Recipients Named for 2016 Lockheed Dean's Excellence Awards
College of Engineering assistant professors Anna Erickson, Jonathan Rogers and Omer Inan have earned the 2016 Lockheed Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award. Erickson and Rogers are assistant professors in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering; Inan is an assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
The Lockheed Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes outstanding educators within the untenured junior faculty from the Schools of Aerospace Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering (as well as the College of Computing). Award recipients are selected for extraordinary effectiveness in classroom teaching, educational innovations, inspiration spread to students, and impact on their students’ postgraduate successes.
Anna Erickson joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 2012, after completing her M.S and Ph.D. in nuclear science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Erickson’s research focuses on nuclear reactor design and national security, connected by the current need for proliferation-resistant nuclear power.
Jonathan Rogers also joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 2012, after completing both his M.S and Ph.D in aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech. Focusing on developing and improving actively controlled autonomous vehicles, Rogers’ most recent research emphasizes the morphing of vehicle concepts that can exhibit hybrid locomotion or traverse through varying types of media.
Omer Inan, meanwhile, joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 2013. Inan received his M.S and Ph.D in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He is interested in designing clinically relevant medical devices and systems, and translating them from the lab to patient-care applications. One focus of his research is in developing new technologies for monitoring chronic diseases at home.
Along with the title, Lockheed Martin also includes a $2,000 grant for each recipient.