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Canova and Serrani Recognized with Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award

Marcello CanovaAndrea SerraniMarcello Canova, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, as well as Andrea Serrani, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering were awarded the College of Engineering’s Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award.

This award is presented annually to faculty and/or research scientists within the College of Engineering who have demonstrated significant research collaboration that cuts across departmental or discipline boundaries.

“This team is well recognized nationally and internationally, and has made a significant contribution to the advancement of feedback control technology and its applications to advanced powertrain systems,” said Hesham El Gamal, professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of their work and its balance between methodological depth and industrial relevance, Canova and Serrani have received significant research funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as well as Ford Motor Company.

“This award is first and foremost a recognition of the great work of our PhD students, Junqiang Zhou and Christian Rostiti, whom Marcello and I have co-advised,” said Serrani. “Also, it shows appreciation from the College leadership for the value of cross-collaboration across different disciplines, which is a difficult yet exciting endeavor.”