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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. Amber Genau
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Amber Genau is an assistant professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received her BS and MS from Iowa State University and PhD from Northwestern University, all in materials engineering. Before coming to UAB, Dr. Genau spent two years as a guest scientist at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Cologne, Germany. Her research interests revolve around metal solidification and microstructural characterization. She is particularly interested in broadening participation in engineering and providing international experiences and perspectives to undergraduate students.
Dr. Keith Holland
Associate ProfessorJames Madison University
Keith Holland is an Associate Professor and the Assistant Academic Unit Head for the Department of Engineering at James Madison University (JMU). He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia and subsequently served as the Vice President for Research and Development at Avir Sensors, a start-up sensing and security technology company. As a faculty member at JMU, he contributed to the development of the mechanics, electronics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer courses as well as two engineering field-study abroad programs in Malta and Kenya.
Prof. Gary Halada
Associate ProfessorStony Brook University
Dr. Halada, Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University, directs an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program in Engineering Science. He designs educational materials focused on how engineers learn from engineering disasters and how failure and risk analysis can be used to teach about ethics and societal implications of emerging technologies. Halada also coordinates the Long Island Alternative Energy Consortium, a collaborative effort among seven campuses to develop multi-disciplinary, multi-institution undergraduate and experiential education programs in renewable and alternative energies. In recognition of his academic activities, he received ...
Assistant Professor Cassandra Telenko
Assistant ProfessorGeorgia Institute of Technology
Cassandra Telenko is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design at Georgia Tech. Her work in eco-design results in methods for analyzing environmental impacts of design decisions, redesigning products for energy efficiency, modeling usage contexts, and providing actionable guidelines to help designers reduce environmental impacts.
Cassandra’s teaching experience spans engineering design and energy topics at Georgia Tech, UT-Austin, MIT, and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). She completed her postdoctoral work at MIT and SUTD in 2014, and her Masters (2009) and PhD (2012) in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Angela A Sodemann
Assistant ProfessorArizona State University
Angela joined The Polytechnic School in Arizona State University's Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering in 2012, following a postdoc in Artificial Intelligence with the Air Force Institute of Technology and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. She is committed to motivating entrepreneurship, innovation, and a desire to learn in her students through use of challenging building tasks in the classroom.
Professor Tamara Kinzer-Ursem
Assistant ProfessorPurdue University
Tamara Kinzer-Ursem is an Assistant Professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. Her research is highly interdisciplinary; combining protein engineering and chemical biology approaches with computational biology to study the spatiotemporal dynamics of protein signaling networks that drive cellular behavior. Her research group is developing selective protein tagging and protein-surface conjugation methods that are coupled with nanotechnologies and other emergent techniques to rapidly characterize protein function. Computational work includes the development of deterministic and stochastic simulations of protein signaling in small cellular compartments. These techniques are ...
Dr. Sinan Onal
Assistant ProfessorSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
Dr. Sinan Onal is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. He received his MS degree in Engineering Management and Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering from University of South Florida. His current research focuses on Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD), medical product development, machine learning and data mining, and manufacturing and R&D strategy. He worked twelve years in industry for several companies in a range of positions and departments. Dr. Onal has extensive experience on new product development.
Prof. Romel D. Gomez
ProfessorUniversity of Maryland
R.D. Mel Gomez is a Professor and Associate Chair of ECE at the University of Maryland. He teaches engineering design, circuits, microelectronics, electromagnetics, and quantum theory. He helped modernize the ECE curriculum, and is the architect of a course that introduces ECE principles using hands-on pedagogy. Dr. Gomez is also researcher in the broad areas of micromagnetism and biosensing. He co-authored over 80 publications, several book chapters and three U.S. Patents. He has received several national and international awards. He earned in PhD from the University of Maryland, MS from Wayne State and BS from the University of the Philippines.
Prof. Leonid Tsybeskov
ProfessorNew Jersey Institute of Technology
Leonid Tsybeskov is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has joined NJIT as an Associate Professor in 2001. Prior to joining NJIT, he was a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. He received his Ph.D. degree (Applied Physics) in 1986 and MS degree (Physics) in 1978, both from Mechnikov National University in Odessa, Ukraine. He is author and co-author of more than 150 publications. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and German Academic Exchange Service.
Prof. Grisselle Centeno
Associate ProfessorUniversity of South Florida
Dr. Grisselle Centeno is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering at the University of South Florida. Her research and teaching interests include optimization-based modeling for the planning and control of operations in healthcare, transportation and manufacturing industries. She possesses experience in working with large-scale mathematical programming models and building decision support systems. Her research work has been supported by NSF, FDOT, and ONR, among other sources. Dr. Centeno is also highly involved in conducting research in the area of engineering education and promoting the growth of a diverse engineering workforce.
Professor Virginia Angelica Davis
I am an Alumni Professor in Auburn University’s Department of Chemical Engineering. My teaching includes freshman introduction to engineering, junior chemical engineering, and senior/graduate student nanotechnology courses. I am also very involved in mentoring and developing content for K-12 outreach. My research is focused on using scalable fluid phase manufacturing techniques to assemble nanomaterials into useful macroscale materials. I received my Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Rice University in 2006. Prior to pursuing my PhD, I worked for eleven years in Shell Chemicals’ polymer businesses in the US and Europe. My awards include a 2010 PECASE Award.
Prof. Bryan Webler
Assistant ProfessorCarnegie Mellon University
Dr. Webler received a BS in Engineering Physics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005 and an MS (2007) and PhD (2008) in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon. From 2008 to 2013, he was a Senior Engineer in the Materials Technology at the Bettis Laboratory, studying corrosion resistance and mechanical behavior of metals. Dr. Webler joined CMU as an assistant professor in 2013 and is a faculty member in CISR. Dr. Webler's research interests deal with the reactions between metals and their environment, specifically: (1) Steelmaking, (2) High temperature oxidation, (2) Corrosion, (3) Fundamental thermodynamics and transport phenomena.
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