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Special Lecture Tuesday October 11, 2023 time TBD

David Foster

David E. Foster
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Presentation Title: Where Do We Go From Here?

David E. Foster is the Phil and Jean Myers Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1979 from MIT. He was a founding member of the Engine Research Center (ERC) and served as its Director from 1994 through 1999, and from September 2008 through December 2011. He was also the Founding Co-Director of the General Motors – ERC - Collaborative Research Laboratory, from its inception in 2002 until his retirement in 2012. He has served on numerous NRC and National Academy review and assessment committees; he is an SAE Fellow and is the recipient of the Academic Contribution Award from the Japanese Society of Automotive Engineers, the UW College of Engineering Byron Bird Excellence in Research Publication Award, the ASME Honda Gold Medal, the SAE Horning Award, and the SAE John Johnson Award.