College of Engineering continues expansion with 20 new faculty members

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State College of Engineering welcomed 20 new faculty members at the start of the fall 2015 semester.

The incoming cohort is part of the college's vision for growth that aligns with the strategic goals and objectives outlined in the college's current strategic plan.

Joining the faculty are:

  • Biomedical Engineering: X. Lance Lian, assistant professor of biomedical engineering with joint appointments in biology and The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, and Pak Kin Wong, professor of biomedical engineering with joint appointments in mechanical engineering and the Department of Surgery within the College of Medicine. More information about Lian and Wong is available at: http://www.bme.psu.edu/newsEvents.html.
  • Chemical Engineering: Xueyi Zhang, assistant professor of chemical engineering. Zhang's bio is available at: http://che.psu.edu/news/index.htm#zhang2015.
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering: Kostas Papakonstantinou, assistant professor of civil engineering, and Nathaniel Warner, assistant professor of environmental engineering. Their bios are available at: http://www.engr.psu.edu/ce/news_detail.html#August24_2015.
  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Xingjie Ni, assistant professor of electrical engineering; Gang Tan, associate professor of computer science and engineering; and Danfeng Zhang, assistant professor of computer science and engineering. More information about Ni, Tan and Zhang is available at: http://www.ee.psu.edu/NewsArticles/new-faculty-fall-2015.aspx.
  • Engineering Science and Mechanics: Huanyu "Larry" Cheng, assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics, and Ibrahim Ozbolat, associate professor of engineering science and mechanics with a joint appointment in the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences. More information about Cheng and Ozbolat is available at: http://www.esm.psu.edu/news/item/1457.
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering: Hui Yang, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering. Read more about Yang at: http://www.ie.psu.edu/aboutus/newsEvents/news/Details/NewsItemDetails3.html.
  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering: Sukwon Choi, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; Daniel Cortes, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; Jing Du, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; Marek Flaska, assistant professor of nuclear engineering; Rui Ni, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering and the Institute for Natural Gas Research at Penn State; Alex Rattner, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; and Michael Tonks, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering. Their bios are available at: http://mne.psu.edu/News/news_detail.cfm?nid=438.
  • School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs: Nicholas Meisel, assistant professor of engineering design with a joint appointment in mechanical engineering, and Esther Obonyo, an associate professor with a joint appointment in architectural engineering. Their bios are available at: http://sedtapp.psu.edu/news/new-faculty-2015.aspx.
Last Updated August 25, 2015