Three AE Faculty Recognized for Advising Excellence
AE faculty members John Lambros, Philippe H. Geubelle, and Michael S. Selig have been honored with the Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising.
The top 10 percent of engineering advisors are chosen for the Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising. The award recognizes the important role that advisors play in the academic planning process of every engineering student on campus. Students nominate the candidates.
Lambros, Geubelle and Selig have been members of the AE faculty for 10, 15 and 18 years, respectively.
Lambros was honored with the Excellence in Advising Award previously, in 2005. Also that year, the Illinois chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics chose Lambros as the AE Teacher of the Year.
Lambros studies dynamic and quasi-static crack initiation, growth and arrest in multiphase systems; quasi-static and dynamic fracture of Functionally Graded Materials (FGMs); dynamic fracture, failure and wave propagation in composite materials; dynamic constitutive response of traditional and advanced materials; thermomechanical effects and adiabatic shear banding; experimental micromechanics and multiscale experimentation; and hermomechanical fatigue of metals and ceramics.
Geubelle was chosen as the AE Teacher of the Year twice before, and he has been included numerous times on the List of Teachers Rated as Excellent by Their Students. He is the 2000 winner of the College of Engineering Everitt Teaching Award.
Geubelle’s research interests are theoretical and computational solid mechanics, (dynamic) fracture mechanics, multiscale modeling of complex materials, computational aeroelasticity, massively parallel computing, solid mechanics issues in manufacturing, and computational design of novel (autonomic) materials. Geubelle also is AE Associate Head for graduate programs and directs the Illinois Space Grant Consortium.
Selig also has been included on the List of Teachers Rated as Excellent by Their Students. His research interests are aerodynamics, aerospace systems design, and aerospace flight simulation.