Larry Howell, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Brigham Young University, was recently elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
The fellow grade recognizes significant engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession.
Howell is a pioneer in the area of compliant mechanisms, including compliant microelectromechanical systems. He has published many technical papers and a book on the topic and has 15 patents issued or pending.
Howell is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Career Award and is currently chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department at BYU.
He was an engineer on the YF-22 project and an engineer with Engineering Methods Inc. Howell received his bachelor's degree from BYU and his master's and doctoral degrees from Purdue University.
Founded in 1880, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers is a 120,000-member professional organization whose mission is to promote and enhance the technical competency and professional well-being of its members through quality programs and activities in mechanical engineering and to better enable its practitioners to contribute to the well-being of humankind.
Writer: Thomas Grover