August 7, 2006

Su-Seng Pang, associate vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and Jack Holmes Professor for Mechanical Engineering, has been named a fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers.  Fellows are honored for their contributions in the field of plastics engineering, science or technology, or in the management of such activities.

Pang earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkley, in 1987.  His areas of specialization include advanced composite piping systems, composite materials, stress analysis and joining technology.  Pang is also a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Pang was elected a fellow for the development of joining/fitting methodologies to overcome technical barriers that prevent the acceptance of composite pipe in the offshore oil and gas industry. He also worked to develop technology to enhance the strength of damaged reinforced concrete columns using fast curing fiber reinforced plastics composites.

Only 252 members have been elected to this prestigious status since it was established in 1984.  The society currently has over 22,000 members.

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