Ronald J. Adrian, professor of theoretical and applied mechanics, has been named the first holder of the Leonard C. and Mary Lou Hoeft Endowed Chair in Engineering. Adrian's research is helping scientists to better understand the complex phenomenon of turbulence. By developing a technique to measure the structure of turbulence, Adrian has enabled researchers to better understand how turblulence works and, ultimately, to control its effects. The technique, called particle image velocimetry is now in use throughout the world for both fundamental research and design applications. He was honored at a ceremony in September at the Beckman Institute.
J. Murray Gibson, professor of physics and materials science, has been invited to speak this fall at a conference at the University of Cambridge to celebrate the "100th Birthday of the Electron." In addition, Gibson is an invited guest at a dinner in London with the British minister of science and will write an article in commemoration of the electron for this month's Physics Today.
Kenneth S. Suslick, the William H. and Janet Lycan Professor of Chemistry, was invited to give the 24th W. Heinlen Hall Lecture at Bowling Green State University in June. In July, Suslick presented the 1997 Special Public Lecture of the University of Melbourne and was an invited speaker at the International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry in Yokohama, Japan. In August, he was co-organizer of a NATO Advanced Study Institute on the chemical and physical effects of ultrasound.
Christopher D. Wickens, professor of psychology and in the Institute of Aviation, has been elected a fellow for Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology by Division 21 of the American Psychological Association.
Three members of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Science's (ACES) department of animal sciences were recognized by the American Society of Animal Science. Keith Kelley, professor of animal sciences and of nutritional sciences, received the Animal Physiology and Endocrinology Award for research excellence in physiology and endocrinology. Doug Parrett, professor of animal sciences, received the Distinguished Teacher Award, which recognizes outstanding teachers of undergraduate courses in animal science. Neal R. Merchen, professor of animal sciences and of nutritional sciences, received the American Feed Industry Association Award in Ruminant Nutrition for research excellence.
The Office of Publications has won several awards for projects developed for various units at the UI. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) awarded one silver and two bronze awards. The Silver Award for Visual Design in Print was awarded to Debra Bolgla, designer, and Christine Beuoy, project manager, for a Partnership Illinois three-panel display created for the Office of the Chancellor. Two Bronze Awards were given for Individual Alumni Relations Publications (Nancy Loch, designer, and Christine Beuoy, project manager) for a Holiday Donor Appreciation package created for the College of Aces and Individual Special Constituency Relations Projects for the Campus Safety Awareness Campaign created for the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (Nancy Loch, designer, and Don Kojich, project manager). The University and College Designers Association recognized Nancy Loch, designer, and Christine Beuoy, project manager, with the Excellence award for the Holiday Donor Appreciation package. The Ad Club of Champaign-Urbana presented the gold CHAAMP award for the ACES Holiday Donor Appreciation package. The category was Public Relations: Not-For Profic/Public Sector, Single piece or series of public relations communication pieces, print only. Nancy Loch was the designer and Christine Beuoy was project manager. The ACES Alumni Newsletter prepared by Nancy Loch, designer, and Patricia McCaskill, project manager and director of the Office of Publications, received a Certificate of Merit from the Premier Print Awards International Printing Competition. The newsletter was submitted by Illinois Graphics, Bloomington, Ill.
Honors for several members of the department of mechanical and industrial engineering were incorrectly listed in the Sept. 18 issue of "Inside Illinois."
A.L. "Tad" Addy, professor and head of the department, was advanced to the fellow grade of membership in the American Society for Engineering Education at their annual meeting in June. Professors Arthur M. Clausing and James E. Peters were advanced to the fellow grade of membership in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in June and August, respectively.
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