Prof. Alok Sinha, B.Tech/ME/1978
Alok Sinha has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He has been recognized for distinguished contributions to the field of mechanical engineering, particularly on the vibration analysis of mistuned blades in jet engines and robust control algorithms.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world's largest general scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science. Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. This year, 503 Fellows were selected for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. The Fellows will receive certificates and pins in February 2011 during the AAAS meeting in Washington, D.C.
Alok Sinha (B.Tech.,ME,1978) is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University (PSU), University Park. He received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He has been a PSU faculty member since August 1983. His areas of teaching and research are vibration, control systems, jet engines, robotics, neural networks, and nanotechnology. He is the author of a graduate textbook Linear Systems: Optimal
and Robust Control and an undergraduate textbook Vibration of Mechanical Systems . He has served as a Visiting Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, Cambridge, MA, and as a researcher at Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, CT. He has also been an associate editor of ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control. At present, he serves as an associate editor of ASME Journal of Turbomachinery and AIAA Journal.
Alok Sinha is also a Fellow of ASME and an Associate Fellow of AIAA. He has received the NASA certificate of recognition for significant contributions to the Space Shuttle Microgravity Mission.