Missouri S&T staff, faculty honored with CEC awards

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On December 8, 2023

Missouri S&T’s College of Engineering and Computing recently held its Fall 2023 awards ceremony at the Havener Center, and several staff and faculty members were presented with honors.

Staff awards recognize exceptional performance among departmental staff. The staff winners are:

  • Team Impact Award: Patty Robertson, office support assistant for geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering
  • Rookie of the Year: Joseph Hicks, research technical services supervisor and mine manager
  • Student Service Award: Skylar Rea, engineering technician for mechanical and aerospace engineering
  • Extra Mile Award: Stephen Casey, academic advisor for mining, explosives, nuclear and materials science engineering
  • Loyalty Award: Nathan Inskip, senior research engineering technician for materials science and engineering
  • Peer-to-Peer Award: Debi Willy, office support assistant for mechanical and aerospace engineering.
Dr. David Borrok, second from left, presents the Dean’s Educator Award to Drs. Dimitri Feys, Yun Seong Song and Robert Woodley. Photo by Greg Edwards/Missouri S&T.

The Dean’s Educator Award highlights teaching excellence. This year’s award went to three professors, including:

  • Dr. Yun Seong Song, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering
  • Dr. Dimitri Feys, associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering
  • Dr. Robert Woodley, associate teaching professor of electrical and computer engineering.
Dr. David Borrok, center, presents the Dean’s Scholar Award to Drs. Donghyun (Bill) Kim and Jonathan Obrist Farner. Photo by Greg Edwards/Missouri S&T.

The Dean’s Scholar Award, which highlights scholarly excellence, went to two professors, including:

  • Dr. DongHyun (Bill) Kim, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering
  • Dr. Jonathan Obrist Farner, associate professor of geology and geophysics.

Researchers who received patents in the past year were also recognized. They include:

  • Dr. Jonghyun Park, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. Park received two patents.
  • Dr. Muthanna Al-Dahhan, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of chemical and biochemical engineering and Laufer Endowed Chair in Energy. Al-Dahhan received one patent.
  • Dr. Simon Naumovich Lekakh, Professor Emeritus of materials science and engineering. Lekakh received one patent.
  • Dr. Fateme Rezaei, Linda and Bipin Doshi Associate Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. Rezaie received one patent.
  • Dr. Jie Huang, Roy A. Wilkens Endowed Associate Professor of electrical engineering, and Dr. Rex Gerald, research professor of electrical engineering. Huang and Gerald received two patents together, and Huang received one more separate from Gerald.

For more information about Missouri S&T’s College of Engineering and Computing, visit cec.mst.edu.

About Missouri S&T

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students located in Rolla, Missouri. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System, Missouri S&T offers over 100 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top public universities for salary impact, according to the Wall Street Journal. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.

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