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Wayne State engineering professor wins NASF award

July 1, 2013

Yinlun Huang, professor of chemical engineering and materials science in Wayne State University's College of Engineering, has been awarded the 2013 National Association for Surface Furnishing's Scientific Achievement Award. The NASF presents the award annually to "an individual who greatly contributes to the advancement of the theory and practice of electroplating, metal finishing and the allied arts; raises the quality of processes and products; and has enhanced the dignity and status of the profession." Huang received the award for his key theoretical contributions to the surface finishing industry. "On behalf of the entire Wayne State University College of Engineering community, I congratulate Dr. Huang on this prestigious award," said College of Engineering Dean Farshad Fotouhi. "New materials and advanced manufacturing is a major area of focus for the college, and Dr. Huang's innovative work and expertise will continue to have significant implications on industry and in academia - most notably, perhaps, in the lives of our students - for many years to come."