The 2016-2017 Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award is in recognition for Rami Shorti’s devotion to advancing research intellectual merit and benefiting the broader impacts to society.

Advised by ME assistant professor Andrew Merryweather and a member of the Ergonomics & Safety Laboratory, Shorti’s dissertation is entitled, “Step negotiation biomechanics during truck cab egress and the effects of anthropometrics and cab design on fall biomechanics etiology.”

Pictured left to right, mechanical engineering professor and chair, Tim Ameel recognizing Shorti as the mechanical engineering faculty’s choice recipient of the 2016-2017 Dissertation of the Year during the ME 2017 Graduation Reception held in the Mechanical Engineering Kennecott Lower-Level Atrium.