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Russ College of Engineering and Technology Ingenuity Magazine 2010

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    is published annually by the Fritz J. and Dolores H.

    Russ College of Engineering and Technology

    at Ohio University. Share your comments or questions

    by contacting us at ingenuity@ohio.edu

    or 740.593.1488.

    Editor/WriterColleen Carow,

    M.B.A. 05, M.A. 97, B.S.J. 93,

    director of external relations

    PhotographersBrad Chaffin

    Octavio JonesKevin Riddell

    Institutional Equity StatementIt is the policy of Ohio University that there shall be no discrimination against any individual in educational or employment opportunities because of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, or veteran status. Ohio University is an affirmative action institution. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Provost, Office for Institutional Equity, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701, Telephone: 740.593.2620.

    2010 Ohio University.All rights reserved. UCM#0793-15.8M

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    From the Deans Desk.......................................2

    Student Achievements.......................................4

    Academic Feature:Thinking Globally.......................................6

    Student Life: Images Meet Innovation.......................................8

    Faculty and Staff Accomplishments.......................................9

    Presidents Perspective.....................................10

    Research Spotlight.....................................11

    Research Feature:Strategic Partnership, Remarkable Results.....................................12

    Selected External Research Awards.....................................14

    From the Board.....................................16

    Alumni Profile:Building on a Foundation.....................................17

    Giving to the Russ College.....................................18

    Faculty and Staff Awards.....................................20

    New Hires and Retirees.....................................21

    Class Notes.....................................22

    Cooperative Education Report.....................................24

    DEPARTMENTS

    Russ College Celebrates Grand Opening.... 18

    Thinking Globally ..... 6

    Strategic Partnership,Remarkable Results.... 12

    FEATURES

    1935 2010

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    FROM THE DEANS DESK

    Dean Dennis Irwin

    As 2010 nears its end, we look forward to the future while also reflecting on the Russ Colleges 75-year history, which well celebrate with a range of events around Homecoming this October. Youre invited (see below)!

    It was in 1857, fifty-three years after Ohio University was established, that the first engineering coursesimply called Civil Engineeringwas listed in the University catalog. Other milestones followed:

    1890: The first reference to engineering as a discipline occurred with the introduction of a series of courses in electrical engineering

    Late1800s/early1900s: Two- and four-year programs in electrical and civil engineering were offered

    1935: The Board of Trustees established the College of Applied Sciencewith courses in civil engineering, electrical engineering, agricultural engineering, industrial arts, and home economics

    1936: Albert A. Atkinson, a professor of physics and electrical engineering, was appointed as our first college dean

    1940: Aviation training was offered

    Late1950s: The Board of Visitors was organized

    I m proud to bring you our sixth issue of Ingenuity, but moreso about the following pages and the stories on them. We have so many accomplishments and activities to share, from the grand opening of the Academic & Research Center (ARC) to our biennial deans retreat where department chairs, center directors, and Board of Visitors members collaborated to plan the Russ Colleges future.

    Standingreadytocuttheirribbon,Charles,B.S.M.E.66,HON05,andMarilynStuckey(R)listenasDeanDennisIrwinaddressesthehundredsofguestswhoattendedtheAcademic&ResearchCentergrandopeninginMay.

    The highlight of the past year has no doubt been seeing how quickly our students took to the ARC. Literally overnight, the bright, open living room atrium was filled with students meeting, greeting, studying, and snacking at all hours.

    Now its customary to see our students propping their feet on the tables with their computers on their laps. They gather in project team rooms for impromptu study groups or to work on senior design projects. I have no doubt that what theyll show us in years to come will amaze us.

    1935 2010Fri., Oct. 15 4-6p.m.Academic&ResearchCenter:RussCollegepostersessionToursNetworkingreception:Reconnectwith formerfacultyandclassmates+advise andmentorcurrentstudents!

    Sat., Oct. 1610a.m.:OhioUniversity HomecomingParade11:30a.m.-1p.m.:RussCollege TailgatePicnic2p.m.:OHIOvs.AkronFootballGame

    Fortailgateinfo.andtickets,visitwww.ohioalumnireception.org byOct.11

    Questions?ingenuity@ohio.eduor740.593.1488

    Russ College 75th Anniversary Celebration

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    1962: In April, C. Paul, B.S.E.E. 26, HON 74, and Beth Stocker began their tradition of giving to Ohio University, with a gift of $500; that November, Fritz, B.S.E.E. 42, HON 75, and Dolores Russ also made their first gift: $25

    1963: The College of Applied Science was renamed the College of Engineering and Technology

    1978: Paul Stocker bequeathed $8 million to the college

    1980: The Stocker Endowment was established; 30 years later, it still supports student scholarships and fellowships, faculty research and enrichment funds, and Stocker Visiting Chair Professors

    1983: Ground was broken for the largest Ohio University project at the time: the $11.7 million Stocker Engineering Center, which would renovate Crook Hall into a five-story complex joining all engineering and technology departments

    1985: Stocker Center opened, during the 50th anniversary year of the college

    1988: Ten years after the Stocker bequest and three after Stocker Center opened, all degree-granting departments reported growth in enrollment and programs

    1994: The 59-year-old College of Engineering and Technology was renamed The Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology

    1999: Fritz and Dolores Russ established the Russ Prize, now todays top bioengineering prize in the world, with a multimillion-dollar gift to Ohio University

    2001: The first Russ Prize was awarded to Earl E. Bakken and Wilson Greatbatch, inventors of the heart pacemaker

    2004: Charles, B.S.M.E. 66, HON 05, and Marilyn Stuckey made a gift of $5 million for a new learning and research facility

    2007: Ground was broken for the $34 million Osteopathic Heritage Foundations - Charles and Marilyn Stuckey Academic & Research Center, a collaborative effort between the Russ College and College of Osteopathic Medicine

    2008: Fritz and Dolores Russ bequeathed $95 million to the Russ College, the largest gift to any public engineering college and to any public university in the state of Ohio

    2010: The Academic & Research center opened, during the 75th anniversary year of the college

    2011: The sixth Russ Prize will be awarded

    Ours is a rich history, one about which we should all be very proud. Its one woven with people who have made engineering and technology advances that have improved our lives. Its one woven with an incredible tradition of charitable giving with a range of $25 to $95 million.

    Looking at the past 75 years, its clear that each stitch contributes to growing and strengthening the Russ College in ways we still cant imagine.

    In other news, our Department of Industrial Technology (IT) has changed its name to the Department of Engineering Technologies and Management (ETM). Why? ETM has better name recognition in business and industry, most IT alumni have job titles of engineer or manager, and the departments accrediting organization changed its name from the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) to the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

    I dont know about you, but Im heading into the coming academic year deeply inspired by the last 75. I hope youll join me.

    RussCollegeBoardofVisitorsmemberRayFogg,B.S.C.E.53,andCivilEngineeringChairGayleMitchell,atworkduringaRussCollegestrategysessionatthebiennialdeansretreatinJune.

    DeanDennisIrwinmakesapointwithEngineeringAmbassadorNickSchaefer,B.S.I.T.10(center),andProfessorofChemicalandBiomolecularEngineeringMikePrudich(R)attheRussCollegespringawardscelebrationinMay.

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    STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

    Russ College students recently established the first student chapter of the Structural Engineers Association of Ohio. Jibril Shehu, B.S.C.E. 06, M.S. 09, initiated the group. Civil engineering graduate students Brad Hoffman, B.S.C.E. 09, and Drew Hatton, B.S.C.E. 08, developed bylaws and recruited the groups first 40 members.

    Electrical engineering graduate student Joe Morris, B.S.E.E. 10, received $5,900 from Ohio Universitys Council for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity for Novel Ultraviolet Germicidal Light Engine for Water Disinfection, a project to research, design, and construct a system of ultraviolet light-emitting diodes that inactivate bacteria and viruses in a water storage tank. Morris is now further developing th