Dr. Kannan Subramanian elected Fellow of ASME

Dr. Kannan SubramanianStress Engineering Services is proud to announce that our own Dr. Kannan Subramanian has been elected a Fellow of ASME.

ASME holds a vision to be “the essential resource for mechanical engineers and other technical professionals throughout the world for solutions that benefit humankind.” Kannan has contributed to the ASME for many years through participation in ASME committees (e.g. Div 3, API 579) and in organizational roles in the ASME PVP Conference (e.g. session developer). He has written numerous papers and has sponsored many technical sessions including topics from coke drums to fracture mechanics.

The award was issued at the ASME Section VIII, Standards Committee Meeting in front of an audience that comprised of approximately 100 people, both committee members and visitors.

The citation used in the nomination process was as follows: “Dr. Kannan Subramanian is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of fracture mechanics and finite element stress analysis and its application to pressure vessel and piping engineering. He has used this expertise for the betterment of ASME Pressure Vessel Code through various means such as serving on ASME Section VIII and API ASME Fitness-for-Service Committees. Dr. Subramanian has been very active in ASME PVP Division in developing conference Tracks, Topics, and Sessions.”

The ASME Committee of Past Presidents bestows the Fellow grade of membership on worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements.

Nominated by ASME Members and Fellows, an ASME Member has to have 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of active corporate membership in ASME. The Fellow grade is truly a distinction among ASME members, with only 3,464 Fellows out of 92,948 ASME members. Congratulations, Kannan!


ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown through the decades to include more than 100,000 members in 140+ countries. Thirty-two thousand of these members are students.


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