Dr. Yuebin Guo to receive 2004 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award

Warrendale, PA (February 10, 2004) - Dr. Yuebin Guo of the University of Alabama has been selected to receive the 2004 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award. Guo, 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.

Guo is an assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Alabama. His research focuses on several areas, including manufacturing process simulation/optimization, surface integrity and product performance, and sensor-based intelligent monitoring/control systems for precision manufacturing. He teaches several courses at the university and has developed two new courses, "Integrated Process Design and Product Development" and "Computational Manufacturing," for seniors and graduate students.

Guo has been the recipient of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers' (SME) Jiri Tlusty Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, and has also received the Research Advisory Committee Award and Innovative Instruction Faculty Award from his university. He is a member of the SAE, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). He earned his doctorate in manufacturing engineering from Purdue University, his master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and Tsinghua University, and his bachelor's degree from Shandong University of Technology in China.