Stylianos Chatzidakis named Outstanding Engineering Teacher

Stylianos Chatzidakis, assistant professor at the School of Nuclear Engineering (NE), received the distinction of Outstanding Engineering Teacher by the College of Engineering. Faculty, lecturers and other staff were recognized for their outstanding dedication to teaching Boilermaker Engineers. Only 100 or so individuals across the college were acknowledged.
Asst. Prof. Stylianos Chatzidakis, Purdue School of Nuclear Engineering
Asst. Prof. Stylianos Chatzidakis

In fall 2020, the Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE) introduced new teacher evaluation survey questions, including 10 quantitative questions regarding instruction, on a five-point scale. For this particular award, teacher averages were calculated based on six questions that were related to instructor effectiveness.

The honorees had rounded averages of 4.70 or more from these questions in undergraduate or graduate classes with enrollments of 10 and above and 50% or higher response rates based on student evaluations from courses taught in Engineering in fall 2021.

Chatzidakis taught NUCL 305, or Nuclear Engineering Undergraduate Laboratory II, last semester, for which he received his stellar scores. He commented, “I am extremely proud of this recognition which is also a great motivator to continue striving to provide our students with a unique teaching experience and help them achieve their goals. I want to particularly thank our Head, Dr. Kim, for his unwavering encouragement and guidance in this team effort.”

In addition to his professorship, he serves as the Associate Reactor Director for PUR-1 and Director of the Nuclear Engineering Radiation Laboratory. ­

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Writer: Ashvini Malshe,