Fall 2014 named faculty positions continue tradition of excellence in engineering

Matthew Panthani was recognized at the Fall Convocation ceremony on August 26, 2014.
Matthew Panthani, Herbert L. Stiles Fellowship in Chemical Engineering, was recognized at the Fall Convocation ceremony on August 26, 2014.

With the 2014-2015 academic year well under way, several newly and reappointed named faculty appointments within Iowa State’s College of Engineering are able to bring creativity and insight to students and research activity thanks to many generous donors. The college believes named positions help retain and recruit great faculty while also inspiring leadership, innovative research and valuable learning opportunities.

The College of Engineering has more than 65 named positions currently filled by outstanding faculty. The list below reflects the faculty positions named this fall.

Bergles Professorship in Thermal Science in the Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ted Heindel (reappointment): professor, mechanical engineering

Black and Veatch Building a World of Difference Faculty Fellowship in Engineering
In-Ho Cho: assistant professor, civil, construction and environmental engineering
Ran Dai: assistant professor, aerospace engineering
Shan Hu: assistant professor, mechanical engineering
Mingyi Hong: assistant professor, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering
Soumik Sarkar: assistant professor, mechanical engineering

David R. Boylan Eminent Faculty Award Endowment
Surya Mallapragada: professor, chemical and biological engineering

Cerwick Faculty Professorship I
Say-Kee Ong: professor, civil, construction and environmental engineering

Cerwick Faculty Professorship II
James Alleman: professor, civil, construction and environmental engineering

Northrop Grumman Professorship in honor of Red W. O’Green
Meng Lu: assistant professor, electrical and computer engineering

Harpole-Pentair Developing Faculty Award
Kathryn Stolee (reappointment): assistant professor, computer science

Manley R. Hoppe Professorship in Chemical Engineering
Jacqueline Shanks (reappointment): professor, chemical and biological engineering

Jerry R. Junkins Chair in Engineering
Degang Chen: professor, electrical and computer engineering

Michael and Denise Mack Fellowship
Kaitlin Bratlie: assistant professor, materials science and engineering

Gerald and Audrey Olson Professorship in Civil Engineering
Christopher Williams: professor, civil, construction and environmental engineering

John Ryder Professorship in Engineering
Gary Mirka (reappointment): associate dean, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering

Richard C. Seagrave Professorship
Wenzhen Li: associate professor, chemical and biological engineering

Philip and Virginia Sproul Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Arun Somani: associate dean, electrical and computer engineering, engineering administration

Herbert L. Stiles Professorship in Chemical Engineering
Yue Wu: associate professor, chemical and biological engineering

Herbert L. Stiles Faculty Fellowship in Chemical Engineering
Matthew Panthani: assistant professor, chemical and biological engineering