Scott R. Hummel ’98 PhD is a professor of mechanical engineering at Lafayette College, and has been named director of the school’s Engineering Division, effective July 9. Along with his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Lehigh, Hummel holds an M.S. from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a B.S. from the University of Hartford. A member of the Lafayette faculty since 1998, he teaches courses ranging from introductory engineering to senior project seminars, and has served as head of mechanical engineering since 2006. His research interests are in the area of wear of materials, and he has published extensively in this area as a recognized leader in adhesive wear testing. Since 2008 he has served as the elected chair of the ASTM Technical Committee on Wear and Erosion, which develops internationally accepted standard test methods for determining the wear properties of materials.