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F James Boerio

Emeritus, CEAS - Engineering Education

895A Rhodes Hall


F. James Boerio received the B.S. Degree in Physics from Case Institute of Technology and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Macromolecular Science from Case Western Reserve University.  He was appointed as Assistant Professor of Materials Science in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Cincinnati in 1970 and promoted to Professor of Materials Science in 1977.  He served as Interim Head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering during 1991-92 and again during 2003-04.  Dr. Boerio was appointed Head of the Department of Engineering Education on January 1, 2008 and currently serves as Interim Head of the School of Engineering Education.  His educational research interests include the effect of factors such as institutional infrastructure, active learning, and peer-level tutoring on learning in engineering.  Dr. Boerio is also interested in developing professional skills, including communication, problem-solving, and teamwork, in beginning engineers.    

            Dr. Boerio is a member of numerous technical societies, including the American Society for Engineering Education, American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, Materials Research Society, Society for Applied Spectroscopy, and American Vacuum Society.  He served as President of The Adhesion Society from 1992-94 and currently serves as an Associate Editor of The Journal of Adhesion. 

Dr. Boerio was recognized as an outstanding teacher by the Engineering Tribunal in 1983 and as "Professor of the Year" for 2002-03.  He received the College of Engineering Research Award in 1989 and the “Dean’s Award for Educational Innovation” in 2001.  Dr. Boerio was elected a Robert L. Patrick Fellow of The Adhesion Society in 1997 and received the Adhesion Society Award for Excellence in Adhesion Science, sponsored by 3M, in 1999.

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Gregory W Bucks

Assoc Professor - Educator, CEAS - Engineering Education

891 Rhodes Hall


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Whitney B. Gaskins

Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor- Office of Inclusive Excellence & Community Engagement , CEAS - Incl Excellence & Comm Engagmnt

610D Old Chemistry Building


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Nora B Honken

Asst Professor - Educator, CEAS - Engineering Education

620W Old Chemistry Building


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P. K. Imbrie

Professor, Department Head, CEAS - Engineering Education

895A Rhodes Hall


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Jeffrey Kastner

Assoc Professor - Educator, CEAS - Engineering Education

881 Rhodes Hall


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Asst Professor - Educator, CEAS - Engineering Education

819C Old Chemistry Building


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Drew C McAvoy

Professor - Educator, CEAS - Environmental Eng & Science

740 Engineering Research Cntr


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Teri J. Murphy

Professor, CEAS - Engineering Education

620L Old Chemistry Building


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Kathleen A. Ossman

Assoc Professor, CEAS - Engineering Education

887 Rhodes Hall


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Grace Camille Panther

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Rodney D Roseman

Emeritus, CEAS - Engineering Education


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Sheryl Ann Sorby

Professor, CEAS - Engineering Education

620U Old Chemistry Building


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Junqiu Wang

Asst Professor - Educator, CEAS - Engineering Education

811D Old Chemistry Building



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Andrea Lynn Krautle

Executive Staff Assistant, CEAS - Engineering Education

895 Rhodes Hall


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Jordan Kruse

Business Manager, CEAS - Civil & Arch Eng & Const Mgmt

765E Baldwin Hall


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Magnolia Modaress

Program Manager, CEAS - Engineering Education

801K Rhodes Hall


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Jennifer Niese

Program Manager, Engineering Education

801K Rhodes Hall


Affiliated Faculty

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Ronald L Huston

Professor - Adj Research, CEAS - Mechanical Eng

500L Rhodes Hall


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Vesselin N. Shanov

Professor, CEAS - Chemical Eng

580 Engineering Research Cntr


Short Biography.
Vesselin Shanov is a Professor with the Chemical Engineering program at the School of EEBME and the co-founder and co-director of the teaching and research facility NANOWORLD Lab at the University of Cincinnati. He has over 30 years of academic and industrial experience in research and development related to technologies and facilities for processing of advanced materials and thin films.  Dr. Shanov has been a tenured associate professor at the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria, where he also served as an advisor to over 40 graduate students. He has taught eighteen courses at the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria and eighteen courses at the University of Cincinnati. His recent research focuses on synthesis, characterization, processing, and application of nanostructured materials with emphasis on carbon nanotubes, graphene, as well as on biodegradable Mg for medical implants. Applications of his research are in the areas of electronics, aerospace, and nanomedicine. Dr. Shanov has more than 300 scientific publications, including 16 patents, 12 provisional patents, and 5 books, cited in about 3,200 different references. Currently, he collaborates with faculties from UC Colleges of Medicine, Applied Science, and Engineering, Oklahoma State University, North Carolina A&T State University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Hannover Medical School-Germany. The latter 3 universities, along with UC, are involved in the NSF Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials.

Teaching Summary,
  • Taught 25 different courses (listed below) in Materials and Chemical Engineering at two universities; incorporated nanotechnology research into the engineering curricula at UC; teaches advanced topics in Chemical and Materials Engineering in the undergraduate Tech Lab Class, such as: Renewable Energy (Solar Cell, Hydrogen Fuel Cell), Nanotechnology (Carbon Nanotubes and related Nanodevices), Modern Analytical Instrumentation, Vacuum and Plasma Technologies, etc.
  • Considers undergraduate students (UG) research to be a very important tool for teaching engineering, as well as for student retention; works on an individual basis with undergraduate students in the research lab; 3 of my undergraduate students won national aerospace awards for research.
  • Believes teaching through the respected program at UC “Research Experience for Middle and High School Teachers” is a powerful outreach approach that indirectly helps recruit young adults in the field of science and engineering; involved in a 3 year NSF project as Co-PI (Prof. A. Kukreti–PI) and collaborates with Cincinnati School District teachers at UC by teaching a topic on Renewable Energy.
  • Hosts tours of Nanoworld Lab; more than 1,000 students, parents, industry professionals, faculty and Government representatives visit Nanoworld each year; the Nanoworld Lab website is one of the most frequently visited websites at UC.
  • Hosts weekly lab tours at the College for recruiting prospective students which include presentations on the latest achievements in renewable energy, nanotechnology and other science fields.
  • Hosts and teaches in Summer Institute for minority middle and high school students, since 2010.