College of Engineering | New Faculty

new faculty & academic leadership

As the MSU College of Engineering continues its largest expansion in a generation, we have added 26 new tenure-system faculty members for the 2017-18 academic year.

Below are their bios and short summaries of the impact they expect to make as part of the Michigan State University College of Engineering faculty.


NEW ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP


Department Chairs & Program Directors


Abdol-Hossein Esfahanian was appointed interim chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in September.

Donald Morelli was appointed chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science on June 1, 2017, having served as interim chair since August 2015.

Darrell W. Donahue, chair of the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, was named director of the MSU Institute of Water Research in February.

New Named Professorships


Christopher Contag was named the James and Kathleen Cornelius Chair in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

John Dorgan was named the David L. and Denise Lamp Endowed Chair Professor

Edward J. Rothwell was named the Dennis P. Nyquist Professor of Electromagnetics in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

S. Patrick Walton was named C. Robert and Kathryn M. Weir Endowed Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Timothy A. Whitehead was named a Johansen Crosby Endowed Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

University Distinguished Professors


Venkatesh Kodur, chair and professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was elevated to the rank of University Distinguished Professor in June.

Shanker Balasubramaniam, associate chair of the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering and a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; was elevated to the rank of University Distinguished Professor in June.


2017-18 NEW FACULTY


BIOSYSTEMS & AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

Ehsan Ghane Assistant Professor



Ilce Gabriela Medina-Meza Assistant Professor



BIOSYSTEMS & AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING and CHEMICAL ENGINEERING & MATERIALS SCIENCE

Christopher Saffron Associate Professor, Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering; Chemical Engineering & Materials Science



BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Sudin Bhattacharya Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Pharmacology & Toxicology; Center for Research on Ingredient Safety; and IQ - Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering



Masako Harada Assistant Professor



Zhen Qiu Assistant Professor



Assaf Gilad Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Radiology



Galit Pelled Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Radiology



Kurt R. Zinn Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Radiology



CHEMICAL ENGINEERING & MATERIALS SCIENCE

Xanthippi Chatzistavrou Assistant Professor



Shiwang Cheng Assistant Professor (Global Impact Initiative Faculty)



John Dorgan David L. and Denise Lamp Endowed Chair Professor (Global Impact Initiative Faculty)



CHEMICAL ENGINEERING & MATERIALS SCIENCE and ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Elias Garratt Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Fraunhofer USA (Global Impact Initiative Faculty)



Aljoscha Roch Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Fraunhofer USA (Global Impact Initiative Faculty)



COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

Min Chen Assistant Professor, Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering; Earth & Environmental Science



Elizabeth Munch Assistant Professor, Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering; Mathematics



Yang Yang Assistant Professor



Rongrong Wang Assistant Professor, Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering; Mathematics



COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE & ENGINEERING and ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING

John Luginsland Professor, Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering (Global Impact Initiative Faculty)



COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE & ENGINEERING and CHEMICAL ENGINEERING & MATERIALS SCIENCE

Hui-Chia Yu Assistant Professor, Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering; Chemical Engineering & Materials Science



COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

Oleg Komogortsev Associate Professor (Global Impact Initiative Faculty)



ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Sergey Baryshev Assistant Professor (Global Impact Initiative Faculty)



Ming Han Associate Professor (Global Impact Initiative Faculty)



Tom Zimmermann Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Fraunhofer USA (Global Impact Initiative Faculty)



ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING and MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Sunil Chakrapani Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mechanical Engineering



MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Patton M. Allison Assistant Professor



Firas Khasawneh Assistant Professor



Haesung Chung Assistant Professor (Global Impact Initiative Faculty)



Himanshu Sahasrabudhe Assistant Professor (Global Impact Initiative Faculty)



Zhaojian Li Assistant Professor (Global Impact Initiative Faculty)



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