Engineering Alumnus Horn to Deliver "Grabbing the Globe" Seminar April 24

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Engineering alumnus Nathan Horn (BSE 2002, MS 2004 mechanical engineering) will be the guest presenter at the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering “Grabbing the Globe” seminar April 24.

The seminar is scheduled for 3:30-4:20 p.m. in 101 Becker Communications Studies Building. 

Horn is associated with Vehicle Dynamics Engineer at Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates.  He will speak on "Computer Aided Engineering in Racing."  His  area of focus is vehicle modeling and analysis. He is a lead engineer in a group that develops simulations for use by race, performance, vehicle dynamics, and design engineers. The majority of his time is devoted to using various pieces of software to develop simulations.   His specialties include creating kinematic models of mechanisms and vehicle dynamics simulations; validating and trouble-shooting solid mechanics simulations using physical data; and developing simulation methods for other non-standard components.

Horn also has worked for Red Bull Racing, Spirit AeroSystems, and Boeing.

The "Grabbing the Globe" seminar series recognizes the late UI Distinguished Engineering Alumni Academy member Randall Meyer (BS 1948 with highest distinction in mechanical engineering) and his wife, Barbara.

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