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FALL/WINTER 2001-2002

Featured articles

Engineering students play key
role at Lindberg/
Blue M Electric

ME and Parker-Hannifin
dedicate gift to
mechatronics lab

CREATing new avenues
for intelligent

New polymer engineering
center holds industry
consortium conference

ME department awards
$200,000 on scholarship

Honor roll 2000:
Mechanical engineering

Engineering students host
national convention

ME students join Clean
Snowmobile Challenge

Regular features

Message from the chair

Alumni news

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Alumni news

Donald Liska (MS '54) retired after many years as a lead engineer with the Los Alamos National Labs in New Mexico. After graduation, Liska was drafted into the Korean War. He then spent 10 years with aerospace companies along the west coast, working on missile and satellite systems and the Apollo program. While at the University of New Mexico at Los Alamos in the mid-1960s, he led many engineering design and construction teams in building linear accelerator and beamline systems. Liska still works as a part-time accelerator scientist for a technical consulting company in Santa Fe.

Rafael Rangel-Sostman (BS '66, MS '67, PhD '73) was named president of the National Council of Lifelong Education and Workforce Development in Mexico President Vicente Fox's cabinet.

David Jansen (BS '78) joined Saint-Gobain BTI, Inc., as a technical sales manager, based in Brunswick, Maine. The company is one of the top 100 industrial corporations in the world and produces building materials. Jansen resides in Falmouth, Maine.

Paul Y. Feng (BS '83) was promoted to partner at the intellectual property law firm of Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, LLP, in Los Angeles. He is a patent attorney, and his practice includes prosecution and litigation of medical device patents.

David Luepke (BS '88) was appointed director of environmental safety and facilities for the S-B Power Tool Company, which makes Skil, Bosch and Dremel tools. He will commute to the Chicago office from his home in Oak Park, Illinois, where he lives with his wife, Nancy, and son, Erich.

Phil McDowell (MS '94), is a co-founder of Rev! Motorcycles, Inc., in Canton, Michigan. The company makes build-to-order power-sport recreational products. Its flagship product is an emissions-friendly, direct fuel-injected motocross motorcycle.

UW Ring Found Stanley Newman has found a 1970 UW-Madison class ring with the initials DBH, and he would like to locate the owner. Newman noted the ring was found in Homewood, Illinois, many years ago. If you can help, contact Newman at 405/843-6982 or

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