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New Faculty Join KU School of Engineering for 2015-2016

Monday, October 5, 2015

The School of Engineering added a eleven new faculty members for the 2015-2016 academic year. More and more students are choosing the KU School of Engineering for the outstanding experience they receive in our classrooms and laboratories. And we’re responding by giving them access to great teachers and great researchers in fields that drive economic growth in Kansas, the Midwest and our nation.The expansion is part of the school’s Building on Excellence Initiative that drives growth in faculty, facilities, discovery and enrollment.

Emily Arnold

Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

earnold@ku.edu 785-864-2467

Professor Arnold’s research interests include airborne remote sensing radar platforms. She came to KU from MITRE corporation where she served as a senior mechanical engineer.

Doctoral granting institution: University of Kansas

William Collins

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering

william.collins@ku.edu 785-864-0672

Professor Collins’ research focuses on the performance of steel buildings and bridges, especially as related to fatigue and fracture.

Doctoral granting institution: Virginia Tech

Thomas DeAgostino

Associate Professor of Practice, Mechanical Engineering

deagostinot@ku.edu 785-864-2254

Professor DeAgostino has 25 years of practical engineering experience at Ford and General Motors.

Master’s granting institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Aveek Dutta

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

aveekd@ku.edu

Professor Dutta focuses his research on wireless systems and networking.

Doctoral granting institution: University of Colorado-Boulder

Esam El-Araby

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

esam@ku.edu 785-864-3171

Professor El-Araby’s areas of interest include computer architecture, hybrid/heterogeneous architectures, hardware acceleration, and reconfigurable computing.

Doctoral granting institution: George Washington University

Matthew Fadden

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering

matt.fadden@ku.edu 785-864-0673

Professor Fadden’s research includes studies in structured steel systems, structural engineering, and construction materials.

Doctoral granting institution: University of Michigan

Elaina Jennings

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering

enjsutley@ku.edu

Professor Jennings’ research focuses on community-level resiliency to natural hazards, employing decision-making frameworks to identify vulnerable populations and develop solution strategies.

Doctoral granting institution: Colorado State University

Laura Li

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

li.xiaoli@ku.edu

Professor Li’s research focuses on reservoir fluids in enhanced oil recovery processes.

Doctoral granting institution: University of Regina

Michael Panethiere

Professor of Practice, Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering

mpanethiere@ku.edu 785-864-2485

Professor Panethiere has areas of expertise in building electrical power systems design, arc-flash modeling and analysis, electrical grounding and bonding, sustainable electrical design, lighting design. He earned his Master’s from

Master’s granting institution: Kansas State University.

Joshua Roundy

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering

jkroundy@ku.edu 785-864-3134

Professor Roundy’s research focuses on understanding and improving the predictability of the global water cycle to ensure the sustainability of water resources.

Doctoral granting institution: Princeton University

Huixuan Wu

Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

h992w353@ku.edu 785-864-2970

Professor Wu’s research interests include experimental fluid dynamics, turbomachinery, and particle dynamics. He served as a research scientist at the Max Plank Institute.

Doctoral granting institution: Johns Hopkins University



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