Michigan 2018 Engineering Alumni Winner

By on November 15, 2018 in IN THE NEWS

Katherine Avery Vozar, a leader in automotive lightweighting, received Michigan Engineering’s 2018 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award.

The award, among the higest accolades given by the Michigan Engineering Alumni Board, honors alumni who have contributed substantially to their field, and either graduated within the past 10 years or are no more than 35 years old. Vozar received a master of science in 2011 and a Ph.D. in 2016 in mechanical engineering from the university.

She is the technology integration lead at Ford Motor Company, where she works on integrating new technologies into vehicles. Among her accomplishments is developing simulation tools for advanced lightweight materials. She also developed two pending patents for rivet geometry and 3-D printed carbon fiber inserts, resulting in a $1-million savings for Ford.