Faculty Honored at School of Engineering Annual Awards Dinner (2018)

The School of Engineering held its annual Faculty Awards Dinner for 2018 on April 25th at the Franklin Plaza in Troy. Engineering faculty members were honored with education, research, and team awards as well at the announcement of the Outstanding Professor of Engineering Award.

Kurt Anderson, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education presented the Classroom Excellence Award, to Prof. Ali Tajer, Electrical, Computer, and Systems.

Matt Oehlschlaeger, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs presented the Education Innovation Awards to Prof. Wei Ji, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering and Prof. Nihat Baysal, Chemical and Biological Engineering.

The Outstanding Team Award was presented by Dean Shekhar Garde to Prof. B. Wayne Bequette, Prof. Nihat Baysal, and Faye Cameron, Research Scientist for “Closed-loop Artificial Pancreas for Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes”.

Liping Huang, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs presented the Research Excellence Awards to Prof. Daniel Gall, Materials Science and Engineering, Prof. Mariah Hahn, Biomedical Engineering, Prof. Jian Shi, Materials Science and Engineering, and Prof. Meng Wang, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering.

The Outstanding Professor of Engineering Award was presented by Dean Shekhar Garde to Prof. Ge Wang, Biomedical Engineering.

 

Also recognized at dinner were the following Rensselaer 2018 Faculty Award recipients:

Jerome Fischbach '38 Faculty Travel Award: Ishwara Bhat, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

William H. Wiley 1866 Distinguished Faculty Award: Joe H. Chow, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

And Years of Service to Rensselaer for 2018:

25 years: Thierry Blanchet, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering
30 years: B. Wayne Bequette, Chemical and Biological Engineering
John Wen, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Joel Plawsky, Chemical and Biological Engineering
35 years: Mark Embrechts, Industrial Systems Engineering
Kenneth Vastola, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
40 years: Georges Belfort, Chemical and Biological Engineering
W. Randolph Franklin, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
45 years: Thomas Zimmie, Civil and Environmental Engineering