Future Faculty Program | A. James Clark School of Engineering

                    The Clark School honors its responsibility by training the great engineering teachers of the future.


                    The Clark School is committed to providing quality engineering education today and to future generations of students.?With that in mind, we have created the Future Faculty Program to:

                    • Increase the number of highly qualified educators the Clark School produces for the world’s engineering schools
                    • Prepare selected Clark School doctoral students to achieve career-long success in the academic world as educators and researchers
                    • Place selected students in leading institutions where they can have the greatest impact and where they may continue to partner with the Clark School

                    The Future Faculty Program is open to all doctoral students enrolled in the Clark School or the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences’ Department of Computer Science who have advanced to candidacy OR have completed coursework and qualifying exams. If you have questions about eligibility, then please contact the program administrators below.

                    Future Faculty Fellows are selected annually, in December, with applications due in November. Application materials include:

                    1. CV
                    2. Student Statement that describes?your motivation for becoming a faculty member and how past teaching, research, and leadership experience has demonstrated your potential for succeeding in a tenure-track faculty position at a top-50 academic institution

                    The Future Faculty Program will request letters of recommendation from your research advisor and one other faculty member. The research advisor is required to mentor the Future Faculty Fellow. The research advisor's commitment to actively monitor the progress of their fellow as they prepare to apply for faculty positions must be explicitly stated in the recommendation letter.?Letters of recommendation due dates will also be communicated.

                    Selected fellows must enroll in the one-credit course ENES601 in the Spring that immediately follows the December application. Fellows must have at least three semesters remaining before graduation in order to complete the program.

                    The Future Faculty Program consists of a sequence of three one-credit training seminars, a teaching practicum, and a research mentoring practicum. Typically, participants take the teaching practicum and research mentoring practicum after completing all the training seminars. However, students can do one or both practicums in parallel with the final seminar if necessary. The program takes between three and five semesters to complete, depending on the timing of the practicum.

                    • Future Faculty Program Seminar I (ENES 601)
                      An introduction to and development of skills necessary to obtain and succeed in a university faculty position. Emphasis is on technical writing and effective presentations. Discussions include research diversification, networking, ethics, and professionalism.
                    • Future Faculty Program Seminar II (ENES 602)
                      An introduction to effective teaching techniques and basic principles of education and learning. Emphasis is on developing a course; promoting active learning, problem solving and critical thinking; designing exams and assignments; and communicating effectively with students.
                    • Future Faculty Program Seminar III (ENES 603)
                      An introduction to developing a successful faculty research program. Emphasis is on establishing and maintaining a research group, finding funding opportunities and writing grant proposals, and mentoring graduate students. Discussions also include the faculty position application process and preparing research and teaching statements.
                    • Future Faculty Program Teaching Practicum (ENES 604)
                      Future Faculty Fellow ?co-teaches a course under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Fellows are involved in all aspects of the course, including development of a syllabus, presenting lectures, writing and grading examinations, and evaluating students in the course.?A regular 3-credit undergraduate course is preferred. Faculty mentors and fellows must email the Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs for approval.
                    • Future Faculty Research Mentoring Practicum
                      A non-credit activity where fellows gain experience providing research mentorship for either a less experienced graduate student or an undergrad doing a research project. Tasks may include providing guidance on the selection of a research topic, helping a mentee partition larger goals into manageable tasks, providing regular consultation on research projects, providing training on the use of specialized equipment, supervising software code development, and critiquing written work. Fellows may also be required to provide consultation on the preparation of conference or journal submissions and provide training in research ethics.




                    Cameron Butler


                    Stuart Laurence

                    Sheng Cheng


                    Derek Paley

                    Maria Coelho


                    Mark Austin

                    Christina Conrad


                    Giuliano Scarcelli

                    John Daristotle


                    Peter Kofinas

                    Antonio Fiore


                    Giuliano Scarcelli

                    Erica Forgione


                    Allen Davis

                    Lei Gao


                    Reinhard Radermacher

                    Sriram Bharath Hariharan


                    Michael Gollner

                    Haoyuan Jing


                    Siddhartha Das

                    David Leslie


                    Abhijit Dasgupta

                    Chang Liu


                    Ken Kiger

                    Azin Sadat Mousavi


                    Jin-Oh Hahn

                    Helene Nguewou-Hyousse


                    Derek Paley

                    Jongmin Park


                    Barton Forman

                    Alex Pottash


                    Steven Jay

                    Emily Schulman


                    Dongxia Liu

                    Aria Shahverdi


                    Dana Dachman-Soled

                    Daniel Votipka


                    Michelle Mazurek

                    Dongyi Wang


                    Yang Tao

                    Gaohong Yin


                    Barton Forman

                    Xiangxue Zhao


                    Shapour Azarm

                    Chaolun Zheng


                    Bao Yang



                    George Banis (BIOE)
                    Brian Brubach (CS)
                    Yao Cheng (CEE)
                    William S. Craig (AE)
                    Martin Erinin (ME)
                    Zahra Ghasemi (ME)
                    Emily Gosselin (BIOE)
                    Debdipta Goswami (ECE)
                    Kelsey Gray (BIOE)
                    Sean Mack (CHBE)
                    Javier Navarro-Rueda (BIOE)
                    Aneesh Raghavan (ECE)
                    Elissa Redmiles (CS)
                    Yalda Saadat (CEE)
                    Hossein Salami (CHBE)
                    Karthik Sankararaman (CS)
                    Chuan Shi (ECE)
                    Hee Shin (ME)
                    Moiz Siddiqi (ECE)
                    Guanjin Wang (ME)
                    Yanbin Wang (ME)
                    Zhongxiang Wang (CEE)
                    Abhay Yadav (CS)
                    Yifan Zhu (CEE)


                    Faez Ahmed (ME)
                    Abdulrahman Baknina (ECE)
                    Karim Banawan (ECE)
                    Jason Burr (AE)
                    Su Cheun Oh (ChBE)
                    Yan Ding (FPE)
                    Randy Ganye (ME)
                    John Goertz (BIOE)
                    Emily Hand (CS)
                    Yu Jin (ECE)
                    Xiaotian Ma (ME)
                    Matthew Mauriello (CS)
                    Michael Maynord (CS)
                    Long Nguyen (ECE)
                    Travis Ostrom (CEE)
                    Jie Peng (ME)
                    Eliot Rudnick-Cohen (ME)
                    Saurabh Saxena (ME)
                    Marina Shumakovich (BIOE)
                    Nathan Shumway (AE)
                    Shayandev Sinha (ME)
                    LeopoldoTorres (BIOE)
                    Xiao Wang (CS)
                    Matthew Widstrom (MSE)
                    Yizhou Zhu (MSE)


                    Daigo Shishika (AE)
                    Elaine Petro (AE)
                    James Andorko (BIOE)
                    Yan Liu (CEE)
                    Zheng Zhu (CEE)
                    Yuan Xue(CEE)
                    Fudong Han (ChBE)
                    Ramakrishna Padmanabhan (CS)
                    Assaf Magen (CS)
                    Mahfuza Sharmin (CS)
                    Mossaab Bagdouri (CS)
                    Zhe Cui (ECE)
                    Ahmed Arafa (ECE)
                    Vidya Raju (ECE)
                    Ramin Bighamian (ME)
                    Zhiwei Huang (ME)
                    Colin Miller (ME)
                    Ryan St. Pierre (ME)
                    Xingfeng He (MSE)
                    Donald Jenket (MSE)


                    Abbas Kazemipour (ECE)
                    Asli Yalcin Dayioglu (CEE)
                    Chang Liu (CS)
                    Derrick Ko (ChBE)
                    Dongheon Ha (ECE)
                    Eirini Kastrouni (CEE)
                    Francis Lagor (AE)
                    Ganesh Sivaraman (ECE)
                    Mahshid Najafi (ECE)
                    Manish Purohit (CS)
                    Mert Vural (MSE)
                    Michael Fish (ME)
                    Mina Choi (BIOE)
                    Qianli Deng (CEE)
                    Qiuwei Wang (ECE)
                    Seyed Moeini (ME)
                    Stephen Sherman (AE)
                    Svetlana Ikonomova (ChBE)
                    Taylor Myers (ME)
                    Thomas Winkler (BIOE)
                    Xiaoyu Liu (CEE)
                    Yiqing Wu (ChBE)


                    Akram, Sahar (ECE)
                    Althamer, Saeed (ME)
                    Anderson, Paul (ME)
                    Bartis, Elliot (MSE)
                    Behrens, Adam (BIOE)
                    Ferlez, James (ECE)
                    Ghaderzadeh, Kanan (ChBE)
                    Greve, Hannes (ME)
                    Lind, Andrew (AE)
                    Lu, Yang (CEE)
                    Maness, Michael (CEE)
                    Manthe, Rachel (BIOE)
                    Miller, Andrew (CS)
                    Nasri, Arefeh (CEE)
                    Nino de Guzman Gabriela (CEE)
                    Perinthatta Ettisserry, Devanarayanan (ECE)
                    Sarpatwar, Kanthi (CS)
                    Shivashankar, Vikas (CS)
                    Singh, Ajay (ME)
                    Subramanian, Sowmya (ECE)
                    Suess, Ryan (ECE)
                    Teo, Ching Lik (CS)
                    Wan, Jiaju (MSE)
                    Zhang, Daimeng (ECE)


                    Ayyub, Omar (BIOE)
                    Berkovich, Andrew (ECE)
                    Devries, Levi David (AE)
                    Chu, Xiaoyu (ECE)
                    Ghorbaniardakani, Zohreh (ME)
                    Hu, Meng (CEE)
                    Kabkab, Maya (ECE)
                    Kashani Pour, Amir Reza (ME)
                    Khosravifar, Sadaf (CEE)
                    Knittel, Jeremy (AE)
                    Lee, Tsung-Hsueh (ECE)
                    Mandel, Raphael (ME)
                    Mukherjee, Pritam (ECE)
                    Nilsson, Hanna MSE
                    Rudy, Ryan Q (ME)
                    Shuze, Zhu (ME)
                    Wiederoder, Michael (BIOE)
                    Xiong, Chenfeng (CEE)
                    Yang, Xianfeng (CEE)
                    Zhang, Zhijian (ME)


                    Andrew Voegele (Aero)
                    Amy Lee (BioE)
                    Jordan Betz (BioE)
                    Mona Asudegi (Civil)
                    Myungseob (Edward) Kim (Civil)
                    Yaolin Liu (Civil)
                    Feng Han (ECE)
                    George F. Zaki (ECE)
                    Omur Ozel (ECE)
                    Ravi Garg (ECE)
                    Timir Baran Datta-Chaudhuri (ECE)
                    Yang Gao (ECE)
                    Adam Kareem (ME)
                    Ahmed Essam Eidin Khalil (ME)
                    Edmon Perkins (ME)
                    Ivan Penskiy (ME)
                    Mostafa Nouh (ME)
                    Zheng Jia (ME)
                    Alexander Kozen (MSE)
                    Khim Karki (MSE)


                    Szu-Ting Chou (ChBE)
                    Reza Faturechi (CEE)
                    Xin Zhang (CEE)
                    Poornima Natarajan (CEE)
                    Rafael Olarte (CEE)
                    Filiz Yesilkoy (ECE)
                    Kapil Anand (ECE)
                    Wei-Hong Chuang (ECE)
                    Jaishanker Pillai (ECE)
                    Jen-Hao Yeh (ECE)
                    Nitesh Shroff (ECE)
                    Chuan-Fu Lin (MSE)
                    Xinyi Chen (MSE)
                    Aaron Gerratt (ME)
                    Marcelo Valdez (ME)
                    Zhichao Wang (ME)
                    Jiaju Xu (ME)
                    Fangyu Cao (ME)
                    Aleksandar Nacev (BIOE)
                    Janet Hsu (BIOE)


                    Ali Al-Alili (ME)
                    Natasha Andrade (Civil)
                    Ishita Chakraborty (ME)
                    Xilin Chen (ChBE)
                    Yan Chen (ECE)
                    Nai Ding (ECE)
                    Ersen Ekrem (ECE)
                    Joseph Galante (Aero)
                    Konstantinos Gerasopoulos (MSE)
                    Junjun Gu (ECE)
                    Vikram Hrishikeshavan (Aero)
                    Christine Ikeda (ME)
                    Woon Kim (Civil)
                    Geunmin Ryu (ECE)
                    Matthew Stamm (ECE)
                    Himanshu Tyagi (ECE)
                    Sophoria Westmoreland (ME)
                    Renting Xu (Civil)
                    Wei Yu (BIOE)
                    Zhao Zhang (ME)


                    Fernando Raffan (Aero)
                    Irene Bacalocostantis (BIOE)
                    Angela Mariani (BIOE)
                    Kleoniki Vlachou (Civil)
                    Kristin Gilroy (Civil)
                    Zichuan Li (Civil)
                    Joyce Breger (ChBE)
                    Graham Aldredge (ECE)
                    Matteo Mischiati (ECE)
                    Yongqiang Wang (ECE)
                    Yongle Wu (ECE)
                    Chenjie Yu (ECE)
                    Mustafa Beyaz (ECE)
                    Danielle Chrun (ENRE)
                    Bavani Balakrisnan (ME)
                    Haijun Liu (ME)
                    Rishi Raj (ME)
                    Jessica Sheehan (ME)
                    Pingfeng Wang (ME)
                    Florian Weilnboeck (MSE)


                    Parag Banerjee (MSE)
                    Marina Chumakov (BIOE)
                    Andrew Churchill (CEE)
                    Rudolf Egging (CEE)
                    Timothy Fitzgerald (ME)
                    Bradley Gordon (ChBE)
                    Masoumeh Haghpanah (ECE)
                    Reza Kazemi-Tabriz (ME)
                    Christina Kyrtsos (BIOE)
                    Yi Li (ECE)
                    Yue Liu (CEE)
                    Eric Maxeiner (ME)
                    Benedict Moble (AE)
                    Masoud Rabiei (ME)
                    David Sander (ECE)
                    Danial Shahmirzadi (BIOE)
                    Deepak Sridharan (ECE)
                    Steven Tjoa (ECE)
                    Sergiy Tkachuk (ECE)
                    Avinash Varna (ECE)


                    Omar Abdelaziz (ME)
                    Gulsah Akar (CEE)
                    Arvind Ananthanarayanan (ME)
                    Trent Bradberry (BIOE)
                    Patricia Castellanos (ChBE)
                    Edvin Cetegen (ME)
                    Gayatri Cuddalorepatta (ME)
                    Payam Delgoshaei (ME)
                    Ian Gifford (BIOE)
                    Patricia Gonzales (ChBE)
                    Alfred Haas (ECE)
                    Shane Jacobs (AE)
                    Daniel Janiak (MSE)
                    Wan-Yi Lin (ECE)
                    Yuxiang Liu (ME)
                    Abbas Mohasel-Afshar (CEE)
                    Nicole Nelson (ECE)
                    Vincent Nguyen (ME)
                    Aswin Sankaranarayanan (ECE)
                    Karim Seddik (ECE)
                    Ashwin Swaminathan (ECE)
                    Jayakar Thangaraj (ECE)
                    Ananthanarayanan? Veeraragavan(AE)
                    Beibei Wang (ECE)
                    Enlu Zhou (ECE)

                    Future Faculty Fellows have secured faculty positions at universities around the world.

                    • Pinar Akcora?(Ph.D. '05, chemical engineering) has been appointed to a tenure-track position as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Missouri.
                    • Sean Anderson?(Ph.D. ’03, electrical engineering) is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Boston University.
                    • Sasan Bakhtiari?(M.S. '03, electrical engineering, and M.A. '05 and Ph.D. '08, economics) has joined the faculty of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia as a lecturer.
                    • Parag Banerjee (Ph.D., '11) is Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Central Florida.
                    • Kirk M. Cantor?(B.S. ’81) is Professor of Plastics and Polymer Technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
                    • Amy Childress?(B.S. '92) is Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.
                    • Matthew DeLisa?(M.S. '99 and Ph.D. '00) is Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University.
                    • Andrew J. Dick?(Ph.D. '07) is Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Rice University.
                    • Xiaojiang Du?(Ph.D. '03) is Assistant Professor of Computer & Information Sciences in the College of Science and Technology at Temple University.
                    • Lingze Duan?(M.S. ’98 and Ph.D. ’02) is Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Alabama, Huntsville.
                    • Mounya Elhilal?(M.S. ’03 and Ph.D. ’04) is Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
                    • Azadeh Faridi?(M.S. ’02 and Ph.D. ‘07) is on the faculty at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra Department de Tecnologia in Barcelona, Spain.
                    • Farhan Gandhi?(M.S. ’92 and Ph.D. ’95) is Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Penn State University.
                    • Tolga Girici?(Ph.D. ’07) is on the faculty at Tobb University of Economics and Technology in Ankara, Turkey, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
                    • John A. Gubner?(Ph.D. '88) is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
                    • Steve Haga?(B.S. '95, M.S. '99 and Ph.D. '05) is Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at National Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan.
                    • Jiaqiao Hu?(Ph.D.'06) is Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
                    • Brian Hughes?(Ph.D. '85) is a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at NC State University.
                    • Hamid Jafarkhani?(M.S. '94 and Ph.D. '97) is on the faculty at the University of California, Irvine.
                    • Koushik Kar?(M.S. '99 and Ph.D. '02) is on the faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
                    • Sanjeev Khudanpur?(Ph.D. '97, electrical engineering) was recently promoted to the position of associate professor with tenure in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
                    • Can E. Korman?(B.S. ’85, M.S. ’87 and Ph.D. ’90) has been appointed as associate dean for research and graduate studies at George Washington University's School of Engineering and Applied Science. Korman, who joined the faculty at GWU in 1991, has previously served as chairman of GWU's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.
                    • Andres Kwasinski?(M.S. '00 and Ph.D. '04, electrical engineering) has joined the faculty of the Department of Computer Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
                    • Leila Ladani?(M.S. '05 and Ph.D. '07) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Utah State University.
                    • Naomi Leonard?(Ph.D. '94) is Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University.
                    • Keith Lindler?(B.S. ’75, M.S. ’78 and Ph.D. ’84) is Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, MD.
                    • Mingyan Liu?(M.S. ’97 and Ph.D. ’00) is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Science of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
                    • Ioannis Lambadaris?(Ph.D. '85) is a Professor of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University, Canada.
                    • John C. March?(Ph.D. '05) is Assistant Professor of Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University.
                    • Thomas Mason?(B.S. '89) is Professor of Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA.
                    • Vahid Motevalli?(B.S. '83, M.S. '85 and Ph.D. '89) is Associate Provost for Rresearch and Graduate Studies at Dubai Aerospace Enterprise University.
                    • Mostafa Nouh?(Ph.D. '13) is Assistant Professor at the University of Buffalo.
                    • Douglas Oard?(Ph.D. '96) is Associate Dean for Research for the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.
                    • Balaji Panchapakesan?(Ph.D. ’01) is Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Delaware.
                    • Radha Poovendran?(Ph.D. '99 EE) is Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington.
                    • Priya Ranjan?(M.S. ’99, Ph.D. ’03, electrical engineering) joined the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering.
                    • Beatrice Roget?(M.S. ’01, Ph.D. ’04, aerospace engineering) has joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wyoming as an assistant professor.
                    • Saswati Sarkar?(Ph.D. '00) is Associate Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.
                    • Simarjeet Saini?(Ph.D. ’01) is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo in Canada.
                    • Karim Seddik?(M.S. '07 and Ph.D. '08, electrical engineering) has accepted a position as assistant professor of electrical engineering at Alexandria University, Egypt.
                    • Pradeep Sharma?(M.S. and Ph.D. '00) is Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston.
                    • Nathan Sniadecki?(M.S. and Ph.D. '03) is Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle.
                    • Alkan Soysal?(M.S. '06 and Ph.D. '08, electrical engineering) has joined the faculty of Bah?e?ehir University, Istanbul, Turkey, as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
                    • Narasingarao "Sree" Sreenath?(Ph.D. 1987, EE/Institute for Systems Research [ISR]) has been promoted to full professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
                    • Ryan Starkey?(M.S. ’98 and Ph.D. '00) is Assistant Professor and McAnally Faculty Fellow for Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
                    • Yan Lindsay Sun?(Ph.D. '04) is Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Rhode Island.
                    • Xiaobo Tan?(M.S. ’99 and Ph.D. ’02) is Assistant Professor at Michigan State University.
                    • Sami Tantawi?(Ph.D. ‘92) is Associate Professor at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.
                    • Leandros Tassiulas?(Ph.D. '92) is a faculty member at the University of Thessala, Volos, Greece.
                    • Shih-Huang Tung?(Ph.D. '07, chemical engineering) has accepted a position as an assistant professor at National Taiwan University's Institute for Polymer Science and Engineering at National Taiwan University, the most prestigious university in Taiwan.
                    • Hsu-Wei Fang?(M.S. '96 and Ph.D. '03) is Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the National Taipei University of Technology in Taiwan.
                    • Nathan Williams?(Ph.D. ’07) is Assistant Professor at the Washington State University School of Architecture and Construction Management in Pullman.
                    • Fumin Zhang?(Ph.D. ’04) is Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
                    • Hong (Vicky) Zhao?(Ph.D. '04) is Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada.
                    • Haitao Zheng?(Ph.D. ’99) is Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
                    • Xiangrong Zhou?(Ph.D. '08, electrical engineering) has accepted a faculty position with the University of Hawaii's Department of Electrical Engineering.?

                    Min Wu, Associate Dean


                    Nick Slaughter
                    Clark School Coordinator for Graduate Affairs
                    Email: nslaugh1@umd.edu