Chenn Zhou Recognized as an AIST Distinguished Member and Fellow

April 4, 2022

Dr. Chenn Zhou has been selected as a Distinguished Member and Fellow of the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST).  She was honored for “her extraordinary passion and commitment for the Association’s mission of service to the steel industry. A prolific researcher, author, and educator of computer-aided modeling, simulation, and visualization technologies, Dr. Zhou has given her energy and expertise to program AIST symposia to facilitate the early adoption of digitalization technologies to promote industry leadership in smart manufacturing applications. Through her service as an AIST Foundation Trustee and beyond, she continues to inspire the next generation to find evolutionary solutions to the industry’s most formidable technical challenges.”  She will be formally recognized at the AISTech 2022 Conference in Pittsburgh, PA in May.

The award was established in 1975 to recognize an AIST member who has attained eminent distinction in advancing the technical development, production, processing, and application of iron and steel, and has performed meritorious service to the Association.  From 1975 to 2021, there have been 119 Distinguished Member and Fellows.  The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) is a non-profit organization with 15,500 members from more than 70 countries.

Dr. Chenn Zhou is the NIPSCO Distinguished Professor of Engineering Simulation, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and the Founding Director of the Center for Innovation through Visualization (CIVS) and Simulation and the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) at Purdue University Northwest (PNW).  She received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1991 and joined PNW in 1994 after three years of industrial experience. Dr. Zhou has 40 years of research experience in the areas such as simulation, visualization, energy, environment, and smart manufacturing. She has been on the cutting edge for integrating advanced digital technologies to provide innovative solutions for real-world problems in collaboration with 160+ organizations. Dr. Zhou has received numerous awards including PNW Outstanding Faculty – Teaching (1999), Research (1999), Sponsored Research (2006), and Engagement (2017), the 2004 R&D 100, the 2005 American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Medal, the 2010 AIST J. Keith Brimacombe Memorial Lecture, the 2017 AIST Hunt-Kelly Outstanding Paper – First Place, 2020 AIST President Citation, and 2021 AIME Honorary Membership.  Dr. Zhou has been an ASME Fellow since 2003.