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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. 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. 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. Amy O'Keefe
Associate Director and InstructorMcCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Northwestern University
Amy O'Keefe is a director of and instructor in Northwestern University's 15-month full-time design innovation masters degree program, MS, Engineering Design Innovation (EDI). She teaches Human-Centered Service Design Studio and advises EDI graduate students on thesis work. Amy also consults on integrated service and experience design in industry. She joined Northwestern's Segal Design Institute leadership team in 2013, after a decade leading service delivery and account management in a digital consultancy and software development start-up acquired by Thomson Reuters and completion of her integrated design innovation MS degree from the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences ...
Dr. Patrick Shamberger
Assistant ProfessorTexas A&M Engineering
Dr. Shamberger has a background in functional inorganic materials, including phase transformations, crystal structure/property relationships, and thermodynamics. These have been applied to problems on both natural (geological) and engineered systems, including the areas of phase transformations for thermal storage, energy conversion, and electronic resistance switching applications. Currently, he is an assistant professor at Texas A&M University. Patrick Shamberger received his Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Washington in 2010, an M.S. in Geology & Geophysics from the University of Hawaii in 2004, and a B.S.E. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from ...
Prof. Alex Orlov
Associate ProfessorStony Brook University
Dr. Alexander Orlov is an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA. He is also a faculty member of the Consortium for Interdisciplinary Environmental Research, an affiliate faculty of Chemistry Department and affiliate faculty at the Institute for Advanced Computational Science. In addition Dr. Orlov is serving as the European Research Council (EU) and National Science Foundation (US) funded Visiting Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. His major research and teaching activities are in development of novel materials for energy generation, structural applications and environmental protection.
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. Branko Glisic
Associate ProfessorPrinceton University
Branko Glišić received his degrees in Civil Engineering and Theoretical Mathematics at University of Belgrade, Serbia, and Ph.D. at the EPFL, Switzerland. After eight-year long experience at SMARTEC SA, Switzerland, he moved to Princeton University, where he holds position of Associate Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His main areas of interest are Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), advanced sensors based on fiber-optics, large-area electronics and conductive polymers, SHM data management and analysis, smart structures, and heritage structures. He is author and co-author of numerous papers, short courses, and the book “Fibre Optic Methods for Structural ...
Prof. Mark French
ProfessorUniversity of Louisville
Mark N. French, PhD, PE, is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Louisville. Mark’s research addresses sustainable water treatment, hydrologic rainfall-runoff, stream and reservoir water quality, waterway transportation logistics, and effective teaching and learning.
Dr. French teaches courses in mechanics, hydraulics, hydrology, water treatment, groundwater flow (classroom and online), and international service for engineering students (in the Philippines). He is a mentor for students in the Brown Fellow Scholar program. Mark is a registered Professional Engineer(PE), has a PhD from the University of Iowa (IIHR), MS from MIT, and MEng from the University ...
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 Jeffrey Knutsen
InstructorUniversity of Colorado at Boulder
Dr. Jeffrey Knutsen is an instructor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. His interests focus primarily on the implementation of novel teaching strategies in the classroom, especially the use of electronic resources such as screencasts, concept tests, and the use of a tablet computer to facilitate a more dynamic presentation of course material. He has won a number of department- and college-level awards, including the Charles C. Gates Mechanical Engineering Faculty Fellowship and the Peebles Innovation in Education Award.
Dr. Dirk Grunwald
ProfessorUniversity of Colorado at Boulder
Dirk Grunwald is the Wilfred and Caroline Slade Endowed Professor at the University of Colorado in the Department of Computer Science. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois in 1989 and has been at the University of Colorado since that time. Dr. Grunwald's research involves computer systems, security and wireless networking. He has graduated over 25 Ph.D. students while at Colorado.
Prof. David M. Cwiertny
Associate ProfessorThe University of Iowa
David M. Cwiertny is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa (UI), where he serves as Director of Graduate Studies. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Engineering Science with a Chemistry minor from U.C. Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He researches aquatic pollutant fate in natural and engineered systems and teaches courses related to society’s pursuit of sustainable water resources. He also serves as the Environmental Policy Research Director at the UI Public Policy Center and the Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology.
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