CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
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,
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