Haug Delivers 2009 D'Alembert Award Lecture

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

College of Engineering Carver Distinguished Professor Emeritus Edward Haug delivered the D'Alembert Award Lecture August 31 at the 2009 ASME DETC Conference in San Diego, CA.

Haug's lecture was on "In Search of an Optimal Dynamic System Design."

The D'Alembert Award was established to recognize a significant and lifelong contribution to the field of multibody systems dynamics.  It acknowledges important research contributions that have had a profound impact in the field, dedication in education, training of researchers and practitioners, and overall leadership in advancing the field of multibody dynamics.

During his career as UI professor of mechanical engineering, Haug supervised 46 PhD students in the broad areas of structural optimization and multibody dynamics, with many of the students becoming leaders in these fields at universities and in industry.  He published 233 refereed papers, nine books, and edited seven research monographs.  He served as editor for the Journal Mechanics of Structures and Machines for 17 years, and has been a member of the editorial board of many other top journals.

He founded and led Computer Aided Design Software, Inc. (CADSI), Coralville, IA, to be a multi-million dollar company at the forefront of simulation-based engineering in the field of multibody dynamics.  Pioneering in the virtual prototyping concept in mechanical system design, Haug also founded and directed the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) at The University of Iowa, used for highway safety research and vehicle design.