The Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium brings together some of the nation’s most engaged and innovative engineering educators in order to recognize, reward, and promote effective, substantive, and inspirational engineering education.
Professor Ramteen Sioshansi
Assistant ProfessorThe Ohio State University
Ramteen Sioshansi is an assistant professor in the Integrated Systems Engineering Department and an associate fellow in the Center for Automotive Research at The Ohio State University. His research focuses on examining the economic and technical impacts of integrating advanced energy technologies, including renewables, energy storage, and electric vehicles, into electric power systems. He is also interested in electricity market design and policy. He has over 35 peer-reviewed publications. He teaches undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in optimization and decision analysis. He also teaches courses on electricity market design and market engineering.
Prof. Mark M. Budnik
Paul and Cleo Brandt Professor of Engineering, Department Chair, Electrical and Computer EngineeringValparaiso University
Mark M. Budnik is the Paul and Cleo Brandt Professor of Engineering and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Chair at Valparaiso University. Prior to returning to academia, Mark had sixteen years of experience in the semiconductor industry where he held engineering, staff engineering, management, and director-level positions. He has served as the Technical Program Chair and General Chair for IEEE conferences. Mark is the author of more than 100 papers, book chapters, and technical notes and the recipient of four best paper/presentation awards.
Robert F. Richards
ProfessorSchool of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University
Robert F. Richards received the B.A. degree in physics from the University of Chicago, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from the University of California, Irvine. After receiving his degrees, he was an ASEE Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He joined the faculty at Washington State University (WSU), Pullman in 1992.
He is currently a Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, where he specializes in thermodynamics and heat transfer. Over the past fifteen years, his research has focused on MEMS for power and energy conversion.
Prof. Tamara Bush
Assistant ProfessorMichigan State University
Dr. Tamara Reid Bush holds the position of Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University. Broadly, Dr. Bush’s area of research is whole-body biomechanics. She conducts in vivo experimentation, methods development, and modeling to understand clinically motivated problems connected with human movement and force generation. Dr. Bush has conducted research in the areas of seating mechanics, hand function, and pressure ulcer formation. She has a strong interest in educational innovation particularly around inter-disciplinary teaming for new product development. She has also conducted work in the area of women’s leadership and served as a consultant for several ...
Prof. Paulo E Arratia
Associate ProfessorUniversity of Pennsylvania
Dr. Paulo E. Arratia is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on complex fluids, swimming of microorganisms, microfluidics, and bio-fluids dynamics. Dr. Arratia obtained a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Hampton University in 1997 and a Ph.D. in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University in 2003. Dr. Arratia is a recipient of the NSF Career Award, the Milton Van Dyke Award from the American Physical Society (Division of Fluid Dynamics), and the Rutgers University Early Career Distinction Award.
Professor Franz Hover
Franz Hover joined MIT MechE after consulting for industry and working on the research staff in MIT Ocean Engineering. His research spans ocean systems and control, with contributions in fluid mechanics, autonomous underwater robots, and optimization. His current research focus is communication-constrained dynamic control of underwater robot teams. Prof. Hover strongly supports project-based learning; he has mentored over 160 undergraduate research projects, and is a long-time advisor to the MIT marine robotics teams.
Dr. Pramod Abichandani
Director, Second Year Engineering Curriculum Drexel University
Pramod Abichandani is the Director of the Second Year Engineering Curriculum, and an Assistant Teaching Professor at Drexel University's College of Engineering. He works on bringing innovation inside and outside of the classroom by introducing novel course content, pedagogical methodologies, and evaluation techniques. He is leading research efforts that explore credentialing in engineering education, the scalability of engineering education innovations and technology, and engineering-specific learning theories for data analytics education. He has won several awards for his teaching, including the Continuing Excellence in Teaching (2010) award at Drexel University.
Dr. Vinod Kumar
Dr.The University of Texas at El Paso
I am an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering (UTEP, 2008-present) & a core faculty of the interdisciplinary Computational Science Doctoral Program. I hold a PhD (Mechanical, Rice University, 2005) and BTech (Aerospace Engineering, IIT, 1997). I have a postdoctoral (Physics&Astronomy, Rice University, 2005-2007), research scientists, (GFDL, Princeton University, 2007) and industrial (Fluent Inc./ANSYS Inc., 1997-1999) experiences. I also several summers research experiences (ORNL – Summer 2009, National Energy Technology Labs – Summer 2010, National Renewable Energy Labs – Summer 2011, Air Force Research Labs/Maui – Summer 2012). I usually teach Fluid Mechanics and other ...
Prof William Oates
Associate ProfessorFlorida State University
William S. Oates is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Florida State University. His research interests include solid mechanics of functional materials such as ferroelectric materials, electroactive elastomers, and liquid crystal polymer networks. His research also focuses on the integration of these materials into adaptive structures and systems. He obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2004 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He spent two years at North Carolina State University at the Center for Research in Scientific Computation conducting research in nonlinear control before arriving at Florida State University in 2006.
Prof. Srinivasan G Srivilliputhur
Associate ProfessorUniversity of North Texas
Srinivasan received his Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle. He joined the University of North Texas in 2008 after a ten year career at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation and his teaching has been consistently rated highly effective by student. Srinivasan has around 50 peer-reviewed well-cited publications and reports, given many invited talks in professional meetings, actively volunteers in the local ISD, and has mentored students from middle school to graduate level to win prizes in state-level, national, and international level.
Dr. Noah Malmstadt
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Southern California
Noah Malmstadt received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Caltech and a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Washington. Following postdoctoral work at UCLA, he joined the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at USC in 2007. His research focuses on synthetic cell membrane systems and multiphase microfluidic strategies for nanofabrication. He is the recipient of an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator award. His work in engineering education focuses on integrating team-based design projects into the core chemical engineering curriculum.
Professor Steven B. Leeb
ProfessorMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Steven B. Leeb received his doctoral degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1993. He has served as a commissioned officer in the USAF reserves, and he has been a member on the M.I.T. faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science since 1993. He also holds a joint appointment in MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. He currently serves as MacVicar Fellow and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems.
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