Amy Cohn, associate professor, IOE, has been named an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor.
Omolola Eniola-Adefeso, assistant professor, ChE, has been named 2011 Lloyd N. Ferguson Young Scientist by the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers.
Jeremy Busby, adjunct assistant professor, NERS, and Jerry Lynch, associate professor, CEE, EECS, have each received an NSF Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, one of the nation’s top honors for young scientists.
Anthony Grbic, assistant professor, EECS, and Anna Michalak, associate professor, CEE, AOSS, have been selected for Henry Russel Awards, one of the highest honors the University awards faculty in the early stages of their careers.
Wayne Jones, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, has received ASM International’s Albert Easton White Distinguished Teacher Award.
Nick Kotov, professor, ChE, BME, MSE, was recognized by Science Watch as one of the “Top 100 Chemists, 2000-2010.” He also ranked in the top 25 in Materials Science.
Robert D. Scott (BSE ECE ’75), director, Ross School of Business Information Systems Executive Forum, has been named the managing director of the new Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach.
Dimitrios Zekkos, asassistant professor, CEE, has received the ASCE 2010 Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award for a paper published in the June 2009 Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.
Yoram Koren, Paul G. Goebel Professor of Mechanical Engineering, director, NSF ERC for Reconfigurable Mfg Systems, and Fawwaz Ulaby, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Chen-To Tai Collegiate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, were named Distinguished University Professors.
Khalil Najafi (BSE EE ’80, MSE ’81, PhD ’86), Schlumberger Professor of Engineering and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, EECS (chair), BME, and Kensall Wise, J. Reid and Polly Anderson Professor of Manufacturing Technology and William Gould Dow Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, have been selected as Distinguished University Innovators for 2011.
Larry Seiford, professor, IOE, has joined the Joel D. Tauber Institute for Global Operations as the Goff Smith College of Engineering Co-Director.
Three Named to National Academy of Engineering
John Allison, professor, MSE, Lawrence Burns, professor, IOE, and Mark Kushner, George I. Haddad Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, professor, NERS, have been named members of the National Academy of Engineering.
Farnam Jahanian, chair, CSE, Edward S. Davidson Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Adam Matzger, professor, MacroE, and Kon-Well Wang, William E. Diefenderfer Chaired Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Stephen P. Timoshenko Collegiate Professor, have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Jahanian was also selected by the NSF to head its Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering.
Margaret Kivelson, AOSS, has been voted an honorary fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Sherif El-Tawil, professor, CEE, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Anthony M. Waas, Felix Pawlowski Collegiate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, professor, ME, was named a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
NSF CAREER Awards
The following faculty have received NSF CAREER Awards.
Omolola Eniola-Adefeso, assistant professor, ChE
Xiaoxia (Nina) Lin, assistant professor, ChE
Wei Lu, assistant professor, EECS, ECE
Silvio Savarese, assistant professor, EECS
Clayton Scott, assistant professor, EECS, ECE
Allison Steiner, assistant professor, AOSS
Zeeshan Syed, assistant professor, EECS
Mina Rais-Zadeh, assistant professor, EECS
Zhengya Zhang, assistant professor, EECS
The following faculty have received Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Program Awards.
Krzysztof Fidkowski, assistant professor, AERO
Anastasios (John) Hart, assistant professor, ME
Matthias Ihme, assistant professor, AERO
Anish Tuteja, assistant professor, MSE
Faculty Promotions and Tenure
The following faculty have received promotion and/or tenure:
Cheri Deng, BME, to associate professor with tenure
Cynthia Finelli, CRLT North, to research associate professor
Kenneth Hansen, AOSS, to research associate professor
Alan Hunt, BME, to professor with tenure
Suljo Linic, ChE, to associate professor with tenure
Yili Liu, IOE, to professor with tenure
Ward Manchester, AOSS, to research associate professor
Zhuoqing Morley Mao, EECS, CSE, to associate professor with tenure
Joanna Mirecki Millunchick, MSE, to professor with tenure
Kevin Pipe, ME, to associate professor with tenure
Sara Pozzi, NERS, to associate professor with tenure
Kazuhiro Saitou, ME, to professor with tenure
Max Shtein, MSE, to associate professor with tenure
Jan Stegemann, BME, to associate professor with tenure
Kai Sun, MSE, to associate research scientist
Dennis Sylvester, EECS, ECE, to professor with tenure
Shuichi Takayama, BME, to professor with tenure
Katsuyo Thornton, MSE, to associate professor with tenure
Euisik Yoon, EECS, ECE, to professor with tenure
CoE Faculty Awards
The following faculty were honored during Michigan Engineering’s annual Faculty Honors Dinner Dance on March 26 at the Michigan League.
Stephen S. Attwood Award
Dennis Assanis, the Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Professor of Engineering, ME, director of the Automotive Resource Center, director of the W.E. Lay Automotive Laboratory, and co-director of the General Motors Engine Systems Research Collaborative Research Laboratory
Anton Van der Ven, assistant professor, MSE
Education Excellence Awards
Valeria Bertacco, associate professor, EECS/CSE, Vulcans Education Excellence Award
Michael Flynn, associate professor, EECS/CSE, John F. Ullrich Education Excellence Award
John Shaw, associate professor, AERO, Monroe-Brown Foundation Education Excellence Award
Research Excellence Awards
Eric Michielssen, professor, EECS/ECE, David E. Liddle Research Excellence Award
Nilton Renno, professor, AOSS, Monroe-Brown Foundation Research Excellence Award
Albert Shih, professor, ME, BME, associate director, Medical Innovation Center, George J. Huebner, Jr. Research Excellence Award
Service Excellence Awards
Rachel Goldman, professor, MSE, EECS, Monroe-Brown Foundation Service Excellence Award
H.V. Jagadish, Bernard A. Galler Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Herbert Kopf Service Excellence Award
Michael Thouless, professor, ME, MSE, Trudy Huebner Service Excellence Award
Steve Skerlos, associate professor, ME, CEE, Neil Van Eenam Memorial Undergraduate Teaching Award
Aileen Huang-Saad, lecturer, (BME), Thomas M. Sawyer, Jr. Teaching Award
Kenneth M. Reese Outstanding Research Scientist Award
Michael Bailey, assistant research scientist, EECS/CSE
Igor Sokolov, research scientist, AOSS
Ted Kennedy Family Team Excellence Award
Diann Brei, associate professor, ME
Jonathan Luntz, assistant research scientist, ME
Daniel Teitelbaum, professor, C.S. Mott, Pediatric Surgery
Raymond J. and Monica E. Schultz Outreach and Diversity Award
Kathleen Sienko, assistant professor, ME, BME
New Instructional Faculty
The College welcomed the following new instructional faculty to campus in the winter of 2010:
Xudong (Sherman) Fan, associate professor
Ilya Kolmanovsky, professor
John Schotland, professor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science – CSE
SangHyun Lee, assistant professor
Sunitha Nagrath, assistant professor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science – ECE
Prabal Dutta, assistant professor
Heath Hofmann, associate professor
Honglak Lee, assistant professor
Materials Science and Engineering
John Allison, professor
Mariel Lavieri, assistant professor
Emmanuelle Marquis, assistant professor
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Eric Johnsen, assistant professor
Gabor Orosz, assistant professor
David Singer, assistant professor
New Research Faculty
The College of Engineering welcomed the following new research faculty in the winter of 2010:
Shanna Daly, EngEducation, assistant research scientist
Jason Gilbert, AOSS, assistant research scientist
Margaret Kivelson, AOSS, research professor
Enrico Landi, AOSS, associate research scientist
Tae-Kyung Lee, Assistant Research Scientist
Geeta Mehta, BME, Assistant Research Scientist
Xianzhe Jia, AOSS, assistant research scientist
Shasha Zou, AOSS, assistant research scientist
New Professors of Engineering Practice
The College of Engineering welcomed the following new professors of engineering practice: