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UI's Reinhardt Wins Tau Beta Pi Excellence in Teaching Award

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Joseph Reinhardt, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, has been named the recipient of the 1997-98 Tau Beta Pi Excellence in Teaching Award.

The Teaching Award is especially noteworthy because it is based upon classroom teaching performance, as judged by students in the classes he teaches.

Reinhardt, who came to the University in 1994 as an adjunct assistant professor of radiology in the UI College of Medicine, joined the College of Engineering faculty in August 1997. He currently teaches biomedical engineering students in the areas of his expertise, including the fields of one- and two-dimensional systems and signal processing, including image processing. His research interests include many aspects of image processing and medical imaging -- ranging from low-level image processing and segmentation to functional image and mechanical analysis -- as well as analysis of structures within the human lung.

His professional experience, prior to joining the UI faculty, includes systems engineering for Raytheon Co. He earned his bachelor's degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 1985, his master's degree from Northeastern University in 1988 and his doctorate from Pennsylvania State University, all in electrical engineering.

8/3/98