I am pleased to inform you of four recently appointed Associate Editors: Dr. Ahmed A. Shabana for design automation, Dr. Daniel Yang for mechanisms and robotics; Dr. Ahmet Kahraman for power transmission and gearing; and Dr. J. C. Moosbrugger for reliability stress analysis & failure prevention. Drs. Madhu Raghavan and Jahangir Rastegar have done excellent jobs in handling the reviews of papers. I am glad that both of them have agreed to serve for a second term. I would also like to thank Drs. Jonathan Cagan and Alex Diaz for their services to the Journal of Mechanical Design during the last three years.

Following are short biographical sketches of each new Associate Editor.

Dr. Daniel Yang is a professor of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UCLA. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 1971, M.S. degree...

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