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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.
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. Waheed U. Bajwa
Assistant ProfessorRutgers University--New Brunswick
Waheed U. Bajwa received PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009. He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University from 2009 to 2010, and a Research Scientist at Duke University from 2010 to 2011. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University. He received the Morgridge Distinguished Graduate Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003, the Army Research Office Young Investigator Award in 2014, and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2015. His research interests include harmonic analysis, statistics, machine learning, and signal processing.
Dr. Christian Claudel
Assistant ProfessorThe University of Texas at Austin
Christian Claudel is an Assistant Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at UT-Austin. He received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from UC-Berkeley in 2010, and the MS degree in Plasma Physics from Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon in 2004. He received the Leon Chua Award from UC-Berkeley in 2010 for his work on the Mobile Millennium traffic monitoring system. His research interests include control and estimation of distributed parameter systems, wireless sensor networks and unmanned aerial vehicles.
Prof. Rudiger Schlaf
Prof.University of South Florida
Rudy Schlaf joined the EE department at USF in 2000. His field of research is electronic materials and their interfaces. He has a strong interest in undergraduate education. He started the USF College of Engineering Research Experience for Undergraduates program in 2002 and directed it until 2014. This program introduced a significant number of undergraduates (~800) to state-of-the-art research in research labs across the college and USF. His current focus in undergraduate teaching is on experiential learning/teaching techniques that have the potential to reach larger numbers of undergraduate students to improve retention and career preparedness.
Dr Diane E Sieber
Associate Dean for Education-College of EngineeringUniversity of Colorado
Diane Sieber (MA, PhD. Princeton University) is the Associate Dean for Education in the College of Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder and Director and Faculty in Residence of the Global Engineering Residential Academic Program. Professor Sieber is a President’s Teaching Scholar, has been a Carnegie Teaching Scholar and has won multiple teaching awards.
Dr. Sieber’s most recent research includes studies of learning through online social networks, blended in-class and residential learning, engaging large classes through game-informed course design, and addressing learner digital distraction--by laptops, tablets and mobile phones--in classroom settings.
Dr. Stephen W. Thiel
Professor - EducatorUniversity of Cincinnati, College of Engineering and Applied Science
Dr. Stephen W. Thiel is a Professor – Educator in the Chemical Engineering (CHE)program at the University of Cincinnati, where he teaches process design and serves as the undergraduate program director for the CHE program. His research focuses on adsorption and ion exchange processes and absorption thermodynamics; he is Vice Chair of the Bioseparations Area for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He earned his CHE degrees at Virginia Tech (BS) and The University of Texas at Austin (MS, PhD). He has nearly 15 years of industrial experience. Dr. Thiel is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio.
Prof. Alan McGaughey
ProfessorCarnegie Mellon University
Alan McGaughey is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He holds B.Eng., M.A.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from McMaster University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Michigan. His research group applies computational tools to study nanoscale energy transport and conversion. He won an AFSOR Young Investigator Program award in 2009, was a Harrington Faculty Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin for 2012-13, and won the Teare Teaching Award at CMU in 2014. He has given invited talks across the United States and in Canada, China, France, Japan, Korea, and Singapore.
Dr. Fernanda Leite
Dr. Fernanda Leite is an Assistant Professor in Construction Engineering and Project Management, in the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin. She has a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to her graduate education, she worked as a Project Manager in her home country Brazil, in multiple government and commercial building construction projects. Her technical interests include building and civil information modeling, collaboration and coordination technologies, and visualization. At the University of Texas, Dr. Leite teaches Project Management and Economics, Building Information ...
Dr. Kyle Bibby
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Pittsburgh
Dr. Kyle Bibby is currently an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh with a secondary appointment in Computational Biology. Prior to joining Pitt, he completed his BS in Civil Engineering at the University of Notre Dame and PhD in Environmental Engineering at Yale University. His research interests center around understanding the presence, ecology, and diversity of microorganisms, such as viruses and bacteria, in the context of water quality and human health. In addition, he is interested in developing research experiences for both undergraduate engineering students and the general public (citizen science).
Dr. Matthew Eckelman
Assistant ProfessorNortheastern University
Matthew Eckelman is an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University in Civil and Environmental Engineering, with secondary appointments in Chemical Engineering and Public Policy. His research focuses on large-scale modeling of industrial resource use and emissions and subsequent impacts on the environment and public health. Dr. Eckelman was a co-recipient of the Laudise Prize in Industrial Ecology in 2013 and an NSF CAREER award in 2015. He holds a B.A. in Physics and Mathematics from Amherst College and a doctorate in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from Yale University.
Dr. Bradley Wall
Associate ProfessorEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Dr. Bradley Wall received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of North Dakota and his masters and Ph.D. degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed his Ph.D. dissertation on low-thrust trajectory optimization for space mission planning problems in 2007 under the direction of Bruce Conway. He is now an associate professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he teaches in the Aerospace Engineering department. He also recently published a dynamics supplement on the Apple iBookstore for undergraduate engineering dynamics.
Dr Daniel Ewert
ProfNorth Dakota State University
Dr. Dan Ewert is a Professor at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND and he is the Chief Science Officer and Founder of Krisara Engineering in Fargo, ND. He consults on project-based¬learning for Minnesota State University – Mankato. Dr. Ewert has published numerous peer reviewed papers in the field of biomedical engineering and education. His research area is in leadless cardiac pacing and radio-frequency effects on gene expression.
Dr. Ewert has BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and his PhD degree in Physiology; he conducted his Post-Doctoral research at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine.
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