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Release: July 6, 1999

UI engineer receives national educator award

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Sharif Rahman, assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, recently was named co-winner of the 1999 Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award from the Mechanics Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

The award was presented during the June 20-23 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition in Charlotte, N.C. The ASEE annually recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of engineering and engineering technology educators through the ASEE awards program.

Rahman, who joined the college faculty in 1995, has research interests in probabilistic mechanics and reliability, computational fracture and damage mechanics, and reliability-based design and optimization.