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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. 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.
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.
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 ...
Dr. Nina Robson
Assistant ProfessorCalifornia State University, Fullerton
Nina Robson completed her MS degree in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from the University of California, Davis and her PhD degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.
Nina Robson has worked extensively in the areas of Robotics, Geometric Design of Mechanisms and Biomechanics. At California State University, Fullerton she is teaching the one year long Senior Design Project class, as well as other classes in the areas of Kinematics of Mechanisms, Mechanical Design and Robotics.
Professor Karen Marais
Associate ProfessorPurdue University
Dr. Karen Marais is an Associate Professor in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue. She does research on safety analysis and risk assessment of complex socio-technical systems. She is using her 2014 NSF CAREER award to develop new ways of teaching systems engineering. She holds a B. Eng. in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Stellenbosch and a B.Sc. in mathematics from the University of South Africa. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT in 2001 and 2005. Before graduate school, she worked in South Africa as an electronic engineer.
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.
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.
Professor Bryan W Boudouris
Assistant ProfessorPurdue University
Bryan W. Boudouris is an assistant professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. Furthermore, he is a co-founder and scientific advisor of the water purification start-up company Anfiro, Inc. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004. After receiving his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2009, he conducted postdoctoral research from 2009 to 2011 at the University of California, Berkeley. His group’s current research interests include the design, characterization, and implementation of homopolymers and block polymers for advanced water, energy, and security applications.
Dr. Amit Banerjee
Associate ProfessorPenn State University-Harrisburg
Amit Banerjee is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Durgapur, India, an M.Des. in Industrial Design from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark NJ. He was with the Evolutionary Computing Systems Laboratory in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nevada as a Postdoctoral Fellow. His research interests include design optimization, evolutionary algorithms, data mining, machine learning and robotics.
Ms Amber Kemppainen
Senior LecturerMichigan Technological University
Amber Kemppainen is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering Fundamentals at Michigan Technological University. She is interested in how students learn within an online course management system. She has been active in course development and the implementation of web-based tools and blended learning content into her courses throughout the department.
Dr. Saeed Lotfifard
Assistant ProfessorWashington State University
Saeed Lotfifard is an assistant professor with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and Energy Systems Innovation center (ESIC) at Washington State university. He received my Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University in electrical engineering in 2011.
Dr. Lotfifard research interests include
Power system protection,
Wide area monitoring, protection, and control (WAMPAC), Health monitoring, fault diagnosis and prognosis of renewable energy generators and storage systems (wind turbine, photovoltaic systems, and battery energy storage),
Modeling and monitoring of faulted large-scale cyber-physical energy systems/smart grids.
Dr. Rachel McCord
LecturerThe University of Tennessee
Dr. Rachel McCord is a Lecturer in the Engineering Fundamentals Division at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UTK and her Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Virginia Tech. Dr. McCord teaches engineering phsyics to approximately 750 students each semester. She also teaches the only academic student success course devoted specifically to engineering students on the UTK campus. Her research interests include the development of self-regulatory and metacognitive skills in engineering students and how these skills impact performance and retention.
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