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Department faculty honored at College of Engineering at 2019 awards ceremony

The College of Engineering annually honors faculty, researchers and partners for outstanding teaching, research and outreach achievements. The 2019 awardees were recognized on April 25 at the 22nd annual Distinguished Faculty Awards.

“Without your hard work and dedication, we would not be able to educate the college’s 10,000 plus students. We wouldn’t have the discoveries, breakthroughs or innovations that help us engineer a better world and future,” said College of Engineering Dean David Williams, Monte Ahuja Endowed Dean’s Chair, while addressing event attendees. “Your talents, supported by over $150 million in externally sponsored research last year, influenced a broad range of applications and scientific disciplines.”

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Those honored from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at this year’s event are listed below.

Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Lecturer

Photo of Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies Dave Tomasko; Satya Seetharaman; Associate Dean for Research Dorota Grejner-BrzezinskaSatya Seetharaman, centerSatyanarayana Seetharaman, MAE — For his consistently exemplary record as an instructor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering since 2011.

Established in 2015, this award honors an individual lecturer, senior lecturer or other auxiliary faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in their teaching within the college.

 

David C. McCarthy Engineering Teaching Award 

Photo of Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies Dave Tomasko; Annie Abell; Associate Dean for Research Dorota Grejner-BrzezinskaAnnie Abell, centerAnnie Abell, MAE — In recognition of innovative active learning, modern technologies and cross-disciplinary teaching approaches, which promote student engagement and success in the MAE product design curriculum.

This award recognizes the contributions of College of Engineering junior faculty and staff to create more innovative and effective teaching and learning. 

 

Charles E. MacQuigg Award for Outstanding Teaching 

Photo of Engineers' Council awarding the Charles E. Macquigg Award for Outstanding Teaching to Professor Tarunjit Butalia.Tarunjit Butalia, centerTarunjit Butalia, CEGE – For being a kind-hearted, passionate, diligent and charismatic professor who bends over backwards to motivate students to be confident in their engineering skills. This honor was awarded for his teaching of ME 2010.

Named for the late Dean of the College of Engineering, this award is presented annually to faculty members who have demonstrated, in a superior manner, their interest in and willingness to help students and outstanding teaching ability. 

 

Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Awards 

Photo of Associate Dean for Research Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska; Joshua Goldberger, Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts & Sciences; and Wolfgang Windl, MSE; Senior Associate Dean John Horack (not pictured Joseph Heremans, MAE)Joshua Goldberger and Wolfgang Windl, center; not pictured Joseph HeremansJoshua Goldberger, Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts & Sciences; Joseph Heremans, MAE; and Wolfgang Windl, MSE – For their contributions to the fields of magnetic and quasi-two-dimensional materials, as well as their pioneering work in the fundamental understanding of materials. [Read more about their research.]

Named for John H. Lumley (’27, ceramic engineering), this team award recognizes interdisciplinary research accomplishments of the college’s faculty and research staff. 

 

Lumley Research Awards 

Photo of Senior Associate Dean John Horack; Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Rachel Kleit; Randall Mathison; Associate Dean for Research Dorota Grejner-BrzezinskaRandall Mathison, centerPhoto of Senior Associate Dean John Horack; Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Rachel Kleit; Dave Hoelzle; Associate Dean for Research Dorota Grejner-BrzezinskaDave Hoelzle, centerDavid Hoelzle, MAE; Randall Mathison, MAE

The Lumley Engineering Research Awards are presented to a select group of outstanding researchers in the College of Engineering who have shown exceptional activity and success in pursuing new knowledge of a fundamental or applied nature.

The full list of awardees may be viewed on the College of Engineering website.