Showing posts from August, 2021

OU Engineering Freshmen Shine at 2021 AT&T Summer Bridge Program

Students (starting second from left) Diego Perez Avendano, Harrison Dean, Brandon Aparicio and Raymond Conner receive the 2021 Summer Bridge Award of Excellence at the closing ceremony. On left, is Chad Davis, ECE instructor, and far right,  Chris Dalton, AME associate professor. This summer, 48 incoming freshmen coming from Oklahoma, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada and Texas graduated from the AT&T Summer Bridge Program in the Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. The four-week on-campus program was designed to prepare students entering an OU engineering program for the academic rigor of engineering coursework. Sponsored by AT&T and Dolese, students worked in teams to design and build miniature robotic vehicles. The students applied various skills and concepts of engineering to their designs. They also practiced effective communication, prioritization and presentation skills alongside teammates. After a month of complicated engineeri

GCoE Welcomes New Faculty

  GCoE has added a total of 18 new faculty to its schools, institutes, labs and centers for the 2021-22 school year.  “The Gallogly College of Engineering has made large strides in recruiting some of the best engineering minds to the University of Oklahoma,” said John Klier, dean of the Gallogly College of Engineering. “This school year marks one of our greatest efforts in that we hired 18 outstanding new faculty to add depth and breadth to research focus areas while at the same time enhancing the student experience.” The following join the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering as assistant professors: Iman Ghamarian, Ph.D., most recently was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan. His expertise is in materials science and engineering with current research linking orientation microscopy to atom probe tomography data. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the Sharif University of Technology in Iran, a master’s degree from the University of North Texas and a doct

Chemical Engineering Professors Elected Fellows in Global Institute

OU engineering professors Brian Grady and Daniel Resasco are recipients of the AIChE Fellowship, the highest grade of membership in the global organization with more than 60,000 members.  “Being named an AIChE Fellow is a great honor and I am pleased to see the contributions of both Dr. Grady and Dr. Resasco recognized,” said John Klier, dean of the Gallogly College of Engineering. “OU is pleased to have the only engineering faculty in Oklahoma receive this coveted fellowship for 2021.” Joining the OU faculty in 1995, Grady has played a key role in understanding how carbon nanotubes affect the properties of polymers. Carbon nanomaterials are used in polymers in automotive and electronic applications. Grady serves as the director of both the School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering and the Institute for Applied Surfactant Research at OU. He also serves on the steering committee at Chulalongkorn University’s College of Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering in Thailand.