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. 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. Erin Lynne Jablonski
Associate ProfessorBucknell University
Erin Jablonski is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Bucknell University, where she joined the faculty in 2004. Prof. Jablonski completed her graduate work at Iowa State University with the support of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship before becoming a National Research Council post-doctoral researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (2002-2004). Pedagogical interests include project- and problem-based active learning, entrepreneurship, and pre-college outreach. Her current research is in the use of hydrogels in milli-fluidic devices to facilitate unique flow-contacting experiments. Recently this has involved the study of ...
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.
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.
Dr. Jennifer M Bekki
Assistant ProfessorArizona State University
Jennifer M. Bekki is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering and Computing Systems at Arizona State University. She joined the faculty in August, 2008 after completing her PhD in Industrial Engineering from the Fulton School of Engineering at ASU. She is currently the Co-Principal Investigator for the CareerWISE research program, which seeks to to understand and reduce attrition of women from science and engineering doctoral programs. Her research interests include discrete event simulation methodology, modeling and analysis of manufacturing systems, online learning, educational data mining / learner analytics, engineering student persistence, and STEM graduate ...
Prof. Harry Powell
Associate ProfessorUniversity of Virginia
Harry Powell received the B.S. in Electrical Engineering the University of Virginia in 1978, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2006, and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2011. Dr. Powell spent over 20 years in industry designing computer controlled automated systems before returning to academia in 2001. He was appointed to the faculty in 2013, and teaches courses in electric and electronic circuit analysis, electromagnetic energy conversion, embedded computing, and the 4th year Major Design Experience.
Prof William Oates
Associate ProfessorFlorida State University
William S. Oates is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Florida State University. His research interests include solid mechanics of functional materials such as ferroelectric materials, electroactive elastomers, and liquid crystal polymer networks. His research also focuses on the integration of these materials into adaptive structures and systems. He obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2004 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He spent two years at North Carolina State University at the Center for Research in Scientific Computation conducting research in nonlinear control before arriving at Florida State University in 2006.
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. Guohong (Jennifer) Duan
Associate ProfessorUniversity of Arizona, College of Engineering
Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Arizona (UA), Tucson
Education: Ph.D. from University of Mississippi in 1998; MS from Tsinghua University in 1992; BS from Wuhan University in 1989.
License: Registered Professional Engineer in State of Arizona and Nevada, and Diplomat, American Academy of Water Resource Engineers, ASCE since 2006.
Employment: Associate Professor, UA (2011-present); Assistant Professor, UA (2006-2011); Associate Research Professor, Desert Research Institute (DRI), Nevada Higher Education System (NHES), (2005-2006); Assistant Research Professor, DRI, NHES(1999-2005); Visiting faculty, ...
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 ...
Dr. Yael “Lelli” Van Den Einde
Teaching ProfessorUC San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering
Van Den Einde is a Teaching Professor at UCSD. She teaches core undergraduate courses in Structural Engineering, is the chair of the ABET committee responsible for the continuous curricular improvement process, incorporates education innovations into courses (Peer Instruction, Project-based learning), is responsible for TA training (preparing next generation faculty), serves as faculty advisor to student organizations, hears cases of academic misconduct as a member of the Academic Integrity Review Board, and is committed to fostering a supportive environment for diverse students at UCSD by serving on the faculty advisory board for the IDEA Student Center.
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).
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