Edward J. Haug
Carver Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering (1990-1998)
Professor of Mechanical Engineering (1968-1998)
Director, Center for Computer-Aided Design (1980-1995)
Director, National Advanced Driving Simulator (1992-1998)
A pioneer in structural optimization and multibody systems dynamics, Ed Haug has had a profound impact in the field. He mentored dozens of PhD students who became leaders themselves at universities and in industry. He founded the UI Center for Computer-Aided Design, specializing in virtual prototyping in mechanical system design, and the National Advanced Driving Simulator, the world’s most sophisticated for highway safety research and vehicle design. With a team of graduate students and post-doctoral graduates, Haug created the computational program DADS, enabling industry and government to enhance vehicular dynamic conditions. Ultimately, the program evolved into CADSI, Inc., the first spin-off company at the University of Iowa Research Park.
Inducted June 12, 2010