Two School of Engineering Professors Named Chancellor’s Scholars

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Rutgers University named two School of Engineering associate professors Chancellor’s Scholars in recognition of their outstanding achievements both in the classroom and laboratory.

Mechanical and aerospace engineering professor, Jingang Yi, and chemical and biochemical engineering professor, Rohit Ramachandran, will hold the Chancellor’s Scholar title for up to five years, receiving additional funds for innovative research endeavors.

“We are so thrilled that Professors Yi and Ramachandran are being recognized for their exceptional contributions to the university,” said School of Engineering dean Thomas Farris. “I have no doubt that they will continue to serve as leading researchers and role models within the Rutgers engineering community and beyond.”

Director of the Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (RAM) Lab, Yi’s interests include autonomous robotic systems, mechatronics, and dynamic systems and control. His research projects range from tire-road interaction to bio-robotic infrastructure for oceanic microbial ecology.

Ramachandran runs the Particulate Systems Lab at Rutgers University, conducting research revolving around nonlinear distributed and lumped processes. Uniting tools from physics, chemistry, and biology with mathematical modeling and systems engineering, the lab’s model frameworks have applications from the pharmaceutical to energy industries.

The Chancellor’s Scholar initiative was created through the New Brunswick Strategic Plan to recognize exceptional Rutgers University–New Brunswick scholars at the associate professor level. Professors are nominated by their deans, with finalists selected by the Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s Chancellor’s Office.