Drs. Carl Koch, James Trainham, Paul Zia, R. Wayne Skaggs, Carol Hall, Frances Ligler, B. Jayant Baliga, Jerome Cuomo, Thom Hodgson, Donald Bitzer and Keith Gubbins

There are 14 National Academy of Engineering members in the College. Pictured (l to r) are Drs. Carl Koch, James Trainham, Paul Zia, R. Wayne Skaggs, Carol Hall, Frances Ligler, B. Jayant Baliga, Jerome Cuomo, Thom Hodgson, Donald Bitzer and Keith Gubbins. Not pictured are Drs. Ruben Carbonell, Joseph DeSimone and John Hanson.

Faculty and Staff

Cutting-edge researchers. Go-to experts. Problem solvers. Our faculty members are ready to change the world. But they won’t do it alone — it takes the critical support of dedicated staff members to keep the College of Engineering moving. Together, they form an enterprising team, driven to transform our world through discovery, learning and innovation.

Faculty Highlights

  • 14 National Academy of Engineering members
  • 2 Directors of National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Centers
  • 2 National Medal of Technology and Innovation recipients
  • 61 NSF Career Award winners since 2000
  • 1 US Army Commander’s Award recipient for life-saving military technology
  • 1 Emmy Award recipient for plasma display technology
  • 1 National Inventors Hall of Fame member
  • 1 Electronic Design Hall of Fame member
  • 1 North Carolina Award for Science recipient
  • 3 faculty among AIChE 100 Engineers of the Modern Era
  • 4 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring winners

The Office of Faculty Development and Special Initiatives (FD&SI)

Connecting faculty members with the right people can build dynamic academic careers – and FD&SI wants to make that happen. The office runs research proposal workshops, holds networking sessions and coordinates faculty visits to funding agencies.

The office is led by Dr. Christine Grant, associate dean of faculty development and special initiatives and professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, who works to connect knowledge-seeking faculty members with those who can help them succeed.

For more information, please visit the FDS&I website.