Yuan-Cheng "Bert" Fung, recipient of the 2007 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize having breakfast with students in Stocker...Patrick Karnes in background.....Russ Prize winner to speak on biomechanics..Yuan-Cheng "Bert" Fung, recipient of the 2007 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize, will give a public lecture titled, ?Biomechanics: The Road to Understanding Living Systems,? from 2:10 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in Ohio University's Baker University Center Theatre. ..Widely considered the father of modern biomechanics, Fung's diverse research endeavors have formed the basis for the entire field of automotive safety design. They also contributed to the development of artificial skin, improved the effectiveness and longevity of prosthetic devices and enabled the military to develop safer non-lethal weapons and personal body armor. Fung is currently a professor emeritus of bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego, where he founded the bioengineering program...In addition to his public lecture, Fung will also tour Ohio University biomedical engineering labs and meet with Ohio University faculty, leaders, and the Russ College Engineering Ambassadors. ..The late Ohio University graduate Fritz Russ and his wife, Dolores, created the Russ Prize in 1999. The $500,000 award, one of the top three engineering prizes in the world, recognizes engineering achievement that significantly improves the human condition. All Russ Prize winners are invited to give a lecture at Ohio University...Fung's lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow outside the theater.