Bammann adds new Fellow honor to career achievements

Contact: Susan Lassetter


STARKVILLE, Miss.--A Bagley College of Engineering mechanical engineering professor is receiving the highest grade of membership from the Society of Engineering Science.

Douglas Bammann was recently named a Fellow during the organization's 50th annual technical meeting at Brown University. He is the only member to earn the honor this year.

The rank of Fellow is the highest grade of membership available in many professional organizations. It is awarded to members who have made a significant impact to their respective fields. Bammann has held Fellow status in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers since 2008.

Bammann joined Mississippi State in 2007 as a Billie J. Ball professor in mechanical engineering. Since that time he has served as the vice chair of the ASME applied mechanics division and materials division joint committee on consecutive equations.

Prior to coming to the Magnolia State, Bammann spent more than 25 years as a distinguished member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, Calif. There he distinguished himself as a leader in the field of continuum mechanics, plasticity and the failure of metals.

With more than 46 journal articles, 20 conference papers and 10 technical reports to his name, Bammann has been an invited lecturer at universities across the country including Cornell, the California Institute of Technology, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Louisiana State University.

Bammann earned a bachelor's degree in physics at Illinois State University, Normal. He earned master's and doctoral degrees in theoretical and applied mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana.

Established in 1963, the Society of Engineering Science has worked to promote the area where science and engineering meet. Its annual technical meetings bring together leading engineers, scientists and mathematicians from around the world for discussions and collaborative problem solving.

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