June 5, 2014

LSU Takes great pride in its world-class faculty. The university's Distinguished Faculty Awards recognize faculty accomplishments and showcase superb teaching, research, and service at LSU.

Several College of Engineering faculty members were recently recognized at the 2014 LSU Distinguished Faculty Award Ceremony.

Steve C.S. Cai, PhD, PE, received the LSU Distinguished Faculty Award, which recognizes faculty members with sustained records of excellence in teaching, research, service, and/or any combination of the three. Cai is a professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Jack Helm, PhD, received the Tiger Athletic Foundation President's Award, which recognizes a faculty member for estraordinary classroom teaching as demonstrated by an impact on and an involvement with students, a scholarly approach to teaching and learning, and contributions to the profession of teaching. Helms is a professional-in-residence in the Departmetn of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering.

Supratik Mukhopadhyay, PhD, and Ying Wang, PhD were awarded the LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award The LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award recognizes faculty at the rank of assistant professor who have outstanding records of scholarship and published research. Mukhopadhyay is assistant professor in the Division of Computer Science, Wang is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering.

Ten College of Engineering faculty received the 2013 Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award, which recognizes recognizes full‐time faculty members annually for extraordinary classroom teaching. In choosing award recipients, TAF considers nominees’ impact on and involvement with students, contributions to the profession of teaching, and a focus on scholarship in teaching and learning. This year’s College of Engineering recipients are:

Anna Dugas, instructor, Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Mostafa Elseifi, associate professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Stephanie Heumann, instructor, Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management 

Laura Ikuma, associate professor, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 

Seung Kam, associate professor, Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dorel Moldovan, associate professor, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering  

Ayman Okeil, associate professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering  

Subramaniam Sathivel, associate professor, Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering 

John Scalzo, instructor, Division of Electrical & Computer Engineering 

David Wetzel, associate professor, Cain Department of Chemical Engineering 

To see a complete list of the 2014 recipients from across the university, visit http://bit.ly/1kNP0wd

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Mimi LaValle, LSU College of Engineering, 225.578-5706, mlavall@ lsu.edu



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