We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Anoush Poursartip, Professor in the Department of Materials Engineering and Director of the Composites Research Network has been elected a SAMPE Fellow by the Society for Advanced Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE,www.sampe.org) for distinguished contributions in the fields of materials and processes. The citation reads: “Dr. Anoush Poursartip has been the driving force and innovator for the continuous development of simulation tools to meet the needs of DoD, NASA and OEM’s/Tier 1 companies. These tools were specifically for the complex design, development, manufacturing and interaction of composites materials, tooling and finished hardware for primary and secondary structure. His work is best illustrated by the use of simulation tools with The Boeing Company over the entire lifetime of the 787’s development.