Students Select Professors of the Year

This year, the Engineering Governing Council (EGC) continued its annual "Student's Professor of the Year" award. Students were asked to nominate a School of Engineering professor in their department who they believe best exemplifies the SoE mission of "Education, Research, and Service" for the current school year. Below are this year's winners along with a quote from one of the nominating students.

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

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Kristen Labazzo, PhD
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Undergraduate Director
 

“She has such a passion for seeing us all succeed and you know you can always go to her for anything. She really cares about us and strives to make us all better.”

 

 

CHEMICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING

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Alex Bertuccio, PhD
Assistant Teaching Professor
 

“I have never met a professor like Dr. B before. He genuinely wants all his students to do well. He sets his students up for success.”

 

 

 

 

CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

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Husam Najm, PhD
Professor and Undergraduate Director

 

“Dr. Najm is the perfect representation of the ideal professor: knowledgeable, caring, and enthusiastic about teaching. He goes above and beyond for students in his classes and in the organizations he’s involved in.”

 

 

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

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Hana Godrich
Associate Teaching Professor
 

“Professor Godrich really cared about us students and taught me so much about electrical engineering. Her teaching style is effective and encourages us to really learn and understand the material. You can see from her attitude towards the class that she was a professor who really enjoyed teaching and wanted do her best to guide us through our learning experience.”

 

INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS AND ENGINEERING

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Elin Wicks, PhD
Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Director
 

“Professor Wicks genuinely cares about her students. She is the only professor I have who consistently has conversations with students during her class and has people turn on their cameras without being required. She makes me enthusiastic about the material and want to do better in her class. Definitely the best professor I've had at college yet.”

 

MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

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E. Koray Akdoğan, PhD
Associate Teaching Professor and Undergraduate Program Director
 

“He is very hard working, intelligent, and inspirational as an educator who wants to teach you as much as possible. His teaching practices allow you to work hard without too much stress.”

 

 

MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

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Annalisa Scacchioli, PhD
Assistant Teaching Professor
 

“Professor Scacchioli is hands-down the most prepared, organized, helpful, and engaging professor I have ever met, which is especially important in these difficult times. Every second I spent in-class, doing homework, or studying were the most productive and comprehensible seconds of my entire educational career. It is all because of the immense effort and dedication she puts into her course material and her relationship with her students.”

 

PACKAGING ENGINEERING

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Tian Jin, PhD
Research Associate
 

“Professor Jin has worked so hard to give us the lab experience while being remote. He has been super understanding how the difficulties us students are facing in this pandemic. In his classes I always feel like my experiences and opinions are valued.”