Kelly Cohen, PhD, professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, received the Excellence Award for Faculty-to-Faculty Research Mentoring awarded by the University of Cincinnati Provost and Vice President of Research on March 20.
This award honors faculty who have demonstrated outstanding research mentorship with faculty at various stages. Cohen has certainly done that, making sure that faculty in the Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics department in the College of Engineering and Applied Science are welcomed, supported, and encouraged.
As a mentor, Cohen makes himself approachable, stopping by new faculty’s offices every week to help with teaching, research, and proposal writing. His mentees have been awarded research funding, rated highly on teaching evaluations, and started their own labs at UC.
An accomplished researcher in his own right, Cohen developed the unique Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Master Lab at UC, and received $4.5 million in research funding from the Air Force, NASA, and the National Science Foundation. He played a central role in developing the thriving UAV research theme which involves 15 UC faculty.
One new faculty said, “I am lucky to have Kelly as my mentor. Having him around makes me feel that nothing can go wrong.”