Engineering faculty members receive promotion

Writer: Kristen Sullivan

New Mexico State University College of Engineering faculty and staff attended a recognition ceremony for faculty who were promoted.

Young Lee, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was promoted to associate professor. Lee also received tenure. Lee has developed two aerospace engineering classes that are now part of the aerospace core curriculum. In addition, Lee developed a senior level elective for mechanical engineering. Lee has graduated one doctoral student and two master’s students.

Kenny Stevens, from the Department of Engineering Technology and Surveying Engineering, was promoted to full professor. Stevens received the Roush Award for Teaching Excellence, the Foreman Faculty Award and the American Society of Civil Engineers Exceptional Faculty Adviser Award. Stevens serves as the faculty sponsor for the concrete canoe team and as the lead advisers for the Engineering Without Boundaries service learning program.

“These professors have demonstrated a strong passion and enthusiasm for their respective fields. They have been valuable assets to their departments and to the College of Engineering as a whole,” Ricardo B. Jacquez, dean of the College of Engineering, said.

Hansuk Sohn, from the Department of Industrial Engineering, was promoted to associate professor. Sohn has published six journal articles and three additional works. Sohn has received $250,000 in external funds. Sohn has graduated three master’s students and is currently supervising seven doctoral students.

Hongmei Luo, from the Department of Chemical Engineering, received tenure and was promoted to associate professor. Luo has published 35 journal papers while at NMSU. She has received a total of $1.3 million from external funding. Luo is the editor for the Journal of Nanotechnology.

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