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ME: The Mechanical Engineering Department Newsletter


The ME Newsletter
Fall-Winter 2006-2007

Featured articles

Making more functional biopolymers

GOOD SPORTS: Hamstring study may help injured athletes
stay healthy

Metal-embedding method helps tiny sensors function in extreme environments

Two ME faculty receive 2006 College of Engineering Awards

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Phil Myers

Two ME alums honored at Engineers' Day

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Philip Heinle (BS ’69) was among 24 people elected as fellows of the American Society for Quality earlier this year. Heinle owns Quality Consulting, Okauchee, Wisconsin, which he established in 1981. He has taught university and professional-level courses in supplier management, internal auditing, ISO standards, statistical applications, problem-solving techniques, and teamwork. An announcement of his honor appeared on

3M appointed
Daniel Japuntich (BS ’71) corporate scientist. He specializes in air filtration and respiratory protection products, but also contributes to ergonomics, polarized lighting, photocopiers and aerosols. He was inducted into the Carlton Society, 3M’s “hall of fame,” last year.

Sheri Sheppard (BS ’78) was recently named Stanford University’s Faculty Senate chair. She has been a member of Stanford’s mechanical engineering faculty since 1985. News of her appointment appeared in the Stanford Report.

CDW Corp. announced recently that it would buy privately held Berbee Information Networks Corp. for about $175 million in cash. Founded by James Berbee (BS ’85, MS ’87, MBA ’89), the Madison-based company sells and installs computer systems and other information technology. News of the sale appeared on websites around the United States and Canada.

The U.S. General Services Administration appointed Kevin Messner (BS ’88) as associate administrator for the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs. Previously, he was chief of staff for Congressman Jim Kolbe (R-Arizona). News of the appointment appeared on

In June, Ian Klemm (BS ’04) joined the Metal Storm Limited United States engineering team as a mechanical engineer. Previously, he was a lead product engineer with the Lockheed Martin security and engineering programs group.


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