UNM Professor of Mechanical Engineering Tariq Khraishi has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Khraishi is a top researcher as evidence by his 100+ refereed papers, including journals such as "Nature," "ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering" and "ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology."  He is highly regarded by his peers and supervisors both as a Mechanical Engineering Professor and as a graduate student.  He has won numerous awards for research, teaching and service.  He is an internationally recognized researcher in the study of dislocation dynamics/theory and of mandibular fractures/fixation. He also serves on the editorial board of several journals including being the Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Multiscale Mechanics.

Khraishi's work has resulted in patents, book chapters and books, including his new book with Marwan Al-Haik, professor Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University titled "Experiments in Materials Science and Engineering."  The book is now used in mechanical engineering classes at UNM as part of the curriculum.

Khraishi said, "It is a great honor to be recognized by a society with great tradition such as the ASME and be elected to the grade of Fellow of the Society." The Fellow Grade recognizes significant engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession.  It is truly a distinction among ASME members and is the highest membership grade bestowed by the Society.