Miljkovic named a top young engineer in manufacturing
Associate Professor and Kritzer Faculty Scholar Nenad Miljkovic was a recipient of the 2020 SME Ronald P. Harrelson Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award.
Miljkovic was one of 14 engineers, age 35 or younger, recognized for their exceptional contributions and accomplishments in the manufacturing industry. He was honored with the award at the North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC) in June in Erie, PA.
Nominees can be selected by the SME’s International Awards and Recognition Committee based on a single outstanding accomplishment, such as technical publications, patents, academic or industry leadership, or for several significant accomplishments in one or more areas of activity.
Miljkovic earned all of his degrees in mechanical engineering: a bachelor’s degree in 2009 from the University of Waterloo and master’s degree and PhD in 2011 and 2013 from MIT. He joined MechSE in August 2014.
Miljkovic is an Associate Director of the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center (ACRC) at Illinois, and he leads the Energy Transport Research Laboratory in MechSE, a robust and interdisciplinary group of postdoctoral scholars, visiting scholars, and graduate and undergraduate students. The accolades he has earned in his relatively short career thus far are numerous and prestigious, and his work in the area of condensation heat transfer is highly innovative and impactful.