Klein earns Missouri Alumni Association award

     Dr. Dale E. Klein, associate vice chancellor for Special Engineering Programs for The University of Texas System, earned the Faculty-Alumni Award from the University of Missouri-Columbia Alumni Association.

     Klein was one of 17 Missouri alumni and faculty who were honored. The Faculty-Alumni Awards, first awarded in 1968 by the MU Alumni Association, recognize the achievements of faculty and alumni. Assistant, associate and full professors are considered for their work as teachers, researchers and administrators. Alumni are considered for both their potential and actual accomplishments in professional life and service to their alma mater.

     In addition to his duties as vice chancellor, he has teaching and research duties at UT Austin and is the Bob R. Dorsey Professor in Engineering. Klein has been a faculty member at UT Austin since 1977. He is executive director and chairman of the board of the Amarillo National Resource Center for Plutonium. His engineering expertise is centered on radioactive waste disposal, thermal analysis of nuclear shipping containers, and nuclear weapon dismantlement.

     He has obtained more than $42 million in research funding, equipment and educational support. He is the author of 70 reviewed or referred technical papers, 41 reports and is co-editor of a book. He received the Honor Award from the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1996.