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Klod Kokini (July 2014-June 2015)
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Dr. Klod Kokini

Klod Kokini is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering. He received his B.S.M.E. from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey (1976); his M.S.M.E. (1978) and Ph.D. degrees (1982) from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. He has a courtesy appointment in Biomedical Engineering (2000).

Professor Kokini’s research activities include the study of failure mechanisms and design of high-temperature advanced materials such as functionally graded and composite ceramic thermal barrier coatings. He also works on interdisciplinary research related to the biomicromechanics of ECM-cell interactions.

He is an ASME Fellow (2002) and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2008). He is a board member of the ASME Center for Leadership and Diversity. He was the recipient of the Dreamer Award at Purdue in recognition of contributions to diversity and named in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. (2005). He was the first male recipient of the Violet Haas Award given by the Council on the Status of Women at Purdue to recognize outstanding efforts on behalf of women (2007). In 2008, he was selected to receive the ASME Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Medal, for his “unwavering commitment to diversity”. In 2010, he joined the board of directors of WEPAN (Women in Engineering ProActive Network).

Klod Kokini, Ph.D.
Faculty Member at Large
Awards Committee Liaison
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

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