Professor Iwona Jasiuk has been named the recipient of the 2016 American Advanced Materials Award from the International Association of Advanced Materials.
She was selected “due to your notable and outstanding contribution in the field of ‘Advanced Materials Science and Technology,’” according to Professor Ashutosh Tiwari, the association’s secretary general.
She received the award at the award ceremony of American Advanced Materials Congress 2016, held December 4. She also presented a lecture titled “Novel copper-carbon nanomaterials.”
Jasiuk, a member of the faculty at UIUC since 2006, is a professor of Mechanical Engineering and an affiliate of the Department of Bioengineering. Previously, she was a professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, and a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned a bachelor’s in Structural Engineering (1980) and a master’s in Structural Mechanics (1982) from the University of Chicago, and then a PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (1986) from Northwestern University.
Her research is in developing research-based models to explain the structure and behavior of man-made and biological materials. Her work with biological materials focuses on bone, with projects involving a study of the underlying mechanism that causes osteoporotic bone to break, a study on limb regeneration in frogs, and a study on the effects of solid and fluid phases of bone-on-bone remodeling.
Jasiuk’s other honors and awards include: Fellow of the Society of Engineering Science, Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, listing in MARQUIS’ Who’s Who in both Science and Engineering, and American Education, and a Murphy Fellowship. She is currently a member of the Orthopedic Research Society, the Society of Women Engineers, the American Academy of Mechanics, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and was President of the SES in 2006.