Engineers with a Vision By Karen Updyke, School of Engineering
The School of Engineering Vision Awards celebrate faculty and staff who make significant contributions to advance our values of community, innovation, excellence, and engagement and service. According to Associate Dean Margie Pinnell, “We have a good problem in that we have so many faculty and staff that do this that selecting the Vision award winners is a very difficult task! The Vision awards were created as a direct result of our strategic planning process and recognize and celebrate our faculty and staff who are making significant contributions to supporting and advancing our school’s values.”
The 2017 Vision Awards were presented at our annual fall faculty and staff meeting. The four recipients from the University of Dayton School of Engineering were: Laura Bistrek, Vision Award for Community; Jun-Ki Choi, Vision Award for Innovation; Vijayan Asari, Vision Award for Excellence; and Amy Ciric, Vision Award for Engagement and Service. Read more about the Vision Award winners here.
Kelly Kissock Named Visiting
Professor in China By Adrienne Zandvoort, communications intern
Kelly Kissock, chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been appointed as a visiting professor at Dalian University of Technology in Dalian, China for a three year term. Kissock also serves as the director of The Renewable and Clean Energy graduate program at the University of Dayton.
Kissock gave a series of five lectures at Dalian University of Technology this past summer. He participated in the University’s 2017 Academic Week on Intelligentizing (sic) Building Energy Systems (iBES). Throughout the week of July 24 - 27, Kissock’s talks emphasized energy efficiency in industrial buildings. He hopes to sign a memorandum of understanding on future collaborations including exchange programs for graduate students and the formation of a joint U.S. - China data center.
Civil Engineers have New Equipment to Practice Intersection Design and Safety
By Kelly Mofield, director of communications
If you think that traffic lights are just hanging boxes with three colored lights, you’d be surprised at today’s high tech traffic control systems. University of Dayton civil engineering students will now learn about intersection design and safety with state-of-the-art equipment generously donated by Path Master, a Twinsburg, Ohio-based traffic management equipment supplier. Read more about intersection safety at our Dayton Engineer blog.
Local High Tech Job Possibilities By Shawn Robinson, associate director of news and communications
A soon-to-be-patented postage-stamp-sized ceramic module developed in part by a pair of University of Dayton electrical engineering researchers is the catalyst for a startup company and high-tech manufacturing jobs in the region. Working with Spectral Energies LLC on a $150,000 U.S. Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase-1 grant, the duo — Guru Subramanyam, professor and chair of the electrical and computer engineering department, and Vamsy Chodavarapu, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering — established Prixarc LLC to market the more affordable and reliable system for aerospace engine control and diagnostics. Read the full story on this new venture here.
Two Engineers Receive UD Alumni Awards
Two engineering alumni, including an engineering legend, received Alumni Awards at a ceremony held September 9. The School of Engineering is proud to recognize Joseph Desch '29 and John Beran '74 and '79 as 2017 recipients. Desch, who is widely credited as developing the first modern computer, posthumously received the Distinguished Alumni Award, while Beran received the Special Service Award for Volunteer Service to the University. He is a current member of the Engineering Advisory Council.
SoE Baby News
Congratulations to Megan and Tim Reissman, both assistant professors of mechanical engineering, on the birth of their son, Landon, born on June 3.