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Release: April 23, 2001

UI engineering lecture scheduled April 25

Ajit P. Yoganathan, Regents' Professor and associate chair for graduate studies in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, a joint department of the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Engineering and the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, will deliver a Caterpillar Distinguished Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in Lecture Room 1 of Van Allen Hall.

Yoganathan, whose areas of research interest include cardiovascular fluid mechanics, artificial heart valves and Doppler ultrasound, plans to discuss congenital heart defects in his talk, "Palliating Congenital Heart Lesions: Developing Diagnostic Tools and Surgical Planning."

The lecture, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the University of Iowa College of Engineering and the Caterpillar Foundation.

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 in advance the UI department of biomedical engineering at 319-335-5632.