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Jan. 30, 2007

UI Engineering Professor Elected ASME Fellow

Sharif Rahman, professor in the University of Iowa College of Engineering Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and researcher in the Center for Computer Aided Design (CCAD), has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Rahman, who joined the UI faculty in 1995, received his doctorate in solid mechanics from Cornell University in 1991 and is recognized for his work in computational and stochastic mechanics. In addition to ASME, his scientific and professional memberships include the American Society of Civil Engineers, International Association of Structural Safety and Reliability, U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics, International Society for Computational Engineering & Sciences, and the American Society for Engineering Education.

ASME is a 120,000-member organization focused on technical, educational and research issues. The organization conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations, holds numerous technical conferences worldwide, and offers hundreds of professional development courses each year. ASME sets internationally recognized industrial and manufacturing codes and standards that enhance public safety.

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