Author: Sydney Portale

Steven Marra, associate teaching professor of mechanical engineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  To be considered for Fellowship within ASME, the nominee must have at least 10 years of practice, along with 10 years with an active corporate membership to the organization. Of over 90,000 members, only about 3,000 have been named fellows.

An alumnus of both the MSE and PhD programs at JHU, Marra joined the faculty in 2011 after working as a practicing engineer in New Hampshire.  Marra returned to Baltimore as a teaching professor and has since aided in the development of engineering design and mechanical design courses, while also leading the undergraduate program for the department.

“I joined ASME as an undergraduate and have enjoyed being a member of ASME throughout my career.  To be elected as a Fellow of ASME, and to be included among so many outstanding mechanical engineers, is truly an honor,” said Marra of his recent distinction.

Along with this most recent accolade, Marra is also the recipient of the 2013 Robert B. Pond Sr. Excellence in Teaching Award, the 2013 George E. Owen Teaching Award, the 2016 Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising, and the 2019 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Distinguished Teaching Award.

“Steve has a transformative impact on our graduates, through curricular innovations and mentoring of both individual students and student groups,” said department chair Gretar Tryggvason.  “In addition to being an educator par excellence, he is instrumental in building an inclusive and supportive community among our undergraduates. We are fortunate to have such a visionary and dedicated educator as Steve for a colleague.”

Marra is one of seven faculty from the Department of Mechanical Engineering currently holding the title of ASME fellow. 

To read more about ASME and its Fellows, click here.