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.
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.
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.
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. Nicholas R Gans
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Texas at Dallas
Dr. Gans is an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Dallas. His current research includes control of self-optimizing autonomous sensors to maximize information, human-machine interfaces, vision-based control of autonomous ground and air vehicles, and use of hyperspectral, thermal and range cameras. Dr. Gans earned his M.S. in electrical and computer engineering and his Ph.D. in systems and entrepreneurial engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005. He was a postdoc researcher with the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Florida and with the National Research Council and the Air Force Research Laboratory.
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.
Prof. Christopher John Bettinger
Assistant ProfessorCarnegie Mellon
Dr Christopher Bettinger is currently an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the Departments of Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering. He directs the laboratory for Biomaterials-based Microsystems and Electronics, which is broadly interested in the design of novel materials and interfaces that promote the integration of medical devices with the human body. Dr Bettinger has received many honors including the National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research and the MIT Tech Review TR35 Top Young Innovator. Dr Bettinger received an S.B. in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Materials Science from MIT as a Draper Fellow.
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.
Prof. Alyosha Christopher Molnar
Associate ProfessorCornell University
Alyosha Molnar received his BS from Swarthmore College in 1997. Before entering graduate school he worked as a deck-hand on a commercial Tuna fishing boat, and as a RFIC design engineer for Conexant Systems where he developed their first-generation direct-conversion transceiver for the GSM cellular standard. In graduate school at U.C. Berkeley, Molnar worked on ultra-low-power radio transceivers for wireless sensor networks, before joining a retinal neurophysiology group where he worked on dissecting neural circuits in mammalian retinas. He joined the faculty at Cornell University in 2007, where he works on software-defined radios, neural interface circuits, and integrated imaging ...
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. Luke Nogales
Assistant ProfessorNew Mexico State University
Luke Nogales loves to help innovators reach their potential. Luke is an Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University (NMSU). He teaches core Mechanical Engineering Technology courses and is developing new courses in innovation and product development. When Luke’s not preparing for class, he provides consulting services to start-ups. Prior to working at NMSU, Luke was an innovator at Procter & Gamble where he helped create new businesses and develop disruptive innovations. Luke graduated from Northwestern University with a MS in Product Design and Development in 2011 and from NMSU with a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology in 2006.
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.
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.
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