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Amy O'Keefe
Amy O'Keefe

Prof. Amy O'Keefe

Associate Director and Instructor
McCormick 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 ...

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Karen Marais
Karen Marais

Professor Karen Marais

Associate Professor
Purdue 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.

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Margaret Slattery
Margaret Slattery

Dr. Margaret Slattery

Assistant Professor
Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Slattery’s work focuses on the undergraduate biomedical engineering student and their academic experience. She works in a range of roles: teaching core curriculum - from first year seminars through senior capstone design courses, and guiding students as an academic adviser. She serves as the departmental program administrator and is engaged at the college level in student recruitment and student services. At the university level she leads curricular affairs, and general education reform. She is continually looking to use her experience and passion for engineering education to enhance student learning and help engage students in meaningful educational experiences.

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William Hammack
William Hammack

Prof. William S. Hammack

Professor & Morris Scholar
University of Illinois, Urbana

Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois - Urbana. My current work uses new media methods to produce and distribute films and books that explain engineering to the public. I My work has been recognized by a broad range of engineering, scientific and journalistic organizations. Including the Edwin F. Church Medal, ASME; Service to Society Award, AIChE; Science-in-Society Award, National Association of Science Writers; President’s Award, American Society for Engineering Education; Distinguished Literary Contribution Furthering the Public Understanding of the Profession IEEE; GradyAward, American Chemical Society; and First Prize, Science OnLine ...

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Matthew Eckelman
Matthew Eckelman

Dr. Matthew Eckelman

Assistant Professor
Northeastern 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.

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Elizabeth Dirk
Elizabeth Dirk

Assistant Professor Elizabeth LeBleu Dirk

Assistant Professor
The University of New Mexico

Dr. Elizabeth Hedberg-Dirk is an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. She received her BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her PhD in Bioengineering from Rice University. She has taught Chemical Reaction Engineering and Biomolecular Engineering as core chemical engineering undergraduate courses as well as an elective in tissue engineering for both chemical and biomedical engineering undergraduate and graduate students. She has attended the ASEE Chemical Engineering Summer School and was an active participant in the VaNTH Third Biomedical Education Summit.

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Konrad Rykaczewski
Konrad Rykaczewski

Prof. Konrad Rykaczewski

Assistant Professor
Arizona State University

Konrad Rykaczewski is an assistant professor at School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy at ASU. He received his BS (2005), MS (2007) and PhD (2009) in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to his appointment at ASU, he was a research scientist at MIT and NRC postdoctoral fellow at NIST. His current research interests include fundamental studies of nano/microscale thermofluidic and interfacial phenomena, novel in situ and cryogenic electron and ion beam microscopy methods, and nanoengineering of functional surfaces with special wettability for a variety of applications.

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Brad Wall
Brad Wall

Dr. Bradley Wall

Associate Professor
Embry-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.

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Steffen Peuker
Steffen Peuker

Dr. Steffen Peuker

Assistant Professor
California Polytechnic State University

Dr. Steffen Peuker holds the James L. Bartlett, Jr. Assistant Professor position in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the California State University in San Luis Obispo. His research in engineering education focuses on increasing student retention and success in engineering through implementation of a student success focused approach in introduction to engineering courses/seminars. In addition, his work in engineering education innovations focuses on Team-Based Learning (TBL), student-industry cooperation, and developing innovative ways of merging engineering fundamentals and engineering in practice and research. He is teaching courses, including laboratories, in the HVAC&R ...

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Shawn Jordan
Shawn Jordan

Dr. Shawn S Jordan

United States

Assistant Professor
Arizona State University

Shawn Jordan is an Assistant Professor and a Fulton Exemplar Faculty member in the Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. He teaches embedded systems design courses, and studies context in engineering design education. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering Education and M.S./B.S. in ECE from Purdue University. Jordan has several grants, including “CAREER: Engineering Design Across Navajo Culture, Community, and Society” the NSF RED grant “Additive Innovation: An Educational Ecosystem of Making and Risk Taking” (Co-PI). He was also part NSF’s Innovation Corps for Learning, and was named one of ASEE PRISM’s “20 Faculty Under 40” in 2014.

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Michael Swartwout
Michael Swartwout

Dr Michael Swartwout

Associate Professor
Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, Saint Louis University

Michael Swartwout studies the design, operation and success rates of space systems, with an emphasis on very small spacecraft (CubeSats). He is particularly interested the ways that design influences organizational structure and vice versa, and how those influences can aid or impair mission success. Dr. Swartwout tests these ideas via teams of undergraduate students, who design, build, test and fly spacecraft. The first mission flew in 2013, and the next one will fly in late 2015.

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Douglas Holmes
Douglas Holmes

Professor Douglas P. Holmes

Assistant Professor
Boston University

Douglas Holmes is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University. He received degrees in Chemistry from the University of New Hampshire (B.S. 2004), Polymer Science & Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (M.S. 2005, Ph.D. 2009), and was a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University. Prior to joining Boston University, he was an Assistant Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech. His research focuses on understanding how objects change shape. He recently received the NSF CAREER Award and the ASEE Ferdinand P. Beer and E. Russell Johnston Jr. Outstanding New Mechanics Educator award.

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