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Release: Nov. 29, 2000

UI engineering lecture on polymers is scheduled Nov. 30

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- David A. Zumbrunnen, of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films and professor of mechanical engineering at Clemson University, will deliver a Caterpillar Distinguished Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 in Room 2229 of the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences.

The lecture, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the University of Iowa College of Engineering and the Caterpillar Foundation. Zumbrunnen plans to discuss the formation of polymeric materials in his talk, "Controllable Formation by Chaotic Mixing of Structured Melts to Produce Improved Polymeric Materials."

The Caterpillar Distinguished Lecture Colloquium is made possible by grants awarded to the UI College of Engineering through the UI Foundation by the Caterpillar Foundation of Peoria, Ill. The grants comprise the Caterpillar Excellence Fund, which aids student, faculty and curriculum development in the College of Engineering.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. People requiring an accommodation in order to participate in this program are asked to contact the
College of Engineering in advance at 319-335-5764.