Pratt & Whitney's Yuan Dong, senior fellow, Compression Systems Aerodynamics, was recently elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He joins an esteemed group of eight current Pratt & Whitney engineers bestowed with this honor.
"I am enormously grateful to Pratt & Whitney for offering me a leadership position as a senior fellow," said Yuan. "My position presents responsibilities and opportunities for accomplishments that have helped my path toward ASME fellowship."
The ASME fellow designation is bestowed upon a select group of engineers, each recognized as exemplary in their field.
Yuan began working for Pratt & Whitney in 2002 after having previously worked for Pratt & Whitney Canada and other engineering companies. He has been an ASME member since 1999 and is extensively involved with ASME as the vanguard chair, session chair and as a member of the ASME Gas Turbine Committee.
"Yuan is one of our most experienced and valuable compression experts," said Tom Prete, vice president, Engineering. "It is an honor to see Pratt & Whitney's highly talented engineers recognized by a prestigious organization like ASME."
Yuan received a doctorate in aerodynamics engineering from Cambridge University and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. He and the other newly elected ASME fellows, including Pratt & Whitney's Randy McKinney, elected earlier this year, will be honored at an ASME recognition reception in November as well as in that month's issue of "Mechanical Engineering" magazine.
The ASME is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the vital role of the engineer in society. It's comprised of 136,591 members; more information can be found here.