University UpdatesWinter/Spring 2019

Spring 2019: R.B. Annis School of Engineering

Faculty Authors

Dr. Joseph Herzog, assistant professor of engineering, was co-author of research, “The Role of Rayleigh-Wood Anomalies and Surface Plasmons in Optical Enhancement for Nano-Gratings,” in Nanomaterials. Dr. Herzog also was co-author of “Dataset for SERS Plasmonic Array: Width, Spacing, and Thin Film Oxide Thickness Optimization,” in Data.

Dr. Herzog was co-author of a SPIE (The International Society for Optics and Photonics) conference presentation, “Localized surface plasmons on periodic monolayer black phosphorene nanoribbons tuned in the infrared region with a dielectric substrate.”

Dr. David Olawale, assistant professor of engineering, was co-author of “Enhanced fabrication process for in situ triboluminescent optical fiber sensor for multifunctional composites,” in Measurement. Dr. Olawale also was co-author of “Development of friction-induced triboluminescent sensor for load monitoring,” in Intelligent Material Systems and Structures.

DesignSpine Gains Awareness

Dr. Olawale, Dr. José Sánchez, associate dean of engineering, and Dr. Stephen Spicklemire, chair and associate professor of physics, presented “UIndy engineering DesignSpine: engineering leadership development through interdisciplinary teams and early exposure to real-life problems,” at the 2018 ASEE Illinois/Indiana Conference, Purdue University.

Professor Honored by Colleagues

Dr. Olawale was selected as a KEEN Innovative Teaching Faculty, a unique cohort of faculty who are committed to improving engineering education. He was awarded a $2,000 grant to participate in the Integrating Curriculum with Entrepreneurial Mindset Workshop in January 2019 in Dallas, Texas.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Engineering students presented an interdisciplinary collaboration, “Improved Custom Orthoses Design for Enhanced Patient’s Comfort and Healing Outcomes,” between the R.B. Annis School of Engineering and the School of Occupational Therapy, at the 2018 ASEE Illinois/Indiana Conference. Faculty advisors were Dr. Olawale and Dr. Erin Peterson, assistant professor of occupational therapy. Presented by: Pilar Echeverria ’20 (industrial engineering), TJ LeSeure ’20 (mechanical engineering), Josh Love ’20 (software engineering), Evan Parduhn ’20 (software engineering), Allison Zwickl ’20 (software engineering).

Expertise in Action

Dr. Paul Talaga, assistant professor of engineering, had a paper, “Model AI Assignments 2019,” accepted for publication in Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence 2019.
Dr. Talaga presented a pre-conference workshop, “Course-in-a-Box: Big Data,” at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in College: Midwest, Ball State University. Dr. Talaga also presented, “Experience Report: 4 Years of Teaching Cloud Computing and Big Data at the University Level,” at EduHPC-18, Dallas, Texas, in November.

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