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SAE International Honors University of Cincinnati Mechanical Engineering Student for Research

From SAE International

WARRENDALE, Pa., March 31, 2006 - Gokhan O. Ozgen, a graduate assistant at University of Cincinnati, has been selected to receive SAE International's Myers Award for Outstanding Student Paper.  He will be presented the award during the SAE 2006 World Congress in Detroit, April 3-6.

The award, established in 1998, recognizes the best technical paper written by a student and presented at a major SAE International meeting. The award honors Dr. Phil Myers, former SAE International President and retired professor at the UniversityofWisconsin-Madison. Ozgen is being recognized for his paper, "Design and Development of a Complex Shear Modulus Measurement Setup for Viscoelastic Materials" (2005-01-2285).

Ozgen teaches an undergraduate course in the mechanical engineering department at the University of Cincinnati while he pursues his doctorate degree in the same department.  For seven years, Ozgen's graduate school employment has been in the form of teaching assistantships and conducting research on car body structures and damping systems.  He also worked as an intern engineer for Damping Technologies, Inc.  His published documents include six conference papers, two SAE Transcations papers and one journal paper in review.  He is a student member of SAE International and the Society of Experimental Mechanics. 

Ozgen received his bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Middle East Technical University  in Ankara, Turkey