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April 12, 2005

Aerospace Engineering Is Subject Of April 14 Lecture

John Tannehill, professor of aerospace engineering and recipient of the 2003-2004 College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Award in Research at Iowa State University, will present the annual Iowa Distinguished Faculty Lecture in Engineering Seminar at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14 in Room 127, Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory.

His lecture, "Numerical Simulation of Supersonic Magnetohydrodynamic Flowfields," is aimed at graduate students and coordinated by the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Tannehill was recognized by ISU for his contributions to the field of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). He is the world's foremost expert on parabolized Navier-Stokes methods and their application in developing and evaluating high-speed aircraft and space-launch vehicles, as well as co-author of a world-renowned textbook that has educated a generation of CFD researchers. Funded continuously by NASA Ames Research Center since 1971, Tannehill has received more than $2.8 million in grants and managed ISU's CFD Center since its establishment in 1984. He has also received the ISU College of Engineering Superior Teacher Award and the Iowa General Assembly Excellence in Teaching Award.

Initiated in 1994, the Iowa Distinguished Engineering Faculty Lecture Series is a shared program between the Colleges of Engineering at the University of Iowa and Iowa State University. The lectures are intended to enable winners of the annual Engineering Research Award at each College of Engineering to lecture to students and faculty on both the visiting and home University campuses.

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 in advance at 319-335-5764.

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