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Mechanical engineering educator

Thierry Alain Blanchet, American mechanical engineering educator. Achievements include research on solid lubrication for high-temperature ceramic materials, wear and friction of composite materials, wear of hip joint replacements. Recipient Young Investigator award National Science Foundation, 1994-1999.

Background

Blanchet, Thierry Alain was born on December 18, 1963 in Huntington, New York, United States. Son of Alain Maurice and Mary Ann (Langr) Blanchet.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering magna cum laude, University Vermont, 1986. Master of Science in Engineering Science, Dartmouth College, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Science, Dartmouth College, 1992.

Career

Summer intern, Champlain Cable Research and Development, Colchester, Vermont, 1983-1986;summer intern, Dow Chemical Control Research, Midland, Michigan, 1988;summer graduate fellow, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, 1989-1991;post-doctoral research engineer, Rensselaer Polytech. Institute, Troy, New York, 1992-1993;assistant professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1993-1999;associate professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, since 1999.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research on solid lubrication for high-temperature ceramic materials, wear and friction of composite materials, wear of hip joint replacements.

Membership

Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (Al Sonntag award best publication in the field of solid lubrication 1993, 98, Walter D. Hodson award best early career publication in field of tribology 1997), Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi.

Connections

father:
Alain Maurice Blanchet

mother:
Mary Ann (Langr) Blanchet