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James Pembridge
James Pembridge

Dr. James J. Pembridge

Assistant Professor
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

James Pembridge is an Assistant Professor in the Freshman Engineering Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Education. His research has focused on mentoring as pedagogy in project-based courses and the diffusion of research-based instructional strategies. Throughout his time at ERAU, James has taught introduction to engineering and introduction to computing courses. His efforts to develop and use pedagogical innovations has been focused on adapting and modifying education and engineering education innovations in his own courses and exploring models and theories from other disciplines that can lead to future innovations.

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Mikhail Chester
Mikhail Chester

Mikhail Chester

Assistant Professor
Arizona State University

Mikhail Chester is an Assistant Professor in the Civil, Environmental, and Sustainability Engineering department at Arizona State University. His area of expertise is the energy and environmental assessment of infrastructure systems. His research has focused on transportation systems and cities, evaluating life-cycle and supply chain effects and their associated human and environmental impacts. Dr. Chester’s research expands the assessment boundaries of complex systems to understand comprehensive effects of policies and decisions, including infrastructure interdependencies. Ultimately, he is interested in determining the eternal control and damage costs of these impacts and advancing ...

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Dave Raman
Dave Raman

Prof. Dave Raj Raman

Professor and Associate Chair for Teaching
Iowa 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 ...

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Walker White
Walker White

Lecturer Walker Mcmillan White

Lecturer
Cornell University

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.

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Farshid Zabihian
Farshid Zabihian

Dr. Farshid Zabihian

Assistant Professor
WVU Institute of Technology

Farshid Zabihian is currently an Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering at West Virginia University Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2011 from Ryerson University, Canada and his M.A.Sc. and B.Sc. both in Mechanical Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology in 1998 and Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran in 1996, respectively. His research interest and personal passion is sustainability in general and sustainable energy in particular. He is the founder of Energy System Research Laboratory (ESRL) and has published more than 70 papers and 5 books and book chapter.

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Kerry Meyers
Kerry Meyers

Dr. Kerry Meyers

Director, First-Year Engineering Program and Assistant Professor Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Youngstown State University

Dr. Kerry Meyers is in her second year as the Director of the STEM College’s First-Year Engineering Program at Youngstown State University. Her career is focused on the development of common, project based First-Year Engineering experiences, beginning at the University of Notre Dame where she was also the Director of the First-Year Engineering Program from 2005-2012. Further, her research interests relate to Engineering Educational issues in the early stages of student development and progress. Her core engineering educational background is Mechanical Engineering and doctoral work is in Engineering Education, both from Purdue University.

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Ali Mehrizi-Sani
Ali Mehrizi-Sani

Dr. Ali Mehrizi-Sani

Assistant Professor
Washington State University

Dr. Ali Mehrizi-Sani received academic degrees from Sharif University of Technology and the University of Toronto. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Washington State University. His areas of interest include power system applications of power electronics and integration of renewable energy resources. Dr. Mehrizi-Sani is an editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery. He is the chair of IEEE Task Force on Dynamic System Equivalents. He is a recipient of the NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2011. He was a Connaught Scholar at the University of Toronto. He received the Dennis Woodford prize for his M.Sc. thesis.

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Ismail Fidan
Ismail Fidan

Prof. Ismail Fidan

Professor
Tennessee Tech University

Dr. Fidan is a Tenured Full Professor at Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN and Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology for the last 13 years. He has teaching and research interests in additive manufacturing, computer-aided design, electronics packaging, knowledge-based systems, electromechanical systems, and distance education. Dr. Fidan holds more than a dozen university, state and national awards. He constantly publishes and reviews in many technical journals and conferences. He also actively participates in NSF panels and ABET accreditation services. In the last 10 years, he was able to receive over $1M external R&D grants.

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David Garmire
David Garmire

Dr. David Garmire

Assistant Professor
University of Hawaii

Dr. David Garmire is an Assistant Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He received B.S. degrees at Carnegie Mellon University (CS, Math) and a Ph.D. (EECS) at UC Berkeley in 2007 with a certificate in Management of Technology from the Haas School of Business. He won the 2008 Ross N Tucker Award and the 2007 Sevin Rosen Funds Award for Innovation. He researches microsensors, microactuators, and technologies for renewable energies and sustainability aiming to integrate this research heavily with graduate, undergraduate, and high school education.

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Steven Leeb
Steven Leeb

Professor Steven B. Leeb

Professor
Massachusetts 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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Franz Hover
Franz Hover

Professor Franz Hover

Associate Professor
MIT

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.

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Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Bhaskar Krishnamachari

Dr. Bhaskar Krishnamachari

United States

Associate Professor
University 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.

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