Professor Jonathan Butcher has been elected a fellow to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
The distinction of Fellow is bestowed upon ASME candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements and is bestowed on only 3 percent of members. Fellow Grade is the highest elected grade of membership within ASME, the attainment of which recognizes exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession.
Prof. Butcher is a Professor, Associate Director and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell. He also directs the cardiovascular developmental bioengineering lab. His research focuses on understanding the roles of mechanical forces in shaping cardiovascular morphogenesis and adult disease with an emphasis on heart valves. His long-term objectives are to use developmental paradigms to discover novel disease paradigms and regenerative strategies. There are three research thrusts: 1) Cardiovascular developmental mechanobiology; 2) Developmental paradigms in postnatal valve disease; and 3) Heart valve tissue engineering.
Prof. Butcher collaborates with researchers in several departments across campus as well as at the Cornell Veterinary College, Weill Medical School, and Guthrie Clinic in PA. He sits on the scientific committee for the working group for heart valve biology and tissue engineering within the Society for Heart Valve Disease.
About ASME: ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a nonprofit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education, and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. ASME recently formed the International Society of Interdisciplinary Engineers (ISIE) LLC, a new for-profit subsidiary to house business ventures that will bring new and innovative products, services, and technologies to the engineering community.