Pisano Awarded Columbia University 2009 Egleston Medal for Distinguished Engineering Achievement
February 25, 2010

Albert P. Pisano

Albert P. Pisano

 


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Albert P. Pisano, Professor and Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering and currently serving as Acting Dean of the College of Engineering at Berkeley, has been unanimously elected to receive Columbia University's 2009 Egleston Medal for Distinguished Engineering Achievement.

The Egleston Medal is awarded to a living alumnus/a of the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) in recognition of distinguished engineering achievement. The award is given for a notable application of an engineering principle; the development of an industry, process, technique, or material; or the furtherance of a specific branch of the profession. It was established in 1939 to honor the memory of Thomas Egleston, founder in 1864 of the Columbia College of Mines, from which developed Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science.

In a letter received from Daniel Schiavello, President of Columbia Engineering Alumni Association and Andrew Gaspar, Chairman of the Egleston Award Committee, Pisano was informed that he was nominated and elected to receive the award for his "extraordinary pioneering work in the field of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), a technology utilizing microscopic motors and other devices that affect many aspects of our lives."

Professor Pisano, graduate of Columbia University (BS 1976, MS 1977, MPhil 1980, PhD 1981), will receive the Egleston Medal at the Columbia University "Engineering Welcome Reception" on June 3, 2010.

 


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