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UI researcher wins international journal award

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Peter O'Grady, professor and chair of the department of industrial engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, has been awarded the 1997 Norman A. Dudley Award for the best paper, "Featured-Based Design of Electronics Assemblies," co-authored by his former doctoral students C. Kim and Y. Kim and published in the "International Journal of Production Research."

Under the terms of the award, O'Grady will be formally recognized for his achievement during a ceremony in London in October.

O'Grady came to the University in 1995 and earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Cambridge in 1973 and his doctorate from the University of Nottingham in 1981. He currently serves as editor of "Design," the transactions of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, as well as U.S. editor of the "Journal of Design and Manufacturing" and associate editor of the "Journal of Manufacturing Systems." He is a member of the editorial boards of the "International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing," the "International Journal of Production Planning and Control," the "Journal of Computers and Industrial Engineering," and the publication "Engineering Design and Automation. "

He also serves as director of the Iowa Internet Laboratory with active research activities in collaborative systems for design and manufacturing, 3D imaging for medical applications, remote collaborative design for modular products, genetic algorithms for design for assembly, object-oriented database systems, product visualization, and distributed design. He has received the Clifton A. Anderson Outstanding Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and Education.

The "International Journal of Production Research" is the main international journal in the areas of production and manufacturing science.