From left, Lila Kolker, Peer-to-Peer Award recipient; Jeanie Werner, Extra Mile Award recipient; and Jeff Heniff, Rookie of the Year.
The College of Engineering and Computing presented its fall 2022 awards during a ceremony at the Havener Center on Dec. 8. In addition, Dr. David Borrok, interim CEC dean, recognized new faculty and staff members. Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, the college’s associate dean for research, recognized Dean’s Educator and Dean’s Scholar awardees.
The Dean’s Educator award highlights teaching excellence. It went to Dr. Warner Meeks, associate teaching professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.
Dr. Daoru (Frank) Han, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.
Dr. Chulsoon Hwang, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.
Dr. Haiming Wen, assistant professor of materials science and engineering.
Staff awards recognize exceptional performance among departmental staff.
The winners are:
Extra Mile Award: Jeannie Werner, student support specialist for civil, architectural and environmental engineering.
Loyalty Award: Mitch Cottrell, engineer in mechanical and aerospace engineering.
Peer-to-Peer Award: Lila Kolker, finance and accounting specialist for chemical and biochemical engineering, and mechanical and aerospace engineering.
Rookie of the Year: Jeff Heniff, research engineering technician for civil, architectural and environmental engineering.
Student Service Award: Erica Long, academic advising manager for the college.
Team Impact Award: Teneke Hill, administrative assistant for materials science and engineering.
Dr. Medhi Ferdowsi recognized researchers who have received patents in the past year. They are:
Dr. Baojun Bai received three patents. Bai is a professor of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering, and the Lester R. Birbeck Chair in Petroleum Engineering.
Dr. Rui Bo, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Dr. Jie Huang, the Roy A. Wilkens Telecommunications Associate Professor of electrical and computer engineering, jointly received a patent.
Dr. Fateme Rezaei, the Linda and Bipin Doshi Associate Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, received two patents.