Bibel presents talks on engineering disasters in Seattle, Minneapolis


David L. Dodds

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College of Engineering & Mines


University of North Dakota Mechanical Engineering Professor George Bibel, an expert on mass transportation disasters, recently presented invited and sponsored talks on engineering disasters and airplane crashes at the National Society of Profession Engineers in Seattle and at United Technologies (parent company of Pratt & Whitney) Aerospace Systems in Minneapolis.

The United Technologies lecture was simulcast in Connecticut, North Carolina, Alabama, Ohio, California, New Jersey and Vermont.

In addition, Bibel has been invited to give a presentation at the new Boeing Dreamliner 787 plant in Charleston, S.C. in October. This talk is sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics as part of their Distinguished Lecture Series.

Bibel is author ofBeyond the Black Box: The Forensics of Airplane Crashes and Train Wreck: The Forensics of Rail Disasters. He currently is writing a second book on airplane crashes.