Matlack wins early career award from ASME


Prof. Katie Matlack has been recognized for her research excellence in the field of vibration and acoustics.

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Katie MatlackMechSE Professor Katie Matlack is the 2023 recipient of the C.D. Mote Jr., Early Career Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

The Mote Award is presented to an early-career recipient who demonstrates research excellence in the field of vibration and acoustics. Recipients are under the age of 40 and within 10 years of their terminal degree.

Matlack will present a keynote lecture, “Manipulating Vibrations with Phononic Materials,” at the upcoming ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC-CIE), where she will also be recognized with the Mote Award.

Matlack leads the Wave Propagation and Metamaterials Laboratory at Illinois. Her research group studies how mechanical waves propagate in complex materials over several length scales and uses this knowledge to realize new and multi-functional materials, structures, and devices.

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This story was published August 7, 2023.