Mechanical engineer Jing Du receives young leader award from global society

November 30, 2022

By Mary Fetzer

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Jing Du, associate professor of mechanical engineering, was selected for the Young Leaders Professional Development Award by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). The award provides leadership and networking opportunities for TMS members to advance in the field of materials science, according to the organization’s website.

“It is my great honor to be selected for this award,” Du said. “I look forward to more fully participating in TMS activities, networking with prominent society members and promoting the reputation of Penn State among my peers.”

TMS is a professional society that connects minerals, metals and materials scientists and engineers around the world, according to the organization’s website. The Young Leaders Professional Development Award recipient receives funding to travel to the TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition to participate in leadership activities.

“Dr. Du is a leading scholar in the field of mechanics and materials with applications in tissue biomechanics,” said Mary Frecker, professor of mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering, head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Riess Chair of Engineering and director of the Penn State Center for Biodevices. “Her work seeks to improve human health and well-being through the development of new materials, structures and devices and is recognized for its clinical relevance. This TMS award is a wonderful recognition of Dr. Du’s significant contributions and potential as a leader in the field.” 







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