2013-2014

Dean’s Advisory Council Member Awarded ASME 75th Anniversary Medal

Louis A. Gritzo, vice president and manager of research at FM Global and a member of WPI's Engineering Advisory Council, has received the 75th Anniversary Medal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Heat Transfer Division.

Louis A. Gritzo, vice president and manager of research at FM Global and a member of WPI's Engineering Advisory Council, has received the 75th Anniversary Medal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Heat Transfer Division.

The award was given to Gritzo, a recognized expert in the field of mechanical engineering, for his dedicated service and contributions to the heat-transfer community. At FM Global, one of the world’s largest business property insurers, he oversees a team of world-renowned scientists and directs the activities at the company’s $125-million, 1,600 acre, one-of-a-kind research campus in West Glocester, R.I., the world’s largest center for property loss prevention research.

Gritzo has served as chair of the ASME Heat Transfer Division Executive Committee and is currently chair of the Research Leadership Team for the Industrial Research Institute, chair of the Fire Protection Engineering Advisory Board at the University of Maryland, and a member of the Governing Board for the Global Earthquake Model.

He holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from Texas Tech University, where he is a member of the Dean’s Council for Engineering.

August 21, 2013

 
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