Penn Engineering 2017 Teaching Awards
The recipients of the annual Penn Engineering teaching and advising awards are selected directly by Penn Engineering students after thoughtful consideration. The School is filled with gifted educators who inspire students with their dedication and excellence.
The S. Reid Warren, Jr. Award
Daeyeon Lee, Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been awarded the S. Reid Warren, Jr. Award, which is presented annually by the undergraduate student body and the Engineering Alumni Society in recognition of outstanding service in stimulating and guiding the intellectual and professional development of undergraduate students.
Dr. Lee received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 2001 from Seoul National University. He then went on to earn a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“Dr. Lee has been incredibly helpful to me throughout my career, both academically and professionally,” one of his students remarked. “He is one of the most personable and skilled professors that I’ve had at Penn.”
Learn more about Dr. Lee by visiting his faculty profile.
Ford Motor Company Award for Faculty Advising
David Pope, Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, has been awarded the Ford Motor Company Award for Faculty Advising. The award recognizes dedication to helping students realize their educational, career and personal goals.
Dr. Pope received his B.S. in Applied Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1961. He then went on to earn M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science from the California Institute of Technology in 1962 and 1967, respectively.
“Dr. Pope is a professor that understands the value of guidance and provides it in a way that it cultivates our learning,” one of Dr. Pope’s students noted. “Through his influence, we’re often inspired to discover the answers to our own questions.”
Learn more about Dr. Pope by visiting his faculty profile.
Hatfield Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Lecturer and Practice Professor Track
Mahadevan Khantha, Senior Lecturer in Materials Science and Engineering, has been awarded the Hatfield Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Lecturer and Practice Professor Track. The award recognizes outstanding teaching ability, dedication to innovative undergraduate instruction, and exemplary service to the School in consistently inspiring students in the engineering and scientific profession.
Dr. Khantha earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics in 1979 and 1981 from the University of Madras. She then went on to earn a Ph.D. in Physics in 1985 from the Indian Institute of Technology.
“One of the best things about Dr. Khantha is that she is always accessible to answer questions and willing to re-explain a concept in different methods,” one of her students wrote. “She’s truly dedicated to ensuring that students are understanding the material being taught.”
Learn more about Dr. Khantha by visiting her faculty profile.