College of Engineering received $4.1 million in grants during 2008-09 academic year
Friday, November 13th, 2009
The faculty of the College of Engineering at Lawrence Tech had a long list of accomplishments outside the classroom during the 2008-09 academic year, according to Dean Devdas Shetty.
“In addition to excellent teaching, we believe that scholarship and involvement in grantmanship are very important for sustaining excellence in engineering education and research,” Shetty said. “The activities of our faculty during the past year have contributed to greater recognition of the College of Engineering at the national level.”
During the year engineering faculty were involved in 31 grants that accounted for an annual distribution of $4,121,910 during the 12-month period. Many of the grants are ongoing multi-year projects, and faculty members had another 12 grants pending.
Other achievements include:
Shetty was the co-author of two patents accepted during the year. The first was for an ambulatory suspension system for rehabilitation, and the second was a wheel chair attachment.
University Distinguished Professor Nabil Grace received a provisional patent for multilayer armor and filed a patent application for composite armor structure for military tanks. He also revised his patent application for a new bridge system.
Associate Professor Rakan Chaban and Assistant Professor Mazin Sliety both received a patent.
Associate Professor Michael Cloud co-authored three books that came out during the 2008-2009 academic year, “Introduction to Integral Analysis, and the second editions of “Solutions Manual for Electromagnetics” and “Electromagnetics.”
Lawrence Tech’s College of Engineering has placed in the top 25 percent in its category in the 2009 national ranking of undergraduate engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report.
The undergraduate engineering program is ranked 49th nationally among universities that award fewer than 20 doctorates a year in engineering.
“The opinion of our peer educators at other engineering programs is a major factor in this ranking, so Lawrence Tech’s national reputation is obviously growing,” Shetty said.
For other recent accolades for Lawrence Tech, see http://www.ltu.edu/news/recognitionexcellence.asp .