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Dr. Tariq Shamim to receive 2004 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award

Warrendale, PA, Feb. 10, 2004 - Dr. Tariq Shamim of the University of Michigan - Dearborn has been selected to receive the 2004 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award. Shamim, along with eight other recipients, will be presented with the award on March 9, 2004 during the Honors Convocation at the SAE 2004 World Congress in Detroit, Michigan.

This award annually recognizes outstanding engineering educators, offering them an opportunity to become acquainted with the professional activities of the automotive and aerospace industries. The program accomplishes this by underwriting the costs of bringing award recipients to the SAE World Congress & Exposition in Detroit, Michigan, or an aerospace industry meeting. Established in 1965, this award is funded through a generous contribution by the late Ralph R. Teetor, 1936 SAE President, who believed that engineering educators are the most effective link between engineering students and their future careers.

Shamim is an associate professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan - Dearborn. His research focuses on computational thermo-fluids with major emphasis on combustion, emission control, fuel cell, and thermal spray. His research is supported by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Defense, and the automotive industry. He has taught several courses in area the area of thermal-fluid sciences, including ones on thermodynamics, heat transfer, thermal systems design and engine emissions. He has also developed graduate-level courses at the university.

Shamim is a recipient of the DOE Summer Faculty Fellowship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is a member of SAE, serving on its Transaction Committee. He also serves as a member of the Board of Associates of the Internal Combustion Engine Division, and K-11 and K-20 Committees of the Heat Transfer Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and is a member of the Combustion Institute. Shamim earned his doctorate in mechanical engineering and a master's in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. He received a second master's in mechanical engineering from the University of Windsor, Canada, and holds his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the N.E.D. University in Karachi, Pakistan.