prof.
Amanie Abdelmessih, Ph.D., has been elected national director of the
American Institute of Chemical Engineers’s transport and energy
processes division. She began her term Jan. 1 and will serve until the
end of 2008.
The division, chartered as the heat transfer and
energy conversion division in 1956 and renamed in 2001, cultivates the
growth of these two broad fields of science and technology. It is
composed of 18 national committees.
Abdelmessih previously served as division director,
a volunteer position, from 2001 to 2003, then chaired the division’s
Process Intensification Committee, which she will continue to lead.
A thermal engineer, Abdelmessih teaches in Saint
Martin’s mechanical engineering department and directs its thermal
engineering laboratories during the academic year. During the summer,
she conducts research in thermal engineering. She has researched at NASA
Dryden Flight Research Center, Marshall Space Flight Research Center,
Argonne National Laboratory and the Pacific Northwest National
Abdelmessih is the recipient of numerous
professional and education awards, including the Puget Sound Engineering
Council’s 2005 Academic Engineer of the Year Award and the 2001 Monks of
Saint Martin’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
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