2020 Faculty Excellence Awards Recipients
A digital version of the Faculty Excellence Awards program was produced and shared on April 17, 2020. This year's recipients are:
EARLY CAREER TEACHING AWARD
For innovative coursework in Urban Ecosystem Services and Soil Science, harnessing various active learning techniques, such as a hybridized version of lab/lecture format, to enrich the student experience, and to enhance engagement and critical thinking skills.
VIDEO: Testimonials about Michael L. Mashtare Jr.
DEAN A.A. POTTER UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING AWARD
For motivating students with challenging mechanical engineering curriculum through resource material, practice problems and application based learning models geared toward relevant, modern examples, and for helping to strengthen students' backgrounds in science and technology.
VIDEO: Testimonials about Carl R. Wassgren Jr.
GRADUATE STUDENT MENTORSHIP AWARD
For invaluable contributions to her graduate students' research, writing and communication skills, affording them the skillset to become great researchers with long-term career opportunities and a built-in professional network.
VIDEO: Testimonials about Arezoo M. Ardekani
ONLINE EDUCATION AWARD
For enthusiasm in enhancing student learning through advanced principles such as engineering estimates and online course instruction via Video Express, providing segmented lectures, coast-to-coast asynchronous viewing, concept mapping and onscreen demonstrations.
VIDEO: Testimonials about James D. Jones
EARLY CAREER RESEARCH AWARD
For the introduction of leading edge technologies such as wearable biomedical devices, battery-free wireless sensors and silicon nanoneedle patches, resulting in widespread applications that push the boundaries of next-generation engineering research and education.
VIDEO: Testimonials about Chi Hwan Lee
EARLY CAREER RESEARCH AWARD
For expanding the frontiers of electrochemical energy storage and conversion research through scientific ingenuity and engineering insight in mesoscale physics and stochastics.
VIDEO: Testimonials about Partha P. Mukherjee
IMPACT ON INDUSTRY AWARD
For pioneering efforts in tribology resulting in sustained technology transfer to global industry partners in the fields of bearings, automotive, aerospace, heavy and light duty industry, and for bringing together a consortium of competitors in the advancement of rolling element machinery.
VIDEO: Testimonials about Farshid Sadeghi
For groundbreaking research on the design, analysis and development of MIMO systems adapting to channel conditions, revolutionizing 4G and 5G wireless systems, and for and leading to a new area of research known as limited feedback communication.
VIDEO: Testimonials about David J. Love
DEAN H.T. YANG LEADERSHIP IN SERVICE AWARD
For superb dedication to modernizing the Lyles School of Civil Engineering's undergraduate curriculum to offer students greater flexibility, diversity and integration of technical areas, and enhancing the preparation of CE graduates for today's career environment.
VIDEO: Testimonials about Jon D. Fricker
For providing unique professional development opportunities for STEM learning to area teachers focused on content knowledge, lab skills and data analysis techniques, and for fostering undergraduate student research of environmental challenges in the green economy and building interest in engineering graduate studies.
VIDEO: Testimonials about Inez Hua
Engagement Team Award
For the Joint Transportation Research Program's widespread impact on transportation infrastructure systems throughout the State of Indiana, providing multi-disciplinary focus and increased communication for best practices in areas of work-zone safety and unmanned aerial systems for standardized processing of crash and crime scenes.
VIDEO: Testimonials about the team
2019-20 Approved or Ratified Distinguished and Named Faculty
Edgar B. and Hedwig M. Olson Professor in Civil Engineering
Robert J. Connor
Jack and Kay Hockema Professor in Civil Engineering
Melba M. Crawford
Nancy Uridil and Francis Bossu Professor in Civil Engineering
William A. Crossley
J. William Uhrig and Anastasia Vournas Head of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Abhijit V. Deshmukh
Tompkins Chair of Systems
Eckhard A. Groll
William E. and Florence E. Perry Head of Mechanical Engineering
Dernlan Family Head of Construction Engineering and Management
Ajay P. Malshe
R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering
James H. and Carol H. Cure Professor in Civil Engineering
Michael and Katherine Birck Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Donald W. Feddersen Distinguished Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Yung C. Shin
Donald A. and Nancy G. Roach Distinguished Professor of Advanced Manufacturing