Zhang appointed to early career and development professorship


Eight faculty members in the College of Engineering at Penn State were recently appointed to early career and development professorships. 

They were selected following a recommendation from the Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering, Amr Elnashai, for their exceptional teaching and research initiatives. "Not only do we recognize the success that the eight Penn State Engineering professors have achieved, but we also invest in their future by providing flexible funds to be used to advance their research, teaching and service career ambitions," said Elnashai.

Anthony Atchley, senior associate dean of engineering, added, "We are fortunate to be able to acknowledge these eight faculty members who have distinguished themselves early in their careers."

He explained that the professorships are made possible through the generosity of benefactors who recognize the need to support and encourage outstanding faculty. "The financial resources provided by these professorships allow faculty to explore new ideas and jumpstart their teaching and research activities, accelerating their impact on our students."

The following faculty members will hold their respective professorships through June 30, 2018:

-Kyle Bishop, assistant professor of chemical engineering, Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Professorship in Engineering;
-Huanyu Cheng, assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics, Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Professorship in Engineering;
-Hosam Fathy, associate professor of mechanical engineering, Bryant Early Career Professorship in the College of Engineering;
-Chris Giebink, assistant professor of electrical engineering, Charles K. Etner Early Career Professorship in the College of Engineering;
-Nicholas Meisel, assistant professor of engineering design, Emmert H. Bashore Faculty Development Professorship;
-Donghyun Rim, assistant professor of architectural engineering, James L. Henderson, Jr. Memorial Professorship in Engineering;
-Tak Sing Wong, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, Wormley Family Early Career Professorship in the College of Engineering; and 
-Nanyin Zhang, associate professor of biomedical engineering, Hartz Family Career Development Professorship in Engineering.


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The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

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