Paul Wright Receives 2008 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Lifetime Achievement Award

Paul Wright, professor in the Mechanical Engineering
Department at the University of California at Berkeley
and Acting CITRIS Director was recently honored with 2008 ASME
Computers and Information in Engineering Division’s Lifetime
Achievement Award. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that promotes the art, science and practice of mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences throughout the world. The core values of ASME are rooted in its mission to better enable mechanical engineering practitioners to contribute to the well-being of humankind.ary engineering and allied sciences around the globe.

Paul K. Wright is a professor in the Mechanical Engineering
Department at the University of California at Berkeley,
where he holds the A. Martin Berlin Chair. He also serves as co-director of the
Berkeley Manufacturing Institute (BMI) and co-director of the Berkeley Wireless
Research Center (BWRC). In 2007, he was appointed as the interim director for
UC Berkeley’s CITRIS, which hosts many multidisciplinary projects on large
societal problems, such as healthcare, services and intelligent
infrastructures. His current research is
in energy scavenging and storage for microelectronics. His previous research
was on Internet-based rapid-prototyping and computer-aided design and
manufacturing. Dr. Wright has over 300 publications, including the widely
popular book, Manufacturing Intelligence, co-authored with David Bourne and
published by Addison Wesley. Born in London, he obtained
his degrees from the University of Birmingham, England and joined Carnegie Melon
University in 1979 following
appointments at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and Cambridge University, England.
Dr. Wright is a fellow of ASME, a fellow of SME, and a member of the National
Academy of Engineers.