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. Alexandros Taflanidis
Associate ProfessorUniversity of Notre Dame
Alexandros Taflanidis is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences and Faculty Fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He received his diploma (2002) and M.Sc (2003) in Civil Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and his PhD (2008) in Civil Engineering from Caltech. His research focuses on the implementation of advanced computational/simulation methodologies for assessment and mitigation of risk due to natural hazards and he also works on sustainable solutions for low-income residential housing in the developing world under the banner of Engineering2Empower.
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 ...
Prof. Gary E. Wnek
ProfessorCase Western Reserve University
Gary Wnek received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1977 and a Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1980. He has been a member of the faculty of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT and the Department of Chemistry at RPI, and was Founding Chair of the Chemical Engineering Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2004, he joined Case Western Reserve University, where he is currently the Joseph F Toot, Jr., Professor of Engineering, Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, and Associate Dean of Academics.
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).
Dr. Nadia Kellam
Associate ProfessorUniversity of Georgia
Nadia Kellam, Associate Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia, is co-director of the interdisciplinary engineering education research CLUSTER. In her research, she is interested in understanding how engineering students develop their professional identity, the role of emotion in student learning, and synergistic learning. She designed the environmental engineering synthesis and design studios and is now developing the design spine for the new mechanical engineering program. She is engaged in mentoring early career faculty and a recent research project uncovers the narratives of exemplar engineering faculty that have successfully transitioned to ...
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.
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.
Dr. Kaveh Madani
Alex Alexander Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Central Florida
Kaveh Madani is an Alex Alexander assistant professor of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering at the University of Central Florida (UCF). His core research interests and experiences include integrated water, environmental, and energy resources engineering and management. Madani’s work includes application of systems engineering, conflict resolution, system dynamics, economics, optimization as well as simulation and modeling methods to water, environmental, and energy resource problems at different scales to derive policy and management insights. Madani has been recently selected as one of the ten “New Faces of Civil Engineering in 2012” by the American ...
Dr. James J. Pembridge
Assistant ProfessorEmbry-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.
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.
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 ...
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