Karl Haapala, assistant professor in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering and a specialist in sustainable design and manufacturing, was named the first Swigert Faculty Fellow. Funded by the Portland-based Swigert Foundation, this one-year appointment will support manufacturing engineering education and Haapala’s research program. The Swigert Foundation was established by Hank T. Swigert, former ESCO chairman, and his brother, Ernest C. Swigert.
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Trejo appointed Acting School Head
David Trejo, Hal Pritchett Chair and professor in construction engineering management, was appointed Acting School Head for the School of Civil and Construction Engineering, effective Nov. 17. Trejo is filling in for Scott Ashford, who is serving as interim dean for the College of Engineering.
Former Honors College student now Alumni Fellow
Daniel Euhus (’99 CE), a member of the first Honors College class and currently an associate professor in the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering, was recently named an Alumni Fellow by the OSU Alumni Association. See stories on Euhus and 2011 OSUAA Alumni Fellows.
Kruzic wins award from German foundation
Jamie Kruzic, associate professor in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. The award is presented to 25 scientists each year whose research is expected to have far-reaching implications beyond their disciplines. Kruzic’s research focuses on the mechanical properties of advanced structural materials and biomaterials. In addition to receiving a monetary award, he will be traveling to Germany to cooperate on a long-term research project.
University snags top-notch faculty
A significant percentage of the 80 faculty hired by Oregon State this year joined the College of Engineering, and many came from prestigious institutions around the nation. More on OSU and College of Engineering new hire.