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Tornado Expert Brings Understanding to a Curious Public

June 29, 2011

Haan Tornado  

Research on the destructive forces of tornadoes conducted by Rose-Hulman Mechanical Engineering Professor Fred Haan may lead to recommendations on how to build stronger public buildings. This strength is particularly geared to withstand damage from tornadoes and other hazardous weather conditions.

Questions raised by public concern during the summer tornado season have made Haan the focus of national, regional and local media attention.  Rose-Hulman mechanical engineering graduate students will join Haan next month at Iowa State University to conduct further research towards creating tornado-proof buildings.
View media stories of Haan's research and findings:    

USA Today

Terre Haute Tribune-Star

WTVW-TV, Evansville