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 Jun Lou
Associate ProfessorRice University
Jun Lou obtained B.E. and M.S. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University and Ohio State University, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree from Princeton University. After a brief postdoc at Brown University he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Rice University, and currently is an associate professor in the same department. He is a recipient of the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award and the ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. His research interests include nanomaterial synthesis, nanomechanical characterization and nanodevice fabrication for energy, environmental and biomedical ...
Dr. Rolfe Josef Sassenfeld
Assistant ProfessorNew Mexico State University
Dr. Rolfe Sassenfeld, son of German Rocket Scientist Helmut Sassenfeld, earned his Doctoral degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas, El Paso. He has worked in higher education for 25 years as a Director of Instructional Technology, Computer Science Lecturer, and Research Assistant Professor. He is presently an Assistant Professor of Electronics and Computer Engineering in the Engineering Technology department of New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering. His current focus is developing a “Freshman Engineering Experience” with his colleagues to improve retention of at-risk students and to better prepare freshmen engineers for success in the upper division.
DR. Walter Pfaendtner
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Washington College of Engineering
Jim Pfaendtner holds a B.S. and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering. He joined the faculty of University of Washington in 2009 as an assistant professor. Prior to joining the UW he received an NSF IRFP award to work in Switzerland for two years. Jim is a Kavli Fellow of the US National Academy of Science, and recipients of an NSF CAREER award, an ACS OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty in Computation Award, and a University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award. Jim’s research group focuses on development and application of computational tools for multiscale modeling and simulation of soft matter systems.
Dr. Steve Richard Duke
Associate Dean for AcademicsAuburn University
Steve Duke is the associate dean for academics in Auburn University's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and the Alumni Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering. He joined Auburn in 1996, with degrees from Georgia Tech and Illinois (PhD). His research is in transport phenomena, therapeutic particles, and alternative fuels. He served as AIChE student chapter advisor, AIChE Operating Council member, and co-director for a NSF REU site. He founded and advises the college's student organization and study abroad technology partnership with Andean communities in Bolivia. He has received the college's Walker Superior Teaching Award (three times) and the SGA Faculty Award.
Dr Krishnaswamy RAVINDRA
Associate Dean and ProfessorParks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, Saint Louis University
Dr. K. Ravindra is the Associate Dean at Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology at Saint Louis University since July 2012. His teaching experience is diverse which includes a number of courses in aerospace and mechanical engineering stems. He is a fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, an associate fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of American Society of Engineering Education. He has served in various capacities in the Aerospace Division of ASEE and the Saint Louis section of ASME. He is a registered professional engineer in New York.
Ms. Karen Bangs
LecturerCalifornia Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Karen Bangs holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Cal Poly SLO and an MBA from University of California, Irvine. She is in her 8th year of teaching at Cal Poly. Before joining Cal Poly she spent 19 years in the semi-conductor industry working at Skyworks Solutions Inc. (formerly Conexant Systems Inc. formerly Rockwell Semiconductor Systems). Her responsibilities included Industrial Engineering analysis, Operations Finance and Supply Chain Management. She teaches a wide range of subjects from Introduction to Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering to Human Factors to Quality Engineering. She also led the Women In Engineering Program 2007-2010.
Dr. Sohum Sohoni
Assistant ProfessorArizona State University
Dr. Sohoni is an Assistant Professor in Engineering and Computing Systems at Arizona State University’s College of Technology and Innovation. His research interests are broadly in the areas of computer architecture and performance analysis, and in engineering and computing education. He has published in ACM SIGMETRICS, IEEE Transactions on Computers, the International Journal of Engineering Education, and Advances in Engineering Education. His research is supported through various internal and external funding agencies including the National Science Foundation.
He is a popular and well-respected instructor, and has received many teaching awards including the Regents Distinguished Teaching ...
Dr. Sundararaj Sitharama Sitharama Iyengar
Director and Ryder ProfessorFlorida International University
Dr. S.S. Iyengar, Director and Ryder Professor at Florida International University's School of Computing and Information Sciences, is a leading researcher and educator in the fields of distributed sensor networks, computational robotics, and oceanographic applications, and is perhaps best known for introducing novel data structures and algorithmic techniques for large-scale computations in sensor and image processing applications. He has directed over 42 Ph.D. and 100 Master's students, many of whom are now faculty at major universities or scientists and engineers at national labs and in industry around the world and has published more than 400 research papers and eight textbooks.
Dr. Vikas Khanna
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Pittsburgh
Vikas Khanna is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Khanna received his PhD from the Ohio State University, and a BS from Panjab University, both in Chemical Engineering. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of sustainability science and engineering, industrial ecology, and complex systems. While in graduate school, he completed a science and technology policy fellowship at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC. His current research focuses on the development of life cycle oriented methods for understanding environmental sustainability and resilience of engineered systems and emerging technologies.
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. 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.
Dr. Timothy Bigelow
Harpole-Pentair Assistant ProfessorIowa State University
Timothy A. Bigelow is a Harpole-Pentair Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a joint appointment in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University. Dr. Bigelow graduated from the University of Illinois-Urbana in May 2004 with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. After completing his education, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a year. Dr. Bigelow was then an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering at the University of North Dakota for three years prior to coming to Iowa State University in August 2008.
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