Dr. Margaret Mathison joined the faculty this fall as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering. She completed her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University and her doctoral degree in mechanical engineering at Purdue University. Her teaching and research interests are in building energy efficiency.
was chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, a post he held twice (from 1993–2002 and 2007–11). Dr. Christopher Foley, professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, became chair of the newly named Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering on July 1.
Schmit promoted Dr. Brian Schmit, Eng ’88, associate professor of biomedical engineering and co-director of the Falk Neurorehabilitation Engineering Research Center, was promoted to professor of biomedical engineering effective in fall 2011. Schmit joined the college’s faculty in 2000. She entered the direct Ph.D. program at Purdue immediately after her undergraduate work and pursued her interest in the thermal sciences through research at the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories under the guidance of Drs. James Braun and Eckhard Groll. Mathison has published three archival journal papers, three conference papers and a newsletter article based on her research.
Wenzel retires, Foley named chair Dr. Thomas H. Wenzel, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, began his career at Marquette in 1975 and retired at the end of June. At the time, he
His research is dedicated to advancing knowledge in neural engineering and rehabilitation of those with neural disabilities. Specific interests include spinal cord injury, human neurophysiology, neurorehabilitation, instrumentation and biomechanics. The Falk Neurorehabilitation Engineering Research Center investigates optimal intervention strategies for movement therapy. R&D activities range from basic science, such as neuromuscular adaptive mechanisms, to the development and evaluation of innovative therapeutic intervention strategies.
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