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College of Engineering


2016 New Faculty

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University is pleased to announce the college’s newest faculty and leadership. The addition of these talented individuals represents the most significant investment that we have ever made in our most important attribute — our people. These faculty and administrators began their appointments within the past year or will be joining our college in spring 2017. They have outstanding research and education credentials, and their expertise will further enhance our impact as we strive to become one of the nation’s premier engineering institutions.

These individuals are undertaking scholarly work in areas of strategic national and international importance that will significantly bolster our college’s research in fields such as energy and the environment, biomedical and pharmaceutical engineering, cybersecurity and information technology, infrastructure and transportation, advanced manufacturing, and engineered materials and nanotechnology. The influx of new faculty will also help us improve our student-faculty ratio and create a more student-centered experience as we aim to educate engineers capable of addressing the world’s greatest challenges.

We are confident our new faculty members and administrators will elevate our academic and research activities to an entirely new level of prominence in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Please join us in welcoming our new colleagues to Auburn University.

- Christopher Roberts, dean of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

New Leadership

Maria Auad
Maria Auad

Professor
Director, Center for Polymer and Advanced Composites

Chemical Engineering

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Cordelia Brown
Cordelia Brown

Senior Lecturer
Director of Academic Excellence Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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John Evans
John Evans

Charles D. Miller Endowed Chair Professor
Department Chair

Industrial and Systems Engineering

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Michael Hamilton
Michael Hamilton

Associate Professor
Director, Alabama Micro/Nano Science and Technology Center

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Gregory Harris
Gregory Harris

Associate Professor
Director, Southern Alliance for Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing

Industrial and Systems Engineering

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Zhihua Jiang
Zhihua Jiang

Auburn Pulp and Paper Foundation Assistant Professor
Director, Alabama Center for Paper and Bioresource Engineering

Chemical Engineering

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Shiwen Mao
Shiwen Mao

Ginn Professor
Director, Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Hari Narayanan
Hari Narayanan

John H. and Gail Watson Professor and Chair

Computer Science and Software Engineering

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Ruel Overfelt
Ruel Overfelt

William and Elizabeth Reed Professor
Director, Center for Industrialized Additive Manufacturing

Mechanical Engineering

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Anthony Skjellum
Anthony Skjellum

Affiliate Professor
SimCenter Director and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Computer Science and Software Engineering

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Steven Taylor
Steven Taylor

Professor
Associate Dean for Research

Biosystems Engineering

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Brian Thurow
Brian Thurow

W. Allen and Martha Reed Professor

Aerospace Engineering

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New Faculty

Ali Abdel-Hadi
Ali Abdel-Hadi

Lecturer

Mechanical Engineering

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Anahita Ayasoufi
Anahita Ayasoufi

Lecturer

Mechanical Engineering

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Bryan Beckingham
Bryan Beckingham

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering

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Lauren Beckingham
Lauren Beckingham

Assistant Professor (Environmental)

Civil Engineering

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Majid Beidaghi
Majid Beidaghi

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

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Carlos Carrero
Carlos Carrero

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering

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Asha-Dee Celestine
Asha-Dee Celestine

Assistant Professor

Aerospace Engineering

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Pengyu Chen
Pengyu Chen

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

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Lorenzo Cremaschi
Lorenzo Cremaschi

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering

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Selen Cremaschi
Selen Cremaschi

B. Redd Associate Professor

Chemical Engineering

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Edward Davis
Edward Davis

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

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Jeremiah Davis
Jeremiah Davis

Associate Professor
Associate Director, National Poultry Technology Center

Biosystems Engineering

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Ujjwal Guin
Ujjwal Guin

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Sa'd  Hamasha
Sa'd Hamasha

Assistant Professor

Industrial and Systems Engineering

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Joel Hayworth
Joel Hayworth

Associate Professor (Environmental)

Civil Engineering

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Peter He
Peter He

Associate Professor

Chemical Engineering

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Brendan Higgins
Brendan Higgins

Assistant Professor

Biosystems Engineering

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William Horne
William Horne

Lecturer

Chemical Engineering

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Jasmeet Lamba
Jasmeet Lamba

Assistant Professor

Biosystems Engineering

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Fabricio Leiva
Fabricio Leiva

Assistant Research Professor

National Center for Asphalt Technology

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Bo Liu
Bo Liu

Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering

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Jack Montgomery
Jack Montgomery

Assistant Professor (Geotechnical)

Civil Engineering

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Dudley  Nichols
Dudley Nichols

Assistant Professor

Aerospace Engineering

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Frances O'Donnell
Frances O'Donnell

Assistant Professor (Hydraulics/Hydrology)

Civil Engineering

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Tae-Sik Oh
Tae-Sik Oh

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering

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Robert Pantazes
Robert Pantazes

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering

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Edmon Perkins
Edmon Perkins

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

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Joseph Ragan
Joseph Ragan

Lecturer

Mechanical Engineering

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Jeffrey Rice
Jeffrey Rice

Lecturer

Chemical Engineering

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Jordan Roberts
Jordan Roberts

Lecturer

Mechanical Engineering

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Jorge Rueda-Benavides
Jorge Rueda-Benavides

Assistant Professor (Construction)

Civil Engineering

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Rodrigo Sardinas
Rodrigo Sardinas

Lecturer

Computer Science and Software Engineering

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David Scarborough
David Scarborough

Assistant Professor

Aerospace Engineering

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Mark Schall
Mark Schall

Assistant Professor

Industrial and Systems Engineering

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Nima Shamsaei
Nima Shamsaei

Associate Professor
Director, National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence

Mechanical Engineering

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Tao Shu
Tao Shu

Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering

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Daniel Silva
Daniel Silva

Assistant Professor

Industrial and Systems Engineering

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Anthony Skjellum
Anthony Skjellum

Affiliate Professor
SimCenter Director and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Computer Science and Software Engineering

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Jakita Thomas
Jakita Thomas

Philpott-WestPoint Stevens Associate Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering

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Scott Thompson
Scott Thompson

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering

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Adriana Vargas
Adriana Vargas

Assistant Research Professor

National Center for Asphalt Technology

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Aleksandr Vinel
Aleksandr Vinel

Assistant Professor

Industrial and Systems Engineering

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Yi Wang
Yi Wang

Assistant Professor

Biosystems Engineering

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Richard Williams
Richard Williams

Lecturer
Director, Nuclear Power Generation Systems program

Mechanical Engineering

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Michael Zabala
Michael Zabala

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

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