Category: Faculty Highlights

Faculty highlights: Spring 2017

Bryan Chin, Breeden professor and chair of the materials engineering program, and Jeffrey Fergus, associate dean for program assessment and graduate studies and professor of materials engineering, were named fellows of the Electrochemical Society, the leading professional organization for electrochemical and solid-state science researchers.       Malcolm Crocker, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, was…




From the faculty: Cyber protection, Anthony Skjellum

Editor’s note: Each issue, a faculty member will share their current research project in their own words, opening up a window to our leading researchers who are improving quality of life and fostering economic competitiveness. Blockchains function like unbreakable metal link-chains, each with an incorruptible store of information attached. Each such chain is replicated in…




Faculty highlights – Fall 2016

  Robert Barnes, associate professor of civil engineering, won the 2016 National Arthur N.L. Chiu Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award from the Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Honor Society.   Bryan Beckingham, assistant professor of chemical engineering, Jeffrey LaMondia, associate professor of civil engineering, and Jin Wang, Walt and Virginia Woltosz professor of chemical engineering, were…




From the faculty – Alice Smith

Editor’s note: “From the faculty” is a new addition to Auburn Engineering magazine. Each issue, a faculty member will share their current research project, opening up a window to our leading researchers who are improving quality of life and fostering economic competitiveness.  The globalization of the world economy calls for integrated supply chains that can…




Faculty highlights – spring 2016

Sushil Adhikari, associate professor, and Oladiran Fasina, professor, both in the Department of Biosystems Engineering, were named 2015-16 Alumni Professors, and the Department of Biosystems Engineering received the Auburn University Departmental Award for Excellence in Education. Virginia Davis, alumni professor of chemical engineering, received the Award for Excellence in Faculty and Outreach at Auburn University’s…



Faculty highlights- fall 2015

David Bevly has been named the inaugural Bill and Lana McNair distinguished professor of mechanical engineering, where he has been a faculty member since 2001. Saad Biaz, professor of computer science and software engineering, has been awarded a grant of $320,000 for three years from the National Science Foundation to continue his NSF and Department…




Faculty highlights- spring 2015

Sushil Adhikari, associate professor of biosystems engineering, has been recognized as one of the world’s most influential minds. In a report titled “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014,” Thomson Reuters presents the authors of the most highly cited research works of the past decade. To be listed, a researcher’s work must be among the…




Faculty Highlights – Fall 2014

From the desk of… Joshua Batterson, assistant research professor of aerospace engineering, and his contract partners have received more than $2.5 million from NASA and the Department of Defense during the past three years to predict, model and analyze combustion instability in rockets, jet engines and scramjets. Batterson is currently working with industry and government…



Faculty Highlights – Spring 2014

From the desk of… Mark Byrne, Daniel F. and Josephine Breeden associate professor of chemical engineering, has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the National Institute of Health to study and develop extended-wear contact lenses that treat glaucoma by slowly releasing a controlled dose of medication to the eye over an extended period of time….




Recipients of Auburn’s Faculty Awards Celebrating Excellence – Fall 2013

David Umphress, associate professor of computer science and software engineering, is the recipient of one of this year’s Gerald and Emily Leischuck Endowed Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. Casey Cegielski, associate professor in the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, was also honored. The award recognizes two full-time, tenured faculty members who demonstrate effective…