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College of Engineering Welcomes Six Talented New Faculty Members

Simos Gerasimidis

Simos Gerasimidis

During the 2015-2016 academic year, the College of Engineering was fortunate to have six talented new faculty members join us from all four departments. Our new academics included John Klier, the head of the Chemical Engineering (ChE) Department, Simos Gerasimidis and Kara Peterman of the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department, Juan Jiménez and Yubing Sun of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE)Department, and Guangu Xu of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department.

Brena Delivers Course at University of Costa Rica

Prof. Sergio Brena

Prof. Sergio Brena recently delivered a short course on “Design of Simple Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girders” at the Laboratory of Materials and Structural Models (Lanamme UCR), a part of the University of Costa Rica (UCR).

Brena was invited by researcher Ing. Rolando Castillo Barahona to discuss the advantages of prestressed beams, which are now used in many parts of the world.

MIE Honors Six Outstanding Faculty, Staff, and Students at End-of-Semester Banquet

MIE award winners Jennifer Greene, A.J. Frere, and Bernd Schliemann

Jennifer Greene, A.J. Frere, Bernd Schliemann

In late April, the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department held its annual banquet to celebrate some of the department’s stars. Dr. Bernd Schliemann, the senior lecturer in the MIE department, was presented with the award for Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Professor, while Associate Professor Jenna Marquard received the award for Outstanding Industrial Engineering Professor.

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