Sehitoglu named Honorary Member of DVM
Professor Huseyin Sehitoglu has been named an Honorary Member of DVM (Deutscher Verband für Materialforschung und –prüfung e.V.), the German Association for Materials Research and Testing.
DVM Honorary Membership is awarded to foreign scientists for outstanding achievements concerning the technical and scientific cooperation with Germany in the field of materials research and testing. The recognition has been given to fewer than 30 people since 1987.
Sehitoglu will be awarded during DVM’s international conference, LCF8 – the Eighth International Conference on Low Cycle Fatigue, in June 2017 in Dresden, Germany. He will also serve on the LCF8 International Advisory Board.
Founded in 1896, DVM is a non-profit organization – and the largest society for materials research and testing – that promotes knowledge transfer and networking in the wide area of materials research and structural integrity. It offers a contact forum for interdisciplinary cooperation between science and technology, universities and industry, and basic research and application.
Sehitoglu also holds an appointment as the John, Alice and Sarah Nyquist Chair. He joined the department in 1983, and served as department head from 2004 to 2009. During a career spanning more than 30 years, through his work on fatigue at high temperatures, he has made many important scientific contributions in the area of thermo-mechanical fatigue and has contributed broadly to the advancement of knowledge in fatigue of metals.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from The City University in London, and an MS (1981) and PhD (1983) in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois.