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.
Dr. Farshid Zabihian
Assistant ProfessorWVU 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.
Dr. Cheryl Bodnar
Assistant Professor (Teaching Track)University of Pittsburgh
Cheryl A. Bodnar, PhD, CTDP is an Assistant Professor (Teaching Track) in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Bodnar’s research interests relate to the incorporation of active learning techniques in undergraduate classes (problem based learning, games and simulations, etc.) as well as integration of innovation and entrepreneurship into engineering curriculum. In addition, she is actively engaged in the development of a variety of informal science education approaches with the goal of exciting and teaching K-12 students about regenerative medicine and its potential.
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 ...
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. 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 ...
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.
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.
Dr. Ali Mehrizi-Sani
Assistant ProfessorWashington 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.
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.
Prof. Kathryn Johnson
Associate ProfessorColorado School of Mines
Kathryn Johnson is an Associate Professor at the Colorado School of Mines in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and is Jointly Appointed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s National Wind Technology Center. In the fall 2011, she was a visiting researcher at Aalborg University in Denmark, where she collaborated on wind turbine control research and experienced Aalborg’s Problem-Based Learning method. She has researched wind turbine control systems since 2002, with numerous projects related to reducing turbine loads and increasing energy capture. She has applied experiential learning techniques in several wind energy and control systems classes.
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.
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 ...
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