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Sept. 4, 2003

UI Engineers Win ASME Best Paper Award

Two University of Iowa College of Engineering researchers will receive the Best Paper Award during the 29th American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Design Automation Conference, being held September 3-6 in Chicago as part of the 2003 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences.

The two are K.K. Choi, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering and researcher in the Center for Computer-Aided Design (CCAD), and his mechanical engineering doctoral student, Jun Dong.

The event marks the second time in 24 months that Choi and one of his students have received the ASME Best Paper Award, with the previous award having been presented in September 2001.

The paper, titled "Parametric Design Sensitivity Analysis of High Frequency Structural-Acoustic Problems Using Energy Finite Element Method," involves the reduction of high frequency noise. Choi notes that this new work, which includes co-authors from the University of Michigan, follows his 1994 low frequency design sensitivity analysis and optimization research used by Ford Motor Company for vehicle body design.

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