Paulino elected a fellow of ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute

Monday, June 5, 2017
Glaucio Paulino with two of the paper models that demonstrate a new "zippered-tube" origami configuration he has developed. Paulino has been named a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers Engineering Mechanics Institute. (File Photo: Rob Felt)
Glaucio Paulino with two of the paper models that demonstrate a new "zippered-tube" origami configuration he has developed. Paulino has been named a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers' Engineering Mechanics Institute. (File Photo: Rob Felt)

Professor Glaucio Paulino is one of three new fellows of the American Society of Civil Engineers' Engineering Mechanics Institute.

Fellows are distinguished researchers with a record of accomplishments in engineering mechanics and service to the organization. Paulino will accept the honor June 6 at the institute’s national conference.

“I am humbled by the recognition that my colleagues bestowed upon me, and I am honored by the award,” said Paulino, the Raymond Allen Jones Chair in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He’s the first of the School’s faculty elevated to fellow membership in the mechanics institute, though he does not expect to be the last.

“I hope that I will be joined by several of my colleagues in the near future, as their activities relate significantly to those of the institute,” he said.

Paulino, a world-renowned expert in topology optimization and origami engineering, has been involved with the Engineering Mechanics Institute since its creation a decade ago. He serves on the institute’s Board of Governors and as an associate editor of its flagship publication, the ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics.

“The institute has played a major role in my career and in the professional development of my students,” Paulino said. “We participate in several technical committees, and we have an active participation in EMI conferences, organizing mini-symposia and research presentations.”

That included helping lead the 2017 EMI International Conference in Brazil earlier this year, where Karen and John Huff School Chair Reginald DesRoches delivered a featured lecture on shape-memory alloys.