Faculty highlights: Spring 2018

Adhikari,-SushilSushil Adhikari, Alumni Professor of biosystems engineering, received the Provost Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring.


BevelyScott MartinDavid Bevly, the Bill and Lana McNair Professor of mechanical engineering, and Scott Martin, assistant research professor, were awarded $150,000 from Integrated Solutions for Systems for their precision vehicle spacing research.


Lorenzo CremaschiLorenzo Cremaschi, associate professor of mechanical engineering, was named associate editor of the Science and Technology for the Built Environment Journal by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.


Cross,-JamesJames Cross, professor of computer science and software engineering, was named a distinguished member of the Association for Computing Machinery for his educational contributions to the computing discipline.


Virginia DavisVirginia Davis, Alumni Professor of chemical engineering, co-edited the book “Nanotechnology Commercialization: Manufacturing Processes and Products,” which was published in November 2017.


Ujjwal GuinUjjwal Guin, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, was awarded a $168,759 grant from the National Science Foundation for his research on robust design-for-security architecture for enabling trust in integrated circuits manufacturing and testing.

Robert JacksonRobert Jackson, professor of mechanical engineering, was named a fellow of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers and joined the organization’s board of directors.


Jasmeet LambaJasmeet Lamba, assistant professor of biosystems engineering, and Puneet Srivastava, the Butler-Cunningham Eminent Scholar in biosystems engineering, were awarded a $415,765 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture for their research on the effect of soil physical and chemical characteristics on nutrient and water dispersible colloidal losses.


 Elizabeth Lipkeselen cremaschiElizabeth Lipke, the Mary and John H. Sanders Associate Professor of chemical engineering, and Selen Cremaschi, the B. Redd Associate Professor of chemical engineering, were awarded a $621,934 grant from the National Science Foundation for their research on cardiac tissue manufacturing.


 Joe MajdalaniJoseph Majdalani, the Francis Chair of aerospace engineering, was awarded a $125,000 grant from SNC for his research on flow evolution and stability of vortex liquid rocket engines. He also received the Abe Zarem educator award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.


Daniela MarghituDaniela Marghitu, Comp 1000 coordinator in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, was named a fellow of the Society for Design and Process Science.


Andrzej NowakAndrzej Nowak, professor and department chair of civil engineering, received an honorary doctorate from the Warsaw University of Technology for his research contributions and social impact within Poland.


Tae-Sik OhTae-Sik Oh, assistant professor of chemical engineering, was awarded a travel grant from Oak Ridge Associated Universities to travel to Clemson University and research a cost effective fabrication method of planar ceramic water filters with Clemson faculty member Jianhua Tong.


Jakita Thomas, Philpott Westpoint Stevens Associate Professor of computer science and software engineering, received a Best Research Paper Award at the 2018 Conference for Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Computing, Engineering and Technology.


David TimmDavid Timm, the Brasfield & Gorrie Professor of civil engineering, was elected to serve as director-at-large of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists.


Yi WangJin WangYi Wang, assistant professor of biosystems engineering, and Jin Wang, the Walt and Virginia Woltosz Professor of chemical engineering, were awarded a $489,911 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture for their research on systematically engineering Clostridium for efficient ester production.


Bogdan WilamowskiBogdan Wilamowski, professor of electrical and computer engineering, was elected to the Polish Academy of Sciences. He also received an honorary diploma from Gdansk University of Technology, and his research was listed among the top accomplishments in Polish science by Jarosław Gowin, minister of Science and Higher Education.


PROMOTIONS

Thomas Burch was named senior lecturer in mechanical engineering.

Allan David was named associate professor with tenure in chemical engineering.

Wei-Shinn (Jeff) Ku was promoted to professor of computer science and software engineering.

Nam Tran was named research professor in civil engineering and assistant director of NCAT.

Huaguo (Hugo) Zhou was promoted to professor of civil engineering.