Dr. William Hamel, professor and head of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering and core faculty member of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Hamel worked for thirty-one years at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in research and development for robotics and remote systems in hazardous environments. He has served on numerous advisory groups, including the Army Science Board from 1989 through 1995. He was elected IEEE Fellow in 1999 for technical contributions to robotics and remote systems in hazardous environments.
Hamel’s election as an ASME Fellow is for outstanding leadership, research and development related to telerobotics and for educational contributions in mechanical engineering. The ASME has 3,214 Fellows out of 129,271 society members.