The College of Engineering has announced four inaugural recipients of the Longsview Fellowships. The program rewards research-active tenure-track or tenured faculty members who demonstrate a commitment to the pillars identified in the Drexel University’s College of Engineering Strategic Plan, and is particularly focused on fostering interdisciplinary collaboration at the intersections of Drexel researchers’ existing expertise.
Funds are used to promote new collaborative research projects that will lead to high quality scholarship, technology commercialization, submissions for extramural support, and awards from NIH, DOD, NSF, and other governmental agencies and foundations. Submissions for awards were reviewed by the college’s research advisory committee.
The inaugural fellows and the associated strategic plan pillars are as follows:
Resource Stewardship and Sustainability
Jin Wen, PhD, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, was awarded for her work with Amanda Lequieu, PhD, associate professor of sociology. The title of their project is “CEREID: Considering Equity in Renewable Energy Infrastructure Design.”
Renewable Energy and Power
Maureen Tang, PhD, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering, was awarded for her work with Edward Kim, PhD, associate professor of computer science, Antonios Kontsos, PhD, associate professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics and Ekaterina Pomerantseva, PhD, associate professor of materials science and engineering. Their project is titled “Thermographic Microscopy of Li-ion Batteries.”
Health, Wellness, and Medicine
Simi Hoque, PhD, associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, was awarded for her work with Leah Schinasi, PhD, assistant professor of environmental and occupational health. Their project is titled “An Integrated Approach to Mitigating Asthma and Energy Burden in Low-Income Households.”
Smart Cities and Integration
Matthew Stamm, PhD, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, was awarded for his work with Edward Kim, PhD, associate professor of computer science. Their project is titled “Understanding and Defending Against Physical Domain Adversarial Attacks on AI Systems.”