Andrew Nix, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at West Virginia University, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. ASME is a global engineering society comprised of more than 130,000 members in more than 151 countries. Less than 4,000 members have achieved ASME Fellow status.
Nix, a member of ASME for 24 years, was selected for his contributions to the organization’s International Gas Turbine Institute. As an executive member of IGTI’s Aircraft Engine Committee for more nearly 10 years, Nix has held various leadership positions including point contact, vice-chair, chairman, intermediate past chair and most recently director. He is also a member of IGTI’s Heat Transfer Committee, where he currently serves as chairman of the honors and awards subcommittee and previously held the position of vanguard chair for Heat Transfer Tutorials for three years.
Nix was recognized for his achievements during ASME’s 2018 Turbomachinery Technical Conference & Exposition, held in Oslo, Norway, June 11-15.
“It is an honor to be recognized by my peers in ASME for my years of service and my professional accomplishments,” said Nix. “ASME Fellow is awarded based on professional, educational and service activities and accomplishments, so to be recognized for my contributions to the engineering profession was humbling.”
After receiving his doctorate in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech in 2003, Nix continued his professional career as a turbine technical specialist for the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, Maryland. In 2006, he became a research assistant professor at the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources and WVU’s Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions. He was promoted to associate professor in 2018.
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