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College of Engineering celebrates excellence at 20th annual Distinguished Faculty Awards

Each year, the College of Engineering honors faculty members for their outstanding teaching and research. The 2017 awardees were recognized at the 20th annual Distinguished Faculty Awards.

The following faculty from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering received Distinguished Faculty Awards on April 27:

The Clara M. and Peter L. Scott Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Education - Giorgio Rizzoni
 

Dean David B. Williams and Professor Giorgio RizzoniDean David B. Williams and Professor Giorgio RizzoniFord Motor Chair in Electromechanical Systems and Professor Giorgio Rizzoni was recognized for his leadership in education and research in the field of dynamic systems and control with application to energy efficient and clean transportation.

In honor of Peter Scott, a 1949 Ohio State graduate in electrical engineering who received an honorary doctoral degree in 1995, this award recognizes a senior faculty member who has achieved both national and international status as a leading educator and researcher. 


Innovators Award - Bharat Bhushan
 

Assistant Dean of Research Scott Osborne and Professor Bharat BhushanAssistant Dean of Research Scott Osborne and Professor Bharat BhushanHoward D. Winbigler Professor Bharat Bhushan, an Ohio Eminent Scholar, was recognized for his original, creative and innovative research and development of bioinspired liquiphilic/phobic surfaces for commercial applications.

This award is presented each year to an individual or team who best demonstrate innovation in the development of a product and/or technology originating from the Ohio State research enterprise. 
 


Lumley Research Awards - Sandip Mazumder and Carlos Castro
 

Associate Professor Sandip Mazumder and Assistant Professor Carlos Castro received the 2017 Lumley Engineering Research Award. They were recognized for exceptional activity and success in pursuing new knowledge of a fundamental or applied nature. 

 

Associate Dean Rudolph Buchheit and Associate Professor Sandip Mazumder Associate Dean Rudolph Buchheit and Associate Professor Sandip Mazumder

Associate Dean Rudolph Buchheit and Assistant Professor Carlos CastroAssociate Dean Rudolph Buchheit and Assistant Professor Carlos Castro