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 enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines. It includes more than 120,000 members in over 150 countries worldwide. Adnan Akay Receives Humboldt Research Award Professor Dr. Adnan Akay, vice president of the Board of Trustees and chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, has recently received a Humboldt Research Award. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany grants these prestigious awards to researchers “whose funda- mental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cut- ting-edge achievements in the future.” Prof. Akay was elected to receive the award in recognition of his accom- plishments to date in research and teaching. Adnan Akay received B.S., M.M.E, and Ph.D. degrees from North Carolina State University. His research interests are in the areas of applied mechanics, vibrations and acoustics, noise control, tribology, and friction- induced sounds. As a Humboldt Research Award recipient, he will be invited to undertake an extensive research project in collaboration with specialist colleagues in Germany. Adnan Akay joined Bilkent University on in 2009 as Vice President and the founding head of Mechanical Engineering Department. He moved to Bilkent from the U.S. National Science Foundation where he was the director of the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation. Between 1992 and 2005, Dr. Akay was the head of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University where he currently holds the position of pro- fessor. He has been recognized with several awards including the Per Brüel Gold Medal in Acoustics and Noise Control in 2005 from ASME. He is a   Martin Klein   Adnan Akay  icant shipwrecks and sunken aircraft in the world, including the Titanic, USS Monitor, and the Mary Rose, and remains of the Space Shuttle Challenger to name a few. Today, the side scan sonar instrumentation is used by the U.S. government, corporations, research institutions, and marine archaeologists around the world to map ocean floors, lakes and river beds and to find objects of great interest and value. Klein is the author of numerous publications and holds several marine technology patents. He is a member of the Acoustical Society of America and a Senior Life Member of ISA. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering (BSEE) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide mem- bers and other professionals solve diffi- cult technical problems, while enhanc- ing their leadership and personal career capabilities. ISA develops stan- dards, certifies industry professionals, provides education and training, pub- lishes books and technical articles, and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of the Automation Federation.  Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Acoustical Society of America. Martin Klein Receives Arnold O. Beckman Founder Award Martin Klein was named recipient of the Arnold O. Beckman Founder Award by the International Society of Automation (ISA). The award was pre- sented at the ISA Honors and Awards Gala, held 17 October 2011 in Mobile, Alabama. Mr. Klein was cited for the invention and development of the dual channel side scan sonar instrumenta- tion that has opened the world’s oceans for exploration, safe navigation, and underwater recovery. The Arnold O. Beckman Founder Award recognizes a significant technological contribution to the conception and implementation of a new principle of instrument design, development or application. Martin Klein is an inventor and developer of the first commercial side scan sonar utilized for detection and mapping of lake and river beds and the ocean floor to the full known (7 miles) depth of the sea. Klein began his work on side scan sonar instrumentation in 1961 while a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and in 1968 founded his own company, Klein Associates, Inc. The Klein side scan sonar technology has been utilized to find most of the signif- Acoustical News 49 

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