The College of Engineering is pleased to announce that the following faculty members were promoted to new positions within their academic departments in May.
- Dr. Metin Duran was promoted to Full Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Duran is also the leader of the Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology (EMB) Laboratory, where he and his students investigate the application of biological processes for wastewater treatment, bioremediation, solid and hazardous waste management, and water quality control.
- Dr. Sergey Nersesov has advanced to Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering with tenure. Dr. Nersesov’s teaching areas include system dynamics, nonlinear control, and mechanic vibrations, while his research in the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics and Control focuses on nonlinear dynamical systems, hybrid and impulsive systems, thermodynamic modeling of aerospace systems, and biological/physiological systems.
- Dr. Bridget Wadzuk CE ’00 was promoted to Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering with tenure. Dr. Wadzuk’s teaching and research focuses on the area of water resources engineering, specifically in environmental fluid mechanics. She also oversees engineering service-learning projects, having served as a faculty advisor for Engineers without Borders and the spring break trip to Amigos de Jesús in Honduras.
- Dr. Qianhong Wu was promoted to Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering with tenure. Dr. Wu is the director and founder of the Cellular Biomechanics and Sport Science Laboratory, where he and his students apply biomimcry techniques to advance mechanically engineered systems. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, including Heat Transfer and Transport Phenomenon in Biological Systems.
- Dr. Rosalind Wynne has advanced to Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with tenure. Dr. Wynne leads the Laboratory for Lightwave Devices in the College and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on optoelectronics and photonics. She also works with Brooklyn-based Immaculate Heart of Mary School to stimulate interest in STEM subjects younger students through its HE2ARTS program.