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Dr. Branimir F. von Turkovich, professor emeritus at the University of Vermont, Burlington, will be honored by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME International) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). Von Turkovich is being recognized for outstanding contributions to the science and practice of machining, and for lifelong dedication to the advancement of manufacturing engineering in academia, industry and the public sphere. He will receive the M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal of ASME/SME.

The medal, established in 1986, honors an exceptional individual who has had significant influence and responsibility for improving the productivity and efficiency of the manufacturing operation. Von Turkovich joined the faculty at the University of Vermont in 1971, and is now professor emeritus of mechanical engineering and materials science. He is also an industrial consultant.