Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Winner Of TTU Research Award Announced

Ismail Fidan, Tenneseee Tech University professor of manufacturing and industrial technology, has been named the recipient of the 2011 Brown-Henderson Award. Fidan has brought in five National Science Foundation grants totaling more than $500,000 and Society of Manufacturing Engineers scholarship funds of more than $50,000 in the past seven years. In his latest NSF project, "Art2STEM," Fidan works with the Pencil Foundation, Alignment Nashville and Adventure Science Center, where he creates and delivers a professional development series in advanced design and additive manufacturing technologies. Additionally, Fidan has established a remote laboratory for rapid prototyping, which is availiable to other Tennessee Board of Regents institutions and more than 50 out-of-state institutions. The Brown-Henderson Award honors outstanding performance in teaching and research or service and carries the names of TTU College of Engineering Dean Emeritus James Seay Brown and James Henderson, the college's first dean.