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Kate Gleason College of Engineering - Undergraduate Faculty

Doreen Edwards, BS, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Ph.D., Northwestern University—Dean; Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Steven Day, BS, Ph.D., University of Virginia; Diploma, von Karman Institute for Fluid Mechanics (Belgium)—Department Head; Associate Professor

Vinay Abhyankar, BS, University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., Binghamton University—Assistant 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 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)—Assistant Professor

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

Cory Stiehl, BS, University of Rochester; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst—Senior Lecturer

Chemical Engineering

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

Anju Gupta, BS, University of Mumbai (India); MS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., University of Rhode Island—Assistant 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

Poornima Padmanabhan, B.Tech, Indian Institute of Technology (India); Ph.D., Cornell 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

Yasemin Yilmazel, BS, MS, Middle East Technical University (Turkey); Ph.D., Villanova University—Assistant Professor

Computer Engineering

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

Louis Beato, B.Sc., M.Sc., Rochester Institute of Technology—Lecturer

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

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

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

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

Sonia Lopez Alarcon, B.Sc., Ph.D., Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)—Associate Professor

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

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

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

Andreas E. Savakis, B.Sc., 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

Vincent Amuso, BS, Western New England University; MS, Syracuse University; Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute—Senior Lecturer

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

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

Luis Carlos Herrera, BS, University of Tennessee at Martin; MS, Ph.D., The Ohio State University—Assistant Professor

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

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

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

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

Panos P. Markopoulos, BS, MS, Technical University of Crete (Greece); Ph.D., University at Buffalo—Assistant Professor

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

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

Majid Rabbani, BS, Aria-Mehr University of Technology (Iran); MS, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison—Visiting Professor

Sean L. Rommel, BS, Ph.D., University of Delaware—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 and State University—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

Jing Zhang, BS, Huazhong University (China), Ph.D., Lehigh University—Assistant Professor

Industrial and Systems Engineering

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

John Bonzo, BS,ME, Rochester Institute of Technology—Lecturer

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

Patricia A. Cyr, BS, University of Pittsburgh; MS, Rochester Institute of Technology—Lecturer

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

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

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

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

Ehsan Rashedi, BS, MS, Sharif University of Technology (Iran); MS, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University—Assistant Professor

Rachel Silvestrini, BS, Northwestern University; MS, Ph.D., Arizona State University—Kate Gleason Chair; Associate Professor

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

Mechanical Engineering

Risa J. Robinson. BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—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—Professor

Robert Carter, BS, University of Maine; Ph.D., Cornell University—Lecturer

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

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

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

Gerald W. Fly, BS, MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Lecturer

Alfonso Fuentes-Asnar, MS, University of Murcia (Spain); Ph.D., National University of Distance Education (Spain)—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—Senior Lecturer

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

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

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

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

Sarilyn Ivancic, BS, MS, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Lecturer

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—Associate 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—Principal Lecturer

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

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

Rui Liu, BS, Beijing University (China); MS, Northeastern University; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology—Visiting Assistant Professor

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

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

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

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

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 & Lomb Professor of Microsystems Engineering

Parsian Katal Mohseni, BS, Ph.D., McMaster University (Canada)—Assistant Professor

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

Jiandi Wan, BS, Wuhan University (China); 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 to Mr. James E. 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. James E. Gleason served on the RIT Board of Trustees for 65 years (1899 until 1964), including 20 years as its chairman, and was an enthusiastic supporter of the relocation 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 Memorial Professorship in Electrical Engineering

Established: 1993

Donor: Gleason Memorial Fund

Purpose: 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 Professorship

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 the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the first woman bank president in the US.

Held by: Jing Zhang and Rachel Silvestrini

Earl W. Brinkman Professor of Machining and Manufacturing

Established: 1995

Donor: Brinkman Family Charitable Trust and an anonymous foundation

Purpose: To support a professorship in engineering and create a lasting memorial to Earl W. Brinkman, an innovator and 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 Endowed Chair in Microsystems Engineering

Established: 2007

Donor: Bausch and Lomb Foundation

Purpose: To support a professorship in Microsystems Engineering and aid in the development of microsystems technologies for healthcare and biomedical applications to enhance the quality of life for future generations.

Held by: David A. Borkholder

Micron Professorship

Established: 2007

Purpose: As a global leader in the design, development, and fabrication of flash memory devices, Micron Corp. provides annual support for a faculty member, and related research and teaching activities, to enhance the body of knowledge in semiconductor fabrication technologies and manufacturing.

Held by: Karl D. Hirschman