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Teaching, research and advising awards announced

Portraits of Hissam, Morris, Bhattacharyya, Nasser, Johnson, Tanner, Brewster and Wuest

Gene Cilento, Glen H. Hiner Dean of the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University, announced the winners of the College's outstanding teaching, research and advising awards for 2018-2019. The awards were handed out at the College's annual Honors Ceremony, which took place on April 5.


Robin Hissam, teaching assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, and Melissa Morris, teaching associate professor in Fundamentals of Engineering, were named the College’s Teachers of the Year. Also recognized for outstanding teaching were Hailin Li and Andrew Nix from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,Jeremy Dawson from the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineeringand Thorsten Wuest from the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering.

Debangsu Bhattacharyya, professor of chemical and biomedical engineering, and Nasser Nasrabadi, professor of computer science and electrical engineering, were named Researchers of the Year/Senior. Xueyan Song from mechanical and aerospace engineering and Xin Li from the Lane Department were also recognized. Derek Johnson, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, was named Researcher of the Year/Junior.

Cindy Tanner, program coordinator in the Lane Department, and Michael Brewster, teaching instructor in Fundamentals of Engineering, were named the College’s Advisors of the Year.



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