ECE represented among 2021 Distinguished Faculty Award winners

Posted: April 28, 2021

Electrical and Computer Engineering was represented among the winners of The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering 2021 Distinguished Faculty Awards.

The college honors excellence in teaching, innovation, and service annually. Faculty, researchers, and partners are recognized for distinguished contributions in several areas.

The David C. McCarthy Engineering Teaching Award goes to Tyler Grassman, an assistant professor of ECE and Materials Science and Engineering. The award recognizes his work in the design and implementation of the innovative undergraduate laboratory, MSE 5532: Harnessing the Power of Materials for Energy.

Assistant Professor Asimina Kiourti won the Buckeye Engineering Women in Executive Leadership (BEWEL) award for her contributions to bio-electromagnetics and outreach efforts toward boosting females’ persistence to pursue careers in engineering. The award was created in 2019 and is presented to a junior or mid-career female faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in research, innovation, and/or scholarship.

The Distinction in Safety Award goes to Gregg Chapman, ECE assistant professor-clinical. The honor highlights his dedicated efforts to ensure the successful continuation of the department's laboratory program, which serves over 1,000 students per semester. Established in 2020, this award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated a longstanding commitment and contribution to safety.

An interdisciplinary team won the Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award for creating a handheld spectroscopic sensor to measure chemical constituents and bulk properties of food and agricultural products allowing for in-the-field measurements. ECE team members include ElectroScience Laboratory Research Scientist Christopher Ball and Vimal Buck, senior researcher at the Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence.

Several ECE faculty were among the winners of the 2021 Lumley Engineering Research Award, for their exceptional activity and success in pursuing new knowledge of a fundamental or applied nature. Winners include Keith Redmill, ECE research associate professor; Julia Zhang, assistant professor; and Hongping Zhao, associate professor.  

Learn more about the college-wide recipients of the 24th annual Distinguished Faculty Awards.