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Release: Jan. 4, 2001
UI researcher wins prestigious NSF CAREER Award
IOWA CITY, Iowa H.S. Udaykumar, assistant professor of mechanical
engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, has been selected
by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to receive a Faculty Early Career
Development (CAREER) Award.
As an award recipient, Udaykumar will receive $375,000 over the next five
years. The CAREER award is the most prestigious NSF honor for junior faculty
and is given in recognition of research and teaching excellence, as well as
academic leadership potential. The awards, presented to engineers and scientists
across the country, are designed to help universities attract and retain outstanding
young faculty members.
Udaykumar 's NSF research involves processing of innovative materials, such
as metal-matrix composites, and cryopreservation. His research interests also
include computational fluid dynamics, moving boundary problems in materials
processing and biofluid dynamics, simulation of impact and wave propagation
phenomena, turbulent flow in stenosed arteries, and heat and mass transfer
Udaykumar, who came to the UI in August 1999, earned his bachelor's degree
from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras in 1988 and his master's degree
and doctorate from the University of Florida in 1990 and 1994, respectively.