Tawfick wins top young manufacturing engineer award
He was recognized for significant achievements in the design and scalable manufacturing of multi-functional carbon nanomaterials by combining roll-to-roll chemical vapor synthesis, self-assembly, and laser-assisted processing.
This is the second time a researcher from MechSE (and the University of Illinois) has received the award since its inception in 2011. Assistant Professor Seok Kim won it in 2015.
Tawfick was presented with the award in June at the ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, the foremost international forum for applied research and industrial applications in manufacturing and design.
In 2016, he won the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). He has also played a key role in improving the curriculum for MechSE’s undergraduate design courses, and is committed to undergraduate research opportunities and experiences. This year, he was one of nine from the department to win the Engineering Council Award for Excelling in Advising.
Tawfick earned his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan in 2012. He joined MechSE in August 2013, and he leads the Kinetic Materials Research Group at Illinois.