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SPRING/SUMMER 2003

Featured articles

FutureTruck: National champions once again!

Sanders receives 2003 CAREER award

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Building project

Moskwa receives ASME innovators award

ME fares well in invention competitions

ME student wins returning student award

Small engine consortium meets needs of Wisconsin industry

Shear-strain sensors advance

MEMS technology receives research boost

Engineering EXPO 2003

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Marvin F. DeVries

Marvin F. DeVries
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John Bollinger

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Marvin DeVries and Emeritus Dean John Bollinger were recently appointed for initial two-year terms as members of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech). As a government agency, SIMTech is positioned between, and interacts closely with, Singapore universities and industries in the manufacturing sector. The internationally constituted board, with membership from Europe, Japan and the United States, was chartered to provide advice on the strategic directions of the Institute and assess the impact of its research activities on Singapore manufacturing and other related industries, including the precision engineering and electronics sectors.



Xiaochun  Li

Xiaochun Li
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Assistant Professor Xiaochun Li has received the 2003 Jiri Tlusty Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. This prestigious award is conferred upon a young engineer in recognition of significant achievements and leadership in the field of manufacturing engineering. Award recipients must be under the age of 35.



Patrick Farrell

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Christopher J. Rutland

Christopher J. Rutland
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Pat Farrell and Chris Rutland have both been elected fellows of the Society of Automotive Engineers. SAE is a non-profit educational and scientific organization working to advance technology on all forms of self-propelled vehicles including automobiles, trucks and buses, off-highway equipment, aircraft, aerospace vehicles, marine, rail, and transit systems.



Tim A. Osswald

Tim A. Osswald
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Professor Tim Osswald has been named a National Technological Institute Outstanding Professor for his teaching in 2002. This is the eighth time that Osswald has received an outstanding professor award from the institute. The National Technological Institute offers graduate-level courses and degree programs in engineering, management, and computer-related fields in conjunction with 52 member universities across the country. It was founded in 1984 as the first accredited virtual university.

Osswald was also recently featured in an editorial in Plastics Technology Online discussing poorly designed plastic parts. Osswald wrote that his survey of plastics designers indicates that better training in plastics technology and manufacturing would help eliminate problems associated with plastics such as long-term creep.



Neil A. Duffie

Neil A. Duffie
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Professor Neil Duffie, chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected to a one-year term on the executive committee of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Board of Directors. Duffie has served on the board for the past four years.



John J. Moskwa

John J. Moskwa
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Professor John Moskwa gave a series of lectures in February at the University of Bologna, Italy, on engine and powertrain systems. Moskwa also held technical discussions with Italian motor vehicle manufacturers such as Ferrari and Maserati. Moskwa is the founding director of the Powertrain Control Research Laboratory and is also a member of the Engine Research Center. His research program has developed nonlinear engine diagnostic techniques for engine cylinder heat release and combustion quality identification. He has also pioneered the use of synthetic engine variables to simplify engine diagnostic and control strategy and improve combustion quality diagnostics.



Glenn R. Bower

Glenn R. Bower
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Faculty Associate Glenn Bower was featured on WKOW-TV (Madison) February 11 on efforts to utilize bio-diesel fuel in automobiles and trucks. The College of Engineering's FutureTruck, which won the 2002 National FutureTruck Competition, runs on bio-diesel fuel.

 


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