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Oct. 31, 2007

UI engineering graduate student receives award for metal fatigue research

Lan Vo of Iowa City, a graduate engineering student in the University of Iowa Graduate College, received the Henry O. Fuchs Student Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International Fatigue Design and Evaluation Committee during the organization's Oct. 9 meeting at the Iowa Memorial Union.

Vo is a graduate research assistant in the laboratory of Ralph Stephens, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering in the UI College of Engineering.

The award recognizes a graduate or recently graduated student working in the field of fatigue research and applications in order to promote the study of fatigue technology. The award honors the memory of Fuchs, a professor who founded the SAE Fatigue Concepts in Design short course, published extensively and helped establish many standards relating to surface treatments of metals for withstanding fatigue damage.

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