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School of Engineering Announces 2008 Faculty Awards

Congratulations to the following 2008 SCU School of Engineering Faculty Award Winners!

Mark AschheimResearcher of the Year Award: Mark Aschheim, Professor of Civil Engineering. Dr. Aschheim became a tenured full professor in 2008 and conducts research in the area of structural engineering. He has more than 120 publications (with approximately 50 journal publications) and is a Fellow of ACI.

Chris KittsAward for Teaching Excellence: Christopher Kitts, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Robotics Systems Laboratory. Dr. Kitts teaches courses and conducts research in the areas of dynamics, controls, robotics, and mechatronic systems. Besides being an outstanding teacher and researcher, he is an outstanding advisor and mentor to many students.

undefinedTerm Lecturer of the Year: Santanu Dutta, Electrical Engineering adjunct faculty member. Dr. Dutta teaches courses in the area of VLSI design and has been with SCU for approximately eight years. Besides excellent teaching and research, he has also helped the electrical engineering department with curriculum development and in professional service.

Nirdosh BhatnagarGerald E. Markle Award: Nirdosh Bhatnagar is the recipient of this award in recognition of excellence in the teaching of engineering and applied mathematics. Dr. Bhatnagar has been part of the adjunct faculty for both applied mathematics and computer engineering since 2002, and has worked in both the computer communications and computer systems industries in Silicon Valley.



The awards will be presented to these outstanding researchers and teachers as part of a special event for students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the School of Engineering:

E-Week Speaker Series
Celebrating National Engineers Week
Featuring an address by Maynard Webb
Chairman and CEO of LiveOps, former COO of eBay
Thursday, February 19, 2009
6:00 p.m. Faculty Awards
6:15 p.m. Keynote Address
7:00 p.m. Happy Hour
Multipurpose Room of Bannan Engineering Laboratories
View flyer (pdf)

Please join us in celebrating Mark, Chris, Santanu, and Nirdosh and thanking them for their years of dedicated service, contributions, and accomplishments on February 19.

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