We are thrilled to share that Professor Adrian S. Onas has been appointed a member of the US National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM) on behalf of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), representing the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). This is a great achievement of Professor Onas, the Webb community and SNAME. It reflects his exceptional knowledge and expertise in mechanics, coupled with his passion for teaching our students Naval Architecture, and an active involvement as Chair of the Hydrodynamics Committee within the SNAME Technical & Research (T&R) Program and other academic and research activities.
The USNC/TAM established in 1949, is a great hub for U.S. engineering, scientific and mathematical communities that share a passion for mechanics. The committee serves as a national forum for defining major issues in mechanics research, technology, and education – addressing concerns and inspiring appropriate actions. The USNC/TAM also represents the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) as the U.S. adhering organization to the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) – one of the 40 international scientific unions and associations of the International Science Council (ISC).
The IUTAM was formed in 1946 to connect experts and organizations working on scientific projects in mechanics or related sciences both at a theoretical or experimental level. Moreover, the USNC/TAM represents the United States in national and international activities related to the broad science of mechanics, including related sciences, engineering, and mathematics. It serves as a focal point for charting future priorities in mechanics-related research, applications, and education.
This appointment also reflects our community and commitment to the high caliber of faculty members we have here at Webb and reinforces our reputation as a center of excellence in engineering.
Congratulations, Professor Onas!