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DATE: June 10, 2002
DaimlerChrysler executive Roger Shulze named
director of UM-Dearborn's
Shulze earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Wayne State University in 1982, after earning a bachelor's degree from Brown University and a master's degree from Ohio State University. He also earned a master's degree in business administration from Michigan State University.
"Roger Shulze comes to us with rich and varied experiences from industry that will help us create a systems perspective in this program," according to Subrata M. Sengupta, dean of the UM-Dearborn College of Engineering and Computer Science. "He will be able to bring faculty and students together in a work environment that simulates the environment they encounter in the real world of industry."
The Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems was founded at UM-Dearborn in 1998 "to accelerate applied research for vehicle systems, emphasizing body and chassis products and manufacturing techniques and integration with powertrain and driveline systems, and to enrich and broaden the engineering curriculum by focusing on synthesis and integration of emerging technologies in vehicle systems."
The institute conducts research projects with industry and government federal support and also helps develop curriculum for both degree-seeking and continuing education students. Other goals include accelerating information and technology transfer between the university and industry.
"I am one of the newest members of the staff here on campus but probably the most excited," Shulze said. "I've been meeting with students, faculty and staff members as well as outside supporters of the program, and I'm very enthusiastic about the work we are doing here at UM-Dearborn."