Drexel Engineering is pleased to announce seven tenure-track promotions, effective September 1, 2022.
Ivan Bartoli, PhD, has been promoted to professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering. His research is in the field of structural engineering and infrastructure, specifically focusing on health monitoring of structures. Bartoli received the 2018 Fellowship Research Award of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing. He also serves as head of the civil engineering program in CAEE.
Richard Chiou, PhD, has been promoted to professor of engineering leadership and society. His research is focused in the areas of smart manufacturing and green energy. He is a 2018 recipient of the David Wells Service Award of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Manufacturing Division.
Simi Hoque, PhD, has been promoted to professor of CAEE. Her research is in understanding the energy and climate implications on more densely populated communities in terms of occupant comfort and wellbeing, as well as sustainability of the built environment. She is a recipient of the Dr. Mark L. Greenberg Distinguished Faculty Award for Community-Based Learning in 2021, for her commitment to improving the public good through community-based learning. Hoque also serves as head of the architectural engineering program and as the Director for Project Eureka!, a four-week summer program to encourage middle and high school girls to enter the STEM fields.
E. Caglan Kumbur, PhD, has been promoted to professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics. His research is in the area of electrochemical energy storage and conversion including fuel cells, redox flow batteries, and electrochemical flow capacitors. He has focused on multiscale transport phenomena, microstructure characterization, and electrochemical design and diagnostics within these systems. He received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER in 2014 and a 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the Greater Philadelphia Region Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (Philadelphia AMP). He is also a 2014 recipient of the College of Engineering Outstanding Early-Career Research Award.
Shannon Capps, PhD,has been granted tenure and the rank of associate professor of CAEE. Her research focuses on outdoor air pollution/quality modeling and correlating its effects on human health. She received an NSF CAREER award in 2020 and a NASA new investigator award in 2018.
Anup Das, PhD, has been granted tenure and the rank of associate professor of electrical and computer engineering. His research is in the field of neuromorphic computing. He received an NSF CAREER in 2020 and is a 2021 recipient of a Department of Energy Early Career Research Program award from the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research.
Amir Yaghoob Farnam, PhD, has been granted tenure and the rank of associate professor of CAEE. His research is in the field of sustainable infrastructure materials. He is a 2021 recipient of the College of Engineering Outstanding Early-Career Research Award.