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BATTEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLGY HOLDS ANNUAL CELEBRATION THURSDAY

The Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology will host its annual celebration from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in Kaufman Hall. The celebration will honor the college's corporate circle partners, its advisory board, and also formally introduce two new endowed professors. The event is by invitation only.

After the reception, Dean Oktay Baysal and Provost Thomas Isenhour will give brief remarks, and major donors will be recognized by having their names added to the Wall of Honor in Kaufman Hall. New faculty members Helmut Baumgart and Ali Beskok will share the evening's spotlight.

Baumgart, the Virginia Microelectronics Consortium Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is an expert in the fields of microelectronic research and nanotechnology. A former Fulbright Scholar, he has also worked for IBM and Infineon.

Beskok, the Batten Professor of Computational Engineering in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, came to ODU in January 2007 from Texas A&M University. His areas of expertise include aerospace engineering, which he teaches, and electrokinetic transport.

This article was posted on: October 26, 2007

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