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Faculty Promotion and Tenure List

Rensselaer’s faculty is among the best in the world, says Provost Robert Palazzo. “Our faculty includes a disproportionate number of National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellows, and members of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, and other eminent professional organizations. Major benefits to ourstudents are the many opportunities to work directly with distinguished faculty members doing research and solving problems,” he said.

“Our faculty bring Rensselaer considerable prestige for educational excellence, and academic and scientific rigor,” said Palazzo. “Their passion and commitment to our students and to their scholarship enlivens our classrooms and engages our students as partners in research. I am delighted to announce these recent promotions and congratulate each of the faculty members for their outstanding accomplishments.”

Promotion to Professor

Amitay, Michael Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering
Castillo, Luciano Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering
Dyson, Anna School of Architecture
Gall, Daniel Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Oberai, Assad Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering
O’Connor, Gina Lally School of Management and Technology
Peles, Yoav Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering
Plopper, George Department of Biology
Sun, Jian Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Yazici, Birsen Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Borca-Tasciuc, Diana Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering
Chan, Wai Kin Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Cusatis, Gianluca Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Cutler, Barbara Department of Computer Science
Hella, Mona Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
O’Brien, Jonathan Lally School of Management and Technology
Parsa, Leila Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Swank, Douglas Department of Biology
Thompson, Deanna Department of Biomedical Engineering
Vollen, Jason School of Architecture
Wang, Chunyu Department of Biology

Emeritus Appointment

Derby, Stephen Associate Professor Emeritus
Nagy, George Professor Emeritus
Warden, Joseph Professor Emeritus

Appointment to Chaired Professor Position

Francis, Bill Warren H. Bruggeman ’46 and Pauline Bruggeman Distinguished Chair, Lally School of Management and Technology

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Volume 5, Number 12, August 26, 2011
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