Thomas R. Kurfess, Clemson University BMW Endowed Chair, named AAAS 2008 Fellow

December 18, 2008

CLEMSON -- Thomas R. Kurfess, the BMW Endowed Chair in Manufacturing at Clemson University, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science. Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

Thomas R. KurfessAAAS awarded the honor to 486 members this year based on their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

In the area of engineering, Kurfess was elected for distinguished contributions to the field of manufacturing systems and precision engineering, particularly advanced process development and quality control for global production systems.

Kurfess' research at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) focuses on advanced production systems, process control and process diagnostics and prognostics to ensure vehicle performance. His work also extends to advanced vehicle stability and control.
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CU-ICAR is an advanced-technology research campus where academia, industry and government organizations engage in synergistic collaboration. With more than $200 million in commitments, CU-ICAR represents the ultimate public-private partnership, directly fueling a knowledge base critical to the automotive industry.

The world's largest general scientific society, AAAS is publisher of the journal, Science. AAAS was founded in 1848, and today serves 10 million individuals. The non-profit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education and more.

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