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 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.
Prof. Dave Raj Raman
Professor and Associate Chair for TeachingIowa State University
Raman is Professor and Associate Chair for Teaching in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University. He oversees curricula and accreditation for two engineering degree programs, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, oversees three NSF/USDA funded undergraduate research experience programs, serves as education director for two multi-year, multi-institutional research centers, and conducts technoeconomic and lifecycle analyses research on bioprocessing systems. He is a licensed Professional Engineer with a BS in Electrical Engineering from RIT and a PhD in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Cornell, and has been recognized with departmental, college, and ...
Dr. Jenna R Jambeck
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Georgia
Jenna Jambeck is an Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering at UGA (since 2009). She received her PhD in environmental engineering from University of Florida (2004), then completed an ORISE post-doc at the US EPA ORD in Research Triangle Park. She was an Assistant Research Professor at University of New Hampshire from 2005–2009. Dr. Jambeck conducts research and teaches environmental engineering, specializing in solid waste. Her work often interweaves social context and sciences with technical aspects. She has conducted projects including contaminant fate and transport during waste beneficial use, sustainable and innovative waste management practices, recycling and marine debris.
Prof. Craig B. Arnold
Craig B. Arnold is a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Associate Director of the Princeton Institute for Science and Technology of Materials at Princeton University. His research interests range from basic to applied science within the areas of materials and optical physics. He earned his PhD. in condensed-matter physics from Harvard University in 2000, and was an NRC post-doctoral fellow prior to joining the faculty at Princeton in 2003. Previous awards include the ONR young investigator award and the NSF Career award as well as being a participant in the 2011 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.
Prof. Avik Ghosh
Technology based hierarchical learning: Unleashing the power of simulation and gaming softwareUniversity of Virginia
Avik Ghosh is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia. He has over 80 papers and book chapters published in the areas of computational nanoelectronics, and has given over 90 invited lectures worldwide, with over 2400 citations. He is Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP), senior member of the IEEE, and has received the All University Teaching Award, the IBM Faculty Award, the NSF CAREER Award, the best paper award at the 2006 ISSSR conference organized by the Army Research Office, the UVa Teaching fellowship and the Charles Brown New Faculty Teaching Award.
Prof. Mark Sherriff
Associate ProfessorUniversity of Virginia
Mark Sherriff is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UVa. His teaching focus is in introductory computer science, computer game design, software engineering, database management, and web and mobile systems. His research interests are in CS education at all levels, computer game design, and agile software development. In 2010, he received the highest teaching award in the School of Engineering at UVa, the Hartfield-Jefferson Scholars Teaching Prize. Since then, he has received four other teaching awards from UVa student groups. He received his PhD in 2007 from NC State University.
Lecturer Walker Mcmillan White
Walker White is a lecturer in the Cornell computer science department, and the Director of the Game Design Initiative at Cornell (GDIAC). He has led GDIAC, one of the earliest university computer game programs formed in the United States, since 2007. He has spoken at several conferences, including the Game Developers Conference (GDC) and Foundation of Digital Games (FDG), on how to develop a university-level computer game program. He has also won teaching awards at Cornell for his interdisciplinary game design courses, which bring together students in the College of Engineering and the College of Art, Architecture, and Planning.
Dr. Halil Berberoglu
Assistant ProfessorThe University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Halil Berberoglu is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his BSME and MSME degrees from Purdue University, and his PhD degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. His teaching interests are in thermal-fluid sciences while his research integrates thermal-fluid sciences with biotechnology and manufacturing for energy, environmental, and biomedical applications.
Dr. Sujata Kumari Bhatia
Assistant Dean, Assistant Director of Undergraduate StudiesHarvard University
Sujata K. Bhatia, MD, PhD, PE is a physician, bioengineer, and professionally licensed chemical engineer who serves on the biomedical engineering faculty at Harvard University. She is Assistant Director for Undergraduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering at Harvard; she is the academic advisor for all Harvard undergraduate students in bioengineering and biomedical engineering. She is also Assistant Dean of the Harvard Summer School. In addition, she is an Associate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government for the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project. She is a faculty member in the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education program on Innovation for Economic Development.
Dr. Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Associate ProfessorUniversity of Southern California
Bhaskar Krishnamachari is an Associate Professor and Ming Hsieh Faculty Fellow in Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California. He received his B.E. from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University respectively. His research focuses on the design of next-generation wireless networks. He has co-authored nearly 200 articles, and a textbook published by Cambridge University Press. He was included in Technology Review Magazine's TR-35 list in 2011, and has received the NSF CAREER award, the ASEE Terman Award, and the IEEE-HKN Outstanding Young Electrical and Computer Engineer award.
Professor Ergun Simsek
Assistant ProfessorThe George Washington University
Dr. Ergun Simsek completed his Ph.D. at Duke University (Durham, NC) in 2006 and worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Schlumberger-Doll Research (Cambridge, MA) till 2008. Between 2008 and 2011, he was a faculty member and a Marie Curie fellow at Bahcesehir University (Istanbul, Turkey). In August 2011, he joined the George Washington University as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Dr. Simsek's current and past studies are engaged with theoretical, computational, and experimental research at the broad interface between electromagnetics and optics. Dr. Simsek teaches courses in electromagnetic theory and nano optics.
Professor Michael Dickey
Associate ProfessorNorth Carolina State University
Michael joined the NC State University faculty in 2008 in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Michael’s research interests include the study of soft materials, thin films and interfaces, and unconventional nanofabrication techniques. His group has worked on a variety of projects including stretchable electronics, patterning gels, and self-folding sheets. He has primarily taught the introductory CHE class (Mass and Energy Balances), but has also taught a special topics elective and thermodynamics. Michael also has several years of industrial work experience with Kimberly Clark (non-wovens) and Merck (pharmaceuticals).
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