Dr. Kenneth A. Gall to Receive 2004 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award

Warrendale, PA (February 11, 2004) - Dr. Kenneth A. Gall of the University of Colorado has been selected to receive the 2004 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award. Gall 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.

Gall is an associate professor in the Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado. His area of expertise is the deformation and failure of engineering materials, such as shape memory alloys and polymers, lightweight castings, biomaterials, and nanomaterials, with a special emphasis on multi-scale experimentation and modeling. He teaches various design and materials courses, and has won both university- and college-level teaching awards from the University.

Gall has been the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the Department of Energy. He has published over 60 refereed journal articles and 25 refereed conference proceedings in the general area of the mechanical behavior of materials. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASM (The Materials Information Society), the Materials Research Society (MRS), and SAE. He received his doctorate, master's and bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.