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Feb. 26, 2001

SMU ENGINEERING PROFESSORS RECEIVE AWARDS

DALLAS (SMU) -- Two Southern Methodist University professors were honored recently for their contributions to the field of engineering.

Gary Evans, a professor of electrical engineering at SMU, received the Outstanding Engineer of the Year Award from the Dallas Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

Evans has been a member of the SMU faculty since 1992. His research focuses on the design and fabrication of semiconductor lasers, which are used in long-haul data transmission as well as consumer electronics such as CD and DVD players. He also is past chair of the IEEE's Dallas Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS).

José Lage, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at SMU, received the Outstanding Engineer of the Year Award from the North Texas Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Lage has been a member of the SMU faculty since 1991. He is the recipient of several awards including the SMU Golden Mustang Award, the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Sigma Xi Outstanding Research Award. Lage is director of the SMU Laboratory for Porous Materials Applications and holder of a patent on a microporous cold plate for cooling electronics. He currently is working on a new book, Heat Transfer in Microscale and Porous Media, to be published later this year.

Both awards were presented Feb. 24 at the Engineering Awards Banquet sponsored by the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers.


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