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Kate Gleason College of Engineering - Undergraduate Faculty

Harvey J. Palmer, BS, University of Rochester; Ph.D., PE, University of Washington—Dean; Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Daniel B. Phillips, BS, State University of New York at Buffalo; MS, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Department Head; Associate Professor

Iris Asllani, B.Sc., University of Tirana (Albania); M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Washington—Assistant Professor

Jennifer Bailey, BS, Ph.D., Purdue University—Lecturer

Thomas R. Gaborski, BS, Cornell University; MS, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Assistant Professor

Behnaz Ghoraani, B.Sc., Sharif University of Technology (Iran); M.Sc., Amirkabir University of Technology (Iran); Ph.D., Ryerson University (Canada)—Assistant Professor

Blanca Lapizco-Encinas, BS, MS, Instituto Tecnologico de Sonora (Mexico); Ph.D., University of Cincinnati—Associate Professor

Cristian Linte, BS, University of Windsor (Canada); MS, Ph.D., University of Western Ontario (Canada)

Chemical Engineering

Steven J. Weinstein, BS, University of Rochester; MS, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania—Department Head; Professor

Karuna Koppula, B.Tech., Andhra University (India); MS, University of New Hampshire; Ph.D., Michigan State University—Lecturer

Brian J. Landi, BS, MS, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology—Associate Professor

Harvey J. Palmer, BS, University of Rochester; Ph.D., University of Washington, PE—Dean; Professor

Christiaan Richter, BA, BSc, University of Pretoria; MS, University of Nebraska at Lincoln; Ph.D., Northeastern University—Assistant Professor

Reginald Rogers, BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, Northeastern University; Ph.D., University of Michigan—Assistant Professor

Kenneth J. Ruschak, BS, Carnegie Mellon University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota—Research Professor

Patricia Taboada-Serrano, BS, Mayor de San Andres University (Bolivia); MS, Simon Bolivar University (Venezuela); Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology—Assistant Professor

Computer Engineering

Shanchieh J. Yang, BS, National Chiao-Tung University (Taiwan); MS, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin—Department Head; Associate Professor

Adriana Becker-Gomez, BS, Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico); MS, Texas A&M University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas—Lecturer

Reza Azarderakhsh, M.Sc, Sharif University of Technology (Iran); Ph.D., The University of Western Ontario (Canada)—Assistant Professor

Juan C. Cockburn, BS, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria (Peru); MS, Ph.D., University of Minnesota—Associate Professor

Amlan Ganguly, B. Tech, Indian Institute of Technology (India); MS, Ph.D., Washington State University—Assistant Professor

Kenneth W. Hsu, BS, National Taiwan Normal University (Taiwan); MS, Ph.D., Marquette University; PE—Professor

Dhireesha Kudithipudi, BS, Nagarjuna University (India); MS, Wright State University; Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio—Assistant Professor

Andrés Kwasinski, M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Maryland at College Park—Associate Professor

Sonia Lopez Alarcon, BS, Ph.D., Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)—Assistant Professor

Marcin Lukowiak, M.Sc., Ph.D., Poznan University of Technology (Poland)—Assistant Professor

Roy W. Melton, B.Sc, M.Sc., Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology—Senior Lecturer

Raymond Ptucha, MS, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology—Assistant Professor

Andreas E. Savakis, BS, MS, Old Dominion University; Ph.D., North Carolina State University—Professor

Muhammad E. Shaaban, BS, MS, University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia); Ph.D., University of Southern California—Associate Professor

Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering

Sohail A. Dianat, BS, Aria-Mehr University of Technology (Iran); MS, Ph.D., George Washington University—Department Head; Professor

Mustafa A. G. Abushagur, BS, Tripoli University (Libya); MS, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology—Professor

David A. Borkholder, BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MS, Ph.D., Stanford University—Associate Professor

Robert J. Bowman, BS, Pennsylvania State University; MS, San Jose State University; Ph.D. (Bioengineering), Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering), University of Utah—Professor

Edward E. Brown, Jr., BS, University of Pennsylvania; MS, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University—Associate Professor

William W. Destler, BS, Stevens Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Cornell University—President, RIT; Professor

Dale E. Ewbank, BS, MS, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology— Senior Lecturer

Lynn F. Fuller, BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—Professor

Karl D. Hirschman, BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Micron Technology Professor; Associate Professor

Christopher R. Hoople, BS, Union College; Ph.D., Cornell University—Senior Lecturer

Mark A. Hopkins, BS, Southern Illinois University; MS, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University—Professor

Michael A. Jackson, BS, MS, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—Associate Professor

Santosh K. Kurinec, BS, MS, Ph.D., University of Delhi (India)—Professor

Zhaolin Lu, B.A., Chongqing University (China), MS, Michigan Technological University, Ph.D., University of Delaware—Associate Professor

Sergey E. Lyshevski, MS, Ph.D., Kiev Polytechnic Institute (Ukraine)—Professor

Athimoottil V. Mathew, BEE, Jadavpur University (India); M.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Queens University (Canada)—Professor

James E. Moon, BS, Carnegie Mellon University; MBA, University of Rochester; MS, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley—Associate Professor

Sildomar Monteiro, BS, University of Amazonas (Brazil); MS, Aeronautics Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Tokyo Instititute of Technology (Japan) - Assistant Professor

Mehran Mozaffari-Kermani, BS, Tehran University (Iran); MS, Western University; Ph.D., Western University—Assistant Professor

P. R. Mukund, BS, MS, Ph.D., University of Tennessee—Professor

Dorin Patru, BS, MS, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania); Ph.D., Washington State University—Associate Professor

Robert E. Pearson, BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—Director, Microelectronic Engineering Program; Associate Professor

Daniel B. Phillips, BS, State University of New York at Buffalo; MS, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Associate Professor

Stefan Preble, BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Cornell University—Associate Professor

Ivan Puchades, BS, MS, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology—Research Assistant Professor

Sean L. Rommel, BS, Ph.D., University of Delaware—Associate Professor

Eli Saber, BS, State University of New York at Buffalo; MS, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Professor

Ferat E. Sahin, BS, Istanbul Technical University (Turkey); MS, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute— Professor

George B. Slack, BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MS, University of Rochester—Lecturer

Gill R. Tsouri, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., Ben-Gurion University (Israel)—Associate Professor

Jayanti Venkataraman, BS, MS, Bangalore University (India); Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science (India)—Professor

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Scott E. Grasman, BS, MS, Ph.D., University of Michigan—Department Head; Professor

Ronald L. Aman, BS, MS, Ph.D., North Carolina State University—Assistant Professor

Robin R. Borkholder, BS, MS, State University of New York at Buffalo—Lecturer

Denis R. Cormier, BS, University of Pennsylvania; MS, State University of New York at Buffalo; Ph.D., North Carolina State University—Earl W. Brinkman Professor

Marcos Esterman, BS, MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Stanford University—Associate Professor

John T. Kaemmerlen, BS, ME, Rochester Institute of Technology—Lecturer

Michael E. Kuhl, BS, Bradley University; MS, Ph.D., North Carolina State University—Professor

Katie McConky,  BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—Assistant Professor

Matthew M. Marshall, BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MS, Ph.D., University of Michigan—Associate Professor

Nabil Z. Nasr, BS, Helwan University (Egypt); MS, Rutgers University; M.Eng., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Rutgers University—Assistant Provost and Director, Golisano Institute for Sustainability and CIMS; Professor

Rubén A. Proaño, BS, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador); MS, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—Assistant Professor

Rachel Silvestrini, BS, Northern Univerisity; MS, Ph.D., Arizona State University—Associate Professor

Brian K. Thorn, BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MS, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology—Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Edward C. Hensel, BS, Clarkson University; Ph.D., New Mexico State University; PE—Department Head; Professor

Margaret B. Bailey, BS, Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder; PE—Professor

Stephen Boedo, BA, State University of New York at Buffalo; MS, Ph.D., Cornell University—Associate Professor

Agamemnon L. Crassidis, BS, MS, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—Graduate Director, Associate Professor

Steven Day, BS, Ph.D., University of Virginia—Associate Professor

Elizabeth A. DeBartolo, BS, Duke University; MS, Ph.D., Purdue University—Associate Professor

Hany A. Ghoneim, BS, MS, Cairo University (Egypt); Ph.D., Rutgers University—Professor

Amitabha Ghosh, B.Tech., M.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology (India); Ph.D., Mississippi State University—Professor

Mario W. Gomes, BsE, Cornell University; MS, Georgia Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Cornell University—Assistant Professor

Surendra K. Gupta, B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology (India); MS, University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Professor

Patricia Iglesias Victoria, BS, Ph.D., Polytechnic University of Cartagena (Spain)—Assistant Professor

William A. Humphrey, BS, MS, Case Western Reserve University—Lecturer

Satish G. Kandlikar, BE, Marathwada University (India); M.Tech., Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology (India)—James E. Gleason Professor

Mark H. Kempski, BS, Purdue University; MS, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—Professor

Jason R. Kolodziej, BS, MS, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—Assistant Professor

Margaretha J. Lam, BS, MS, State University of New York at Buffalo; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University—Senior Lecturer

Kathleen Lamkin-Kennard, BS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; MS, Ph.D., Drexel University—Associate Professor

Timothy P. Landschoot, BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MBA, University of Rochester—Senior Lecturer

Kate Leipold, BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology—Senior Lecturer

Alexander Liberson, BS, MS, Ph.D., State University of Aerospace Technology (Moscow)—Lecturer

Alan H. Nye, BS, MS, Clarkson College; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Associate Department Head for Outreach; Professor

Ali Ogut, B.Ch.E., Hacettepe University (Turkey); MS, Ph.D., University of Maryland—Professor

Risa J. Robinson, BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Education; Professor

Michael Schertzer, BS, MS, McMaster University (Canada); Ph.D., University of Toronto (Canada)—Assistant Professor

Michael Schrlau, BS, University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania—Assistant Professor

Frank Sciremammano Jr., BS, MS, Ph.D, University of Rochester; PE—Professor

Robert J. Stevens, BS, Swarthmore College; MS, North Carolina State University; Ph.D., University of Virginia—Associate Professor

Benjamin Varela, BS, Institute of Technology of Juarez (Mexico); MS, Ph.D., New Mexico State University—Associate Professor

Panchapakesan Venkataraman, B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology (India); MS, Ph.D., Rice University—Associate Professor

Wayne W. Walter, BE, State University of New York Maritime College; MS, Clarkson College; Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; PE—Professor

John D. Wellin, BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MS, University of Rochester—Senior Lecturer

The John D. Hromi Center for Quality and Applied Statistics

Donald D. Baker, BA, Trinity College; M.Ed., MBA, Ed.D., University of Rochester—Director; Professor; Quality Management and Problem Solving, Lean Six Sigma

Peter Bajorski, MS, University of Wroclaw (Poland); Ph.D., Technical University of Wroclaw (Poland)—Graduate Chair; Professor, Regression Models, Multivariate Analysis, Nonparametrics, Imaging Science Applications

Ernest Fokoué, Maitrise B.Sc., University of Yaoundé (Cameroon); M.Sc., Aston University (United Kingdom); Ph.D., University of Glasgow (United Kingdom)—Associate Professor, Statistical Machine Learning and Data Mining

Steven M. LaLonde, BA, State University College at Potsdam; MBA, University of Rochester; MA, Ph.D., Syracuse University—Associate Professor, Multivariate Analysis, Survey Design and Analysis, Statistical Computing, Educational and Psychological Measurement

Daniel R. Lawrence, BA, BS, University of Akron; MA, Ball State University; MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Toronto (Canada)—Professor, Multivariate Analysis (categorical data), Qualitative Measurement, Psychometrics, Survey Design and Analysis

Robert J. Parody, BS, Clarkson University; MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of South Carolina—Associate Professor, Experimental Design, Response Surface Methods, Quality Control and Improvement

Joseph G. Voelkel, BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; MS, Northwestern University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison-Professor; Experimental Design, Process Modeling and Improvement, Multivariate Analysis, Reliability, Nonparametrics

Microsystems Engineering

Bruce W. Smith, BS, MS, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology—Director; Intel Professor of Research and Technology; Professor

David Borkholder, BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MS, Ph.D, Stanford University—Bausch and Lomb Associate Professor of Microsystems Engineering

Zhaolin Lu, BS, Changqing University (China); MS, Michigan Technological University; Ph.D., University of Delaware—Associate Professor

Stefan F. Preble, BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Cornell University—Associate Professor

Jiandi Wan, BS, Wuhan University; Ph.D., Boston University—Assistant Professor

Distinguished Professorships

James E. Gleason Professorship in Mechanical Engineering

Established: 1967

Donor: Estate of James E. Gleason

Purpose: To provide a permanent memorial for Mr. Gleason, who was president of Gleason Works from 1922-1947 and was awarded 36 patents for his many inventions in bevel gear design and manufacturing. Mr. Gleason served on the RIT Board of Trustees for 65 years (1899 until 1964), including 20 years as chairman, and was an enthusiastic supporter of the mover of RIT to the Henrietta campus.  The professorship is targeted to strengthen RIT in the field in which he received his education.

Held by: Satish G. Kandlikar

Gleason Professor in Electrical Engineering

Established: 1993

Donor: Gleason Memorial Fund

Purpose/History: To provide support for a faculty member who will provide leadership in research and development in electrical engineering.

Held by: Eli S. Saber

Kate Gleason Endowed Chair

Established: 1999

Donor: Gleason Foundation

Purpose: To build upon the tradition of Kate Gleason as a role model for women in engineering by supporting the College's continuing commitment to diversity, its strategic goals and overall mission. Among her many notable achievements, Kate Gleason was the first woman admitted to study engineering at Cornell University, the first woman elected to full membership in ASME, the first woman bank president in the US.

Held by: Open

Earl W. Brinkman Professor of Machining and Manufacturing

Established: 1995

Donor: Brinkman Family Charitable Trust and an anonymous foundation

Purpose: To support an endowed professorship in engineering and create a lasting memorial to Earl W. Brinkman, an innovative leader in the screw machine industry. Mr. Brinkman started in the industry at the age of 17, worked his way up the ranks to become Chief Engineer of the Davenport Machine Company in Rochester, N.Y., in 1937, and became president of the company from 1996 until his retirement in 1979, after devoting 53 years to the company.

Held by: Denis R. Cormier

Bausch and Lomb Professorship

Established: 2007

Donor: Bausch and Lomb Foundation

Purpose: To support an endowed professorship in Microsystems Engineering. This may include, but is not limited to, aiding in the development of microsystems technologies for biomedical applications to enhance the quality of life for future generations.

Held by: David A. Borkholder

Kate Gleason Chair

Established: 2014

Donor: Gleason Foundation

Purpose: To build upon the tradition of Kate Gleason as a role model for women in engineering, by supporting the college’s comtinuing commitment to diversity, its strategic goal, and overall mission. Among her many notable achievements, Kate Gleason was the first woman to be admitted to study engineering at Cornell University, the first woman elected to full membership in thr ASME, and the first woman bank president in the U.S.

Held by: Rachel Silvestrini