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Kallinderis participating in National Academy of Engineering symposium

     The National Academy of Engineering selected Dr. John Kallinderis, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics and the William J. Murray Jr. Fellow in Engineering No. 1, to participate in the Frontiers of Engineering Symposium of 1998. The Academy named 100 participants in the symposium, all generally younger than 45, who are predicted to be their profession's future leadership.

     The Academy established the symposium series to bring together outstanding engineers, ages 30-45, who are likely future leaders and policy makers. It allows engineers from different careers to identify synergies; collaborative opportunities; and transfer ideas, techniques, and approaches across fields.

     Kallinderis' work in computational fluid mechanics earned national attention when he became first to place the power of a supercomputer on a desktop. Using workstations operating on “expert systems” he reduces computer modeling time from 1,000 hours to 10 hours. In recognition of this work, in 1997 he received the highest honor for young researchers in his profession, the Lawrence Sperry Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Bestowing the award, the Institute characterized his work as “leading a new era of computation.”

     Kallinderis was named a National Science Foundation Young Investigator in 1994.