Auburn Engineering professor honored with teaching award from electronics society

Published: Mar 3, 2020 3:48 PM

By Brian Wesley

Sa’d Hamasha, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering, has received the 2019 Michael V. Carano Teacher Excellence Award from IPC, a trade association that connects the electronics industries.

Given once a year to an educator who makes outstanding contributions to electronics educational programs, the award recognizes Hamasha’s educational endeavors to enrich the lives of students.

Hamasha was nominated by his students, and he cites his enjoyment working with them and preparing them for fulfilling careers.

“I'm greatly honored to receive the Michael V. Carano Teacher Excellence Award,” Hamasha said. “It has been fun working with my graduate students, preparing them to be pioneers in the electronics manufacturing industry. With the help of my students, we have published over 70 papers in the electronics manufacturing field. I am so proud of what we have achieved, and this IPC award will keep me motivated in preparing more students for electronics manufacturing careers.”

This prestigious award includes a $1,000 award prize and a one-year membership pass to IPC EDGE, IPC’s online learning platform.

Hamasha has been a member of Auburn’s engineering faculty since 2016, teaching courses in electronics manufacturing, reliability engineering, project management and quality design and control. He serves as a faculty advisor for both the IPC Auburn University Chapter and Alpha Pi Mu Honor Society. Hamasha is also an area research leader in harsh environment electronics systems and lead free soldering at the NSF Center for Advanced Vehicle and Extreme Environment Electronics.

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