Three Professors Selected For AAUP Awards

By Claire Galvin, UConn School of Engineering Manager of Communications and Digital Strategy

John Chandy

Three professors from the School of Engineering have been recognized for their achievements by the University of Connecticut chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

“It is with immense pleasure that I congratulate John, Junbo and Yi,” said School of Engineering Dean Kazem Kazerounian. “Our faculty are our best assets and they work hard to instruct, lead and advise our undergraduate and graduate students.”

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Head and Professor John Chandy earned the Service Excellence award.

Junbo Zhao

Two other awards were given to Engineering faculty. Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Junbo Zhao and Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Yi Zhang both earned the Excellence in Research and Creativity: Early Career award.

Yi Zhang

These professors were selected by the UConn-AAUP Excellence Awards Committee for their outstanding work. The UConn-AAUP awards began in 1997 to showcase academic excellence within the university.

Kazerounian said he appreciated the AAUP’s recognition of these three School of Engineering faculty.

“Our faculty are skilled in designing curriculum to inspire the next generation of engineers,” Kazerounian said. “I’m grateful to the association for making these careful selections.”

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