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PRISM graduate Zi Chen receives the 2011 American Academy of Mechanics Founder's Award

PRISM graduate Zi Chen has received the 2011 American Academy of Mechanics (AAM) Founder’s Award for his essay “Progress through Mechanics: Morphogenesis, Self-Assembly and Bio-Inspired Technology”. Chen recently earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and his advisers were Mikko Haataja, PRISM faculty and associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and David Srolovitz, a former Princeton faculty member. The winning essay will be published in the academy’s journal, Mechanics.

The AAM Founder’s Prize, in cooperation with the Robert M. and Mary Haythornthwaite Foundation, supports scientific research, primarily in the field of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. The award is given annually for an essay on progress through mechanics and each grant is made to the author to assist in his or her research.

Zi will be presented with a certificate at the Honors and Awards Banquet of the Applied Mechanics Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in November 2012. Congratulations Zi on winning this prestigious award!