The World Tribology Congress recently presented Michael M. Khonsari with the Mayo D. Hersey Award at its meeting in Torino, Italy. The Hersey award, established in 1965, honors distinguished members of the engineering community who have made extensive, long-term contributions to the science of tribology, which is the study of materials in motion and the impact of friction and wear on those materials.
Khonsari is a professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at LSU and holds the endowed chair for Dow Chemical in rotating machinery. He is also the director of LSU’s Center for Rotating Machinery, or CeRoM, which partners with industry for research and development resulting in design solutions for sophisticated engineering systems. For more information about Khonsari’s research, click here.
An LSU faculty member for 14 years, Khonsari holds several patents, has authored several books and published more than 250 academic papers and textbook chapters. Prior to his career at LSU, Khonsari was a faculty member at The Ohio State University, the University of Pittsburgh and Southern Illinois University. He has also worked as a research faculty fellow for the U.S. Department of Energy in Pittsburgh, NASA Glenn Research Center and Wright-Patterson Air Force Laboratory.
“I am truly humbled by this prestigious international award that bears the name of a legend in the field of tribology,” said Khonsari. “Mayo Hersey was a scientist and an educator par excellence and it is indeed an honor to have been recognized by my colleagues as such.”
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