Northwestern University Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Advanced Manufacturing Processes Laboratory

Jian Cao's Honors & Awards

  • Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award, ASME and Pi Tau Sigma, 2017, to recognize the outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering by graduating 20 years or more.

  • Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal, 2016

  • Fellow, The International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP), 2014

  • STLE Best Paper Award, 2014

  • ISFA Best Application Paper Award at the ISFA 2014 

  • Distinguished Service Award, ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division, 2013

  • ASME Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award, 2012

  • ASME Dedicated Service Award, 2011

  • Fellow, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2010

  • Associate Member, The International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP), 2009

  • Changjiang Visiting Chair Professor, Shanghai JiaoTong University, 2009 – 2012

  • Best Poster Award, ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, 2008, “Deformation Machining: A New Hybrid Process”, Woody, B., Smith, K.S., Cao, J., Ziegert, J., Belytschko, T., Foecke, T. and Li, M

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2007

  • Young Investigator Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers/Applied Mechanics, 2006

  • Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2002

  • Outstanding Young Investigator Award, Japan-US Flexible Automation, 2002

  • Young Chinese Leader, Dragon Foundation, Hong Kong, 2002

  • Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, International Society of Automotive Engineers, 1999

  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation 1997-2001

  • ALCOA Foundation award 1997

  • General Electric Chair Professor, endowed chair, Northwestern University, 1996-1997

  • First Prize of People’s Scholarship, Excellent Student Award, DongFong Award, Nanyang Award, HuaXin Award, Shanghai JiaoTong University, P.R.China 1985-1989