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Yener elected ASEE Fellow

April 29, 2009

Yaman Yener, Associate Dean and Director of the Graduate School has been elected a Fellow of ASEE. The fellow grade is conferred upon an active member of ASEE who has been a member for at least 10 years, in recognition of outstanding contributions to engineering or engineering technology education.

Yaman was born and raised in Ankara, Turkey.  He earned Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the Middle East Technical University (METU) and a Ph.D. degree from North Carolina State University in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He joined METU as a faculty member for several years, then returned to the United States as a Visiting Professor at the University of Delaware before joining Northeastern’s Department of Mechanical Engineering (now Mechanical and Industrial Engineering) in 1982. 
At Northeastern Yaman teaches the full spectrum of undergraduate thermofluids courses and the graduate sequence in heat transfer, while guiding many Ph.D. students through their research.  He served as interim department chair for the Mechanical Engineering Department from July, 1989 through December, 1990.  He was appointed Associate Dean for Research and Graduate studies in 1992.  As Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies he provided critical oversight in the awards of both the 2000 NSF CenSSIS Engineering Research Center and the 2004 NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center. He also led the development of the highly successful M.S. in Telecommunications that began in 1997. His early commitment to the recruiting and support of international graduate students laid the groundwork for the doubling of our graduate student population. 

Founded in 1893, the American Society for Engineering Education is a nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology. In pursuit of academic excellence, ASEE develops policies and programs that enhance professional opportunities for engineering faculty members, and promotes activities that support increased student enrollments in engineering and engineering technology colleges and universities. 

ASEE also fulfills its mission by providing a valuable communication link among corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions. ASEE's 12,000+ members include deans, department heads, faculty members, students, and government and industry representatives who hail from all disciplines of engineering and engineering technology. ASEE’s organizational membership is composed of 400 engineering and engineering technology colleges and affiliates, more than 50 corporations, and numerous government agencies and professional associations. ASEE directs many of its efforts at providing for open and ongoing dialogues among these groups.