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Two new international awards for the ETSII-UPM

Javier García de Jalón, ETSII Professor, has been recognized with two international awards: D’Alembert Award (EE.UU.) and IFToMM Award of Merit.

Javier García de Jalón de la Fuente, ETSII Professor of Applied Mathematics and INSIA researcher, has recently been double recognized with the prestigious D'Alembert prize by the Technical Committee on Nonlinear Dynamics and Systems multibody of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), and the IFToMM Award of Merit, granted by the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science. Both awards recognize the development of Javier García de Jalón in the area of numerical methods applied to dynamic simulation of machines and mechanisms.

ETSI IndustrialesD'Alembert prize is granted biannually since 2005 by the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and the Technical Committee on Multibody Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics. The winner is chosen by a committee of renowned experts who vote for the researcher whose work has been a major contribution to the field of multibody systems. Javier García de Jalón is the fourth researcher receiving this award and he will pick up his prize at the 8th ASME International Conference on Multi-Body Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics and Control that will be celebrated in Washington between 28 and 31 August.

The acronym IFToMM summarizes the original name of the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science, today known as International Federation for Theory of Machines and Mechanisms. The IFToMM was founded in 1969 and today is a federation of the 47 most developed countries, whose purpose is to join forces for progressing in research and development in the field of mechanics. The award will be presented at the 2011 World Congress IFToMM, which takes place at the University of Guanajuato in Mexico between 19 and 23 June.

These two awards highlight The School of Industrial Engineers of Madrid and INSIA (Research Collegue Institute of Automobile), and the group of professors and researchers members of both institutions, in the world elite of mechanical engineering; prominent position that The School has held for several decades, and was renewed last year with the ABET accreditation, conceded by the federation of 30 major associations in the field of engineering in United States. ETSII has become in the first engineers public school in Spain in being recognized with the ABET certificate and one of the first in Europe.

The School of Industrial Engineers of Madrid is an academic reference for national and international engineering education in Spain. Founded in 1845, provides formal qualifications in Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and, according to Bolonia, Degrees in Industrial Technology Engineering and Chemistry Engineering. With 4,000 students, 300 professors, 650 researchers and agreements with 140 universities in 43 countries, the School of Industrial Engineers of Madrid is the first engineers school in leading industrial engineering experience, demand for admissions, innovation and international expansion. Part of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), one of the technological universities of reference in Europe. It is the only public institution whose degree of Industrial Engineering has the ABET American certification and Social Responsibility Report verified by GRI.

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