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Sixteen doctoral candidates receive outstanding teaching awards

Nina Welding • DATE: May 11, 2020

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Sixteen doctoral candidates in the College of Engineering have received the 2020 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award. Presented annually by Notre Dame Learning, the Graduate School, and the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, the award recognizes exceptional teaching in the classroom or in a teaching laboratory.

The Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award recipients from the College of Engineering for 2019-2020 are:

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Bradley Ellis, advised by Sheehan Family Associate Professor Pinar Zorlutuna

Taylor Gambon, advised by Professor James Schmiedeler and Assistant Professor Patrick Wensing

Han Gao, advised by Assistant Professor Jian-Xun Wang

Spencer Golze, advised by Associate Professor Svetlana Neretina

Nick Kempf, advised by Assistant Professor Yanliang Zhang

Carson Running, advised by Assistant Professor Thomas Juliano

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Pedro Amorim Valenca, advised by Associate Professor William Philip and Assistant Professor Jonathan K. Whitmer

Elvis Eugene, advised by Assistant Professor Alexander Dowling

Jessica Muhlenkamp, advised by Associate Professor Jason Hicks

Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
Juan Diego Pozo, advised by Professor Yahya Kurama

David Pirchio, advised by Kevin Walsh, director of Resiliency and Sustainability of Engineering Systems and assistant teaching professor

Kyle Rocha-Brownell, advised by Associate Professor David H. Richter

Computer Science and Engineering
Suraj Mishra, advised by Professor Xiaobo Sharon Hu and Professor Danny Z. Chen

Lanyu Shang, advised by Assistant Professor Dong Wang

John Templeton, advised by Professor Christian Poellabauer

Electrical Engineering
Varun Mannam, advised by Associate Professor Scott Howard

The award consists of a certificate from the Kaneb Center and Graduate School, a letter documenting the award for the graduate student’s file, and an honorarium.


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