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

Advanced Manufacturing Processes Laboratory

Jian Cao's Honors & Awards

  • Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2018 – for best journal paper published by ASME in manufacturing processes and systems in the last two years, “Pressure and Draw-in Maps for Stamping Process Monitoring”, ASME J. Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 138(9), 2016.

  • Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award, ASME and Pi Tau Sigma, 2017 - to recognize outstanding achievement by an individual who graduated in mechanical engineering more than 20 years ago.

  • Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal, 2016 - to honor significant published research leading to a better understanding of materials, facilities, principles, operations and their application to improve manufacturing processes.

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

  • Best Paper Award, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, 2014 - among all the papers published in 2013 by STLE’s associated journals in the field of surface engineering, “Surface Texturing of Drill Bits for Adhesion Reduction and Tool Life Enhancement”, Tribology Letter, Vol. 52, pp.113-122.

  • Best Application Paper Award, International Symposium on Flexible Automation (ISFA) co-sponsored by ASME and ISCIE, 2014 – “Design and evaluation of an embedded pressure sensor for microrolling process monitoring”, Awaji-Island, Hyogo, Japan.

  • Distinguished Service Award, ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division, 2013

  • Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award, ASME, 2012 – for best journal paper published by ASME in manufacturing processes and systems in the last two years, “An Investigation on Deformation-based Micro Surface Texturing”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 133(6), 2011.

  • Dedicated Service Award, ASME, 2011 - for unusual dedicated voluntary service to the Society marked by outstanding performance, demonstrated effective leadership, prolonged and committed service, devotion, enthusiasm and faithfulness.

  • Fellow, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2010

  • 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

  • Thomas J. R. Hughes Young Investigator Award, ASME/Applied Mechanics, 2006 – for special achievement of young investigators in Applied Mechanics, the candidate must not have reached her/his 41st birthday by December 31st of the year of the awards presentation.

  • Kalpajian Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2002 – to recognized manufacturing engineers, age 35 or younger, who have made exceptional contributions and accomplishments in the manufacturing industry.

  • Outstanding Young Investigator Award, Japan-US Flexible Automation, 2002 - for the outstanding young contributors of automation who are 35 years old or younger at the time of awarding.

  • 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