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Release: April 2, 2001

UI engineering lectures scheduled April 4

John G. Georgiadis, University of Illinois professor in the department of mechanical and bioengineering, will deliver a Caterpillar Distinguished Lecture from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. Thursday, April 4 in Room 1505 of the Seamans Center. Also, John Torkelson, professor of chemical engineering and materials science and engineering, associate dean for graduate studies and research, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University, will present a Caterpillar Distinguished Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Room 3321, Seamans Center.

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

Georgiadis plans to discuss progress in using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for quantifying complex velocity fields and for describing passive transport through complex media in his talk, "Magnetic Resonance Imaging: From the Clinical to the Physical Sciences and Back." A reception will precede the talk in Room 3220, Seamans Center.

Torkelson will speak on, "The Translation-Rotation Paradox and Other Consequences of Nanoscale Heterogeneity in Polymers Near the Glass Transition: Ensemble and Single-Molecule Probe Studies."

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 mechanical and industrial engineering at 319-335-5668 for the Georgiadis lecture and the department of chemical and biochemical engineering at 319-335-1400 for the Torkelson lecture.