Faculty, Staff Earn Honors from Various Organizations
Faculty and staff members from various areas of campus have been recognized for their work in recent weeks.
Those honors include:
Assistant professors Chloe Arson (civil and environmental engineering), Phanish Suryanarayana (civil and environmental engineering), and Alejandro Toriello (industrial and systems engineering) earned National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Awards. This is the NSF’s most prestigious award for junior faculty.
Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb, associate professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, was elected as the president-elect of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society.
Tamara Bogdanovic, assistant professor in the School of Physics, has been named a Cottrell Scholar. The award is given annually by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement to early career faculty in astronomy, chemistry, and physics.
John-Paul Clarke and Marilyn J. Smith, professors in the School of Aerospace Engineering, were named 2016 fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Clarke also recently earned the Commander’s Award for Public Service from the Army Science Board.
Faramarz Fekri and Xiaoli Ma, both professors in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, were elected as fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Fekri was elected for contributions to coding theory and its applications, and Ma was elected for contributions to block transmissions over wireless fading channels.
H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering’s Nagi Gebraeel was appointed to a five-year term as Georgia Power Associate Professor, effective Jan. 1.
David Goldberg, assistant professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, was appointed to the A. Russell Chandler III Assistant Professorship, effective Feb. 15.
Juan McGruder, director of development for the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, was elected president of the 2016 board of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Atlanta Chapter.
Glaucino Paulino, professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was elected to the Society of Engineering Science’s board of directors.
Wayne Whiteman, director of the Office of Student Services and senior academic professional in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, earned the Continuing Education Faculty Award from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association for his work teaching online courses through Coursera with Georgia Tech Professional Education.