Rodney Rasmussen, MSME 1997
Co-advised with Professor Arthur Clausing.
An experimental investigation of the air-side heat transfer characteristics of heat exchangers” (jointly advised with Prof. A. Clausing)
Rodney was well known for his ability to go for long periods without sleep and still remain coherent. I recall a trip to his sponsor … he had been awake for about 24 hours preparing his slides and then insisted on doing the driving (about 6 hours). Once we arrived, he made a great 2-hour presentation of technical results. He handled questions like a pro. All I did was sit and watch with wonder!
Rodney joined AlliedSignal Aerospace when he finished at UIUC.