Professor Shaw Recognized for Education Excellence at the UM College of Engineering
Professor John Shaw has been selected by the UM College of Engineering (CoE) to receive the College’s Monroe‐Brown Foundation Education Excellence Award. With this award, John is recognized for his excellence in curricular development, instruction, and guidance at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. John teaches “Introduction to Solids Mechanics/Aero Structures” (AE 215) and “Aircraft & Spacecraft Structures” (AE 315) at the undergraduate level. He has also developed new courses at the graduate level, “Foundation of Solid and Structural Mechanics” (AE 513) and “Interactive Solids and Structures” (AE 714). He has been faculty advisor for numerous undergraduate research projects, has served on the undergraduate committee (2004‐present), and serves as Aero’s ABET coordinator (2004‐present).
His research interests include, i) analytical and experimental mechanics of solids and structures, ii) thermo‐mechanical behavior of shape memory alloys and adaptive structures, iii) thermo‐mechanical degradation of elastomeric materials and structures, and iv) instabilities in materials and structures. He is a reviewer for numerous journals, associate editor of Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, associate fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Materials Research Society (MRS).