Top Educators Recognized

In the School of Engineering Teaching Excellence Appreciation Awards 2014-15, two faculty members received accolades for their contribution to undergraduate education.

The Distinguished Teaching Award was presented to Prof Marshal Liu, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, a versatile teacher who seeks to enable those in his classes to maximize their individual potential. Outside class, Prof Liu strives to build close bonds between students, alumni, and employers through industrial talks, plant visits, and internships.

The Teaching Award went to Prof Francesco Ciucci, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. Prof Ciucci has been keenly involved in student mentorship and education development at the School, initiating a highly popular University Common Core course on energy systems in a sustainable world.

The School views recognition of the work of outstanding educators as an important way to keep advancing students’ learning and encourage faculty to innovate and move forward in their teaching.