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The University of Kentucky College of Engineering Welcomes over 20 New Faculty Members

September 25, 2019

In September 2018, we announced the largest faculty hiring initiative in the college’s history. One year later, we have welcomed over 20 new faculty members to the college.

The new hires, including 20 tenure-track professors, bring impressive credentials, a passion for teaching and research prowess in autonomy and robotics, engineering for human health, materials and energy, humanitarian engineering, aerospace engineering and more. We are excited to see what they will do. 

Biomedical Engineering

Ramkumar Annamalai
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, 2014

Fanny Chapelin
Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Bioengineering, University of California San Diego, CA, 2019

Chong Huang
Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2011

Mark Suckow
Professor
D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1987

Sheng Tong
Associate Professor
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, 2003

Caigang Zhu
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2014

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Brittany Rassoolkhani (starting January 2020)
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
Ph.D. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of Iowa, 2019

Paul Rottmann
Assistant Professor, Materials Engineering
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, Materials Science & Engineering, 2017

Civil Engineering

Diana Byrne
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Energy-Water-Environment Sustainability, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019

Shakira Hobbs
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Clemson University, 2017

Hala Nassereddine
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin–Madison, May 2019

Computer Science

James Brusuelas
Research Associate Professor
Ph.D. Classics, University of California Irvine, 2008

Stephen Ware
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Computer Science, North Carolina State, 2014

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jihye Bae
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, 2013

Luis Sanchez Giraldo
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, 2012

Peng Wang
Assistant Professor (Joint Appointment in ECE and ME)
Ph.D. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

Biyun Xie
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Colorado State University, 2019

Mechanical Engineering

Scott Berry
Associate Professor
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville, 2008

Xu Jin
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2019

Savio Poovathingal (starting January 2020)
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2016

 

Two additional tenure-track faculty members will be announced shortly.