Dean Patterson, electrical engineering, was elected a fellow of the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
civil engineering, organized the U.S.-Poland Workshop on Concrete
Structures and Materials. The National Science Foundation sponsored
the workshop, held Oct. 8-14, 2006, in Poland. The objective
was to present and exchange knowledge in concrete materials and
structures. The U.S. delegation included Maher Tadros, civil engineering.
An article on maximal dynamic grip and wrist torque
written by Greg Bashford, biological systems engineering, Susan
Hallbeck, industrial and management systems engineering, and
their students was No. 21 on the ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles
of 2006 list. The article originally appeared in the Nov. 1 issue
of the Journal of Applied Ergonomics.
Lily Wang, architectural
engineering, is featured in a recruitment video produced by the
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning
Engineers. The video can be viewed at http://www.ashrae.org/chill.
Michael Meagher, chemical and biomolecular engineering, was
selected as the 2007 Engineering Science Distinguished Alumnus
at Colorado State University. He has been a professor at UNL since
Dean Sicking, civil engineering, and Brian Coon and King
Mak, Midwest Roadside Safety Facility, received the Practice Ready
Paper Award at the Transportation Research Board meeting in
January. The award recognizes the paper believed to have the greatest
immediate impact on the design and construction of highways.
The paper was titled “Guardrail Length.”
Dean Sicking and John
Rohde, civil engineering, John Reid, mechanical engineering, and
Bob Bielenberg and Ron Faller, Midwest Roadside Safety Facility,
won the 2007 Best Paper Award at the Transportation Research
Board meeting in January. The paper was titled “MGS for Long
Span Culvert Applications.”
The American Traffic Safety Services
Association named the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility’s Midwest
guardrail system as the Most Significant New Product for 2006. n
Yong-Rak Kim, civil engineering, received the Walter J. Emmons
Award for the best paper presented at last year’s Association of Asphalt
Paving Technologies Annual Conference. His paper was titled
“A simple and reliable testing method to evaluate fatigue fracture
and damage performance of asphalt mixtures.”
industrial and management systems engineering, is the technical
program chairman of the 2007 American Society of Mechanical
Engineers International Manufacturing Science and Engineering
Conference to be held Oct. 15-17 in Atlanta.
The UNL Parents
Association honored six College of Engineering instructors for their
contributions to students: Stephen Goddard, computer science and
engineering; Jerry Hudgins, electrical engineering; Esmail Mohebbi,
industrial and management systems engineering; Paul Savory,
industrial and management
systems engineering; Jerald
Varner, electrical engineering;
and Timothy Wentz,
Ece Erdogmus, architectural
an associate editor for the
Masonry Society Journal.