Voigt namd first winner of PSIMES Faculty Appreciation Award

University Park, Pa. -- Robert Voigt, professor of industrial engineering, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Penn State Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Society (PSIMES) Faculty Appreciation Award.

Voigt has been a member of the Penn State faculty for nearly 20 years. He teaches courses in materials, material processing and manufacturing processes. Voigt's research interests include manufacturing process control and improvement, processing of engineering alloys and the development of environmentally sound manufacturing processes.

Voigt has received numerous awards throughout his tenure at Penn State, including the Penn State Engineering Society's (PSES) Outstanding Teaching, Outstanding Advising, and Outstanding Research awards as well as its Premier Teaching Award. He is also a recipient of the American Society for Engineering Education Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award.

The PSIMES Faculty Appreciation Award recognizes current industrial engineering faculty members who have had a significant impact on the careers of alumni of the Penn State IE department. The PSIMES board of directors chooses the winner via closed ballot from faculty who were nominated by PSIMES members. Voigt will be formally presented with the award at the centennial celebration banquet in April.

PSIMES, an affiliate program group of the Penn State Engineering Society, works to stimulate the continued interest and professional development of all graduates of the industrial and manufacturing engineering department and acts as an informal advisory board to the head of the department. PSIMES strives to promote fellowship and communication among the industrial engineering alumni, faculty and students order to actively work for the improvement of the department and the College of Engineering.

 

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Last Updated March 19, 2009