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Dr. Peter J. Aaen starts as Electrical Engineering Department head July 1

Peter Aaen

Peter Aaen

Dr. Peter Aaen received both the B.A.Sc. degree in Engineering Science and the M.A.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1995 and 1997 respectively. In 2005, he received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University.

Peter Aaen has held engineering management positions in industry before joining the University of Surrey. In 2013, he was awarded the position of Reader – equivalent to Full Professor – in Microwave Semiconductor Device Modelling. In 2016, Peter Aaen was appointed the Director of the South of England branch of the National Physical Laboratory.

Starting July 1st, Dr. Peter H. Aaen will start as the Department Head of the Electrical Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines.

Elsherbeni, Hadi contribute to book published by Springer

Atef Elsherbeni

Atef Elsherbeni

Mohammed Hadi

Mohammed Hadi

EE Professors Atef Elsherbeni and Mohammed Hadi have contributed with Chapter 7 of the book “Computational Photonic Sensors”, by Mohamed Farhat O. Hameed, that Springer has published in 2018. Chapter 7 “FDTD in Cartesian and Spherical Grids” was written by Mohammed Hadi, Atef Elsherbeni, Ravi Bolimuntha, and Melinda Piket-May.  Congratulations on this publication!

Salman Mohagheghi receives award from Daniels Fund Fellowship

Salman Mohagheghi

Salman Mohagheghi

EE Associate Professor Salman Mohagheghi has been awarded $5,000 from the Daniels Fund Fellowship to work on incorporating social and environmental ethics into the design of energy systems. The goal is to develop course projects and homework assignments for power systems courses, where the students are exposed to ethical dilemmas in which social and/or environmental concerns contradict efficient engineering designs. Congratulations!

Wakin, Tang receive NSF and DARPA awards

Michael Wakin

Michael Wakin

Gongguo Tang

Gongguo Tang

EE Professors Gongguo Tang and Mike Wakin received NSF and DARPA award for a 4-year project, which will total $753,000.

They also were awarded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – DARPA Sponsor an 18-month project for $1,2 Million.

Congratulations to Mike and Gongguo!

Olivia Cordova, Senior in EE, receives Martin Luther King Jr. Recognition Award

Olivia Cordova Receiving MLK Award with President JohnsonThree Colorado School of Mines community members received Martin Luther King Jr. Recognition Awards at a luncheon on January 17 for their appreciation for diversity and understanding its value on campus. Recipients are chosen based on nominations by peers that highlight their efforts to develop innovative programs or policies that enhance diversity on campus, demonstrate a commitment to a philosophy of inclusion by initiating interactions between people of different backgrounds and their efforts to contribute to fostering understanding and respect for diversity within the campus community.

Here’s Cordova’s nomination:

“Olivia is an inspiring individual in many ways beyond her work with the Society of Women Engineers. Through her role as an RA for the Nucleus Scholars group, Olivia often participates in presentations to share her experiences as a first-generation college student, educating the Mines community on the benefits diversifying our campus and reaching out to this underrepresented group as well as shedding light on the unique needs of first-generation college students.”

In 2024, the year of our 150th anniversary, we will celebrate Colorado School of Mines’ past, present and possibilities. By celebrating and supporting the Campaign for MINES@150 you will help elevate Mines to be an accessible, top-of-mind and first-choice for students, faculty, staff, recruiters and other external partners. When you give, you are ensuring Mines becomes even more distinctive and highly sought-after by future students, alumni, industry, and government partners over the next 150 years. We look forward to celebrating Mines’ sesquicentennial with you and recognizing the key role you play in making the MINES@150 vision a reality through your investments of time, talent and treasure.

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