Regents Titles Awarded to Cressler, Lieuwen, and Rodgers

August 12, 2021

USG also appoints three BME researchers as McCamish Foundation endowed faculty positions

The University System of Georgia (USG) has honored three scholars in the Georgia Tech College of Engineering. John Cressler and Tim Lieuwen have been named Regents Professors, and Michael Rodgers has been named a Regents Researcher. The appointments are the highest academic and research recognition bestowed by the USG Board of Regents.

John Cressler

John Cressler

Tim Lieuwen

Tim Lieuwen

Michael Rodgers

Michael Rodgers

Cressler, the Schlumberger Chair Professor in Electronics in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is a first-time Regents Professor honoree. His work seeks to better understand, develop, and apply new types of silicon-based technologies and circuits for high-speed electronics in future communication systems. Cressler focuses on next-generation, mixed-signal semiconductor device technologies using atomic-scale bandgap engineering. This includes RF microwave, analog, and digital signals.

Lieuwen, whose Regents Professorship title was renewed, holds the David S. Lewis Jr. Chair in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering. He is also executive director of Georgia Tech’s Strategic Energy Institute, one of 10 interdisciplinary research institutes on campus. Lieuwen’s work focuses on fluid mechanics, combustion, and acoustics. He works closely with industry and government, focusing on fundamental problems that result from the development of clean combustion systems or utilization of alternative fuels.

Rodgers, whose title of Regents Researcher was renewed, is a principal research scientist in transportation systems engineering in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He’s also the deputy director of the Georgia Transportation Institute. Rodgers’ research focuses on modeling and simulating vehicle activity and emissions, including remote sensing of pollution.

The trio is among 12 Georgia Tech faculty to receive this year’s Regents titles.

In addition, the USG approved the appointment of three researchers in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) to endowed faculty positions named for the McCamish Foundation. Garrett Stanley is the McCamish Foundation Distinguished Chair. James Dahlman and Annabelle Singer are both designated with a McCamish Foundation Early Career Professorship.

Garrett Stanley

Garrett Stanley

John Dahlman

Annabelle Singer

The newly established endowments recognize high-performing BME faculty who are working in areas related to Parkinson’s disease or whose research has great potential to impact treatment of the condition. The Foundation funded the establishment of the McCamish Parkinson's Disease Innovation Program at Georgia Tech in 2020.

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