Oakes Receives ASME 2023 Y.C. Fung Early Career Award
BioE Assistant Professor Jessica Oakes was selected as the 2023 Y.C. Fung Early Career Award Medalist for outstanding work in respiratory mechanics that has significantly advanced the understanding of asthma, smoking, and inhalable drug delivery, and for strong advocacy in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Oakes received the award at the Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport 2023 Conference (SB3C).
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers award was established to recognize young investigators who are committed to pursuing research in the field of Bioengineering and have demonstrated significant potential to make substantial contributions to the field of Bioengineering. Such accomplishments may take the form of, but are not limited to, design or development of new methods, equipment or instrumentation in bioengineering; and research publications in peer-reviewed journals.
The award was established by the Bioengineering Division in 1985 and operated as a division award until 1998, when it was elevated to a Society award. The award was renamed the Y.C. Fung Early Career Award in 2017.