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Academician Accolades

The School of Engineering honors top faculty on an annual basis with awards for both teaching and research. Congratulations to the 2020-2021 academic year award winners: Michael Taylor, Bill Lu, Lanny Vincent, and Sergio Zarantonello!

The School of Engineering honors top faculty on an annual basis with awards for both teaching and research. Congratulations to the 2020-2021 academic year award winners!

 

Michael Taylor

Award for Teaching Excellence
Michael Taylor
Mechanical Engineering

During a year of remote teaching brought on by a global pandemic, undergraduate and graduate students praised Michael Taylor for his adaptability, helpfulness, patience, and optimism. Dedicated to excellence in his department, he also led the development of a new graduate concentration, “Theoretical and Computational Mechanics.”

 

Bill Lu

Researcher of the Year
Biao "Bill" Lu
Bioengineering

An M.D. and a Ph.D., Dr. Lu has extensive expertise in multiple disciplines spanningmolecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, genetics, and medicine. His research program, impactful and well-aligned with Santa Clara’s mission, focuses on engineering nano-carriers for drug delivery and therapy to treat cancers, hereditary diseases, and viral infections.

 

Lanny Vincent

Adjunct Lecturer of the Year
Lanny Vincent
General Engineering

With 40 years of industry experience in technology management and innovation consulting and a Master’s Degree of Divinity, Lanny Vincent brings a wealth of experience to the classroom. He also contributes greatly to the School through compelling research, investigating the intersection of Jesuit principles with innovation and entrepreneurship.

 

Sergio Zarantonello

Gerald E. Markle Award
Sergio Zarantonello
Applied Mathematics

Sergio Zarantonello’s career spans over forty years in academia and industry. Having published over thirty peer-reviewed articles in pure, applied, and computational mathematics and serving as Principal Investigator on research projects funded by the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation, he is also dedicated to Jesuit education.

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