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Release: June 28, 2000
UI engineer elected Fellow in national engineering society
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Frederick Stern, professor of mechanical engineering
in the UI College of Engineering and research engineer in the Iowa Institute
of Hydraulic Research, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of
Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Stern, who joined the UI faculty in 1983, is the international leader in
developing computational ship hydrodynamics. His work, partially funded by
the U.S. Department of Defense, includes using high-speed computers to simulate
turbulent fluid flow around ships in an effort to one day allow engineers
to develop ships and ship components without constructing prototypes.
In making the award, the ASME noted that Stern initiated the concept of
complementary experimental and computational fluid dynamics, has published
extensively in peer-reviewed journals, consults internationally regarding
the use of computational ship hydrodynamics, and has developed revolutionary
multimedia methods for integrating classroom lectures, laboratory experiments,
and computer simulations. He received his bachelor's degree in 1975, his master's
degree in 1977 and his doctorate in 1980, all in the field of naval architecture
and marine engineering from the University of Michigan.