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Lonnie Love Elevated to Prestigious SME College of Fellows

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(DEARBORN, Mich., July 27, 2016) — SME, which serves the manufacturing industry by promoting advanced manufacturing technology and is recognized as a key resource for the industry, has elected Lonnie Love of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Manufacturing Systems Research Group, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to its 2016 College of Fellows.

Love is a corporate fellow and group leader of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Manufacturing Systems Research Group. He holds a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has over 20 years of experience in the design and control of complex robotic and hydraulic systems. Love is the project lead for the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) program at ORNL, a large-scale, high-speed composite additive manufacturing approach now being commercialized by Cincinnati Inc. Love was ORNL’s 2014 Distinguished Research Scientist and 2009 Inventor of the Year. He has over 30 invention disclosures and patents and 125 peer-reviewed publications. Love also serves on the scientific advisory board for NSF’s Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. He has been an SME member since 2014.

Love is one of 10 SME Fellows elected this year. Fellows are professionals from industry, research and academia with more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing and have had a demonstrated impact on the social, technological and educational aspects of the manufacturing profession.

“Inclusion in the SME College of Fellows is a prestigious recognition for a career well-served,” said 2016 SME President Dean Bartles, PhD, FSME. “These accomplished professionals instruct, inspire and lead. We’re proud to recognize their accomplishments, achievements and contributions to manufacturing.”

The 2016 SME Fellows will be recognized during SME’s Fall Awards & Installation Banquet Nov. 12 in Rochester Hills, Michigan. As part of their recognition, the 2016 Fellows will receive lifetime, dues-free membership and can utilize the credentials “FSME” (“Fellow of SME”) after their names.

Nominations for the 2017 Class of SME Fellows are due on Dec. 1. Award information and nomination form can be found at Nominees must be members of SME.

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