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Sept. 11, 2003

Choi To Deliver Sept. 18 Engineering Seminar On Vehicle Design

K.K. Choi, University of Iowa College of Engineering professor of mechanical and industrial engineering and researcher in the Center for Computer-Aided Design (CCAD), will deliver the Iowa Distinguished Faculty in Engineering Lecture from 4:30-5:20 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 in Stanley Auditorium, Room 1505 of the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences. The talk is free and open to the public.

Choi, who received the 2002 College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Award in Research last April, will speak on "Design Sensitivity Analysis, Optimal Design, and Reliability of Mechanical Systems." He plans to discuss how recent advances in reliability prediction technology are leading to more reliable vehicle design.

Choi, whose current research involves the reduction of high frequency noise in vehicles, previously conducted low frequency design sensitivity analysis and optimization research used by Ford Motor Company for vehicle body design. He is also actively involved in durability and reliability development in new U.S. Army vehicles designed for rapid deployability, high mobility and sustainability.

The Iowa Distinguished Faculty in Engineering Lecture Series is a shared program between the Colleges of Engineering at the University of Iowa and Iowa State University. The series enables recipients of the annual Engineering Research Award from each campus to lecture to students and faculty on both the visiting and home University campuses. Later this academic year, Choi will present a similar lecture at Iowa State University.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation in order to participate should contact the College of Engineering at 335-5764.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 301, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Galluzzo, Writer, 319-384-0009, gary-galluzzo@uiowa.edu