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Teaching, research and advising awards announced

The winners of the College's outstanding teaching, research and advising awards

Recipients of the College's outstanding teaching, research and advising awards. (Top row, from left to right) Lizzie Santiago, Katerina Goseva-Popstojanova, Jignesh Solanki, Cerasela Zoica Dinu, Derek Johnson and V'yacheslav "Slava" Akkerman. (Bottom row, from left to right) John Hu, Ashish Nimbarte, Qingqing Huang, Nithi Sivaneri, Cosmin Dumitrescu and Kristin Brewster.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—

Earl Scime, Interim Dean of the  Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at  West Virginia University, announced the winners of the College's outstanding teaching, research and advising awards for the 2019-2020 academic year in mid-April.

Lizzie Santiago, teaching assistant professor and academic adviser of Fundamentals of Engineering, has been named the College’s Educator of the Year. Also recognized as Outstanding Educators were Katerina Goseva-Popstojanova and Jignesh Solanki from the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Cerasela Zoica Dinu, from the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and Derek Johnson and V’yacheslav “Slava” Akkerman from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Jianli “John” Hu, Statler Chair in Engineering for Natural Gas Utilization, has been named Researcher of the Year. Also recognized as Outstanding Researchers of the Year/Senior were V’yacheslav “Slava” Akkerman, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and Ashish Nimbarte, associate professor of industrial and management systems engineering. Cosmin Dumitrescu, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and Qingqing Huang, assistant professor of mining engineering, were named Outstanding Researchers of the Year/Junior.

Nithi Sivaneri has been named outstanding adviser/mentor of the year. Cosmin Dumitrescu, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and Kristin Brewster, academic adviser, have been recognized as outstanding Statler College advisers.


-WVU-

au/4/24/20

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Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
304.293.4135, Paige Nesbit

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