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College of Engineering Welcomes 2016-17 Faculty Cohort

August 24, 2016

The College of Engineering welcomes thirteen new faculty to Moscow and UI Engineering in Boise for the 2016-17 academic year.

Several new faculty in Moscow will support the college's focus in cyber physical control systems and cybersecurity in general. Vishal Saxena has been appointed the new Micron Endowed Professor in Microelectronics. Formerly of Boise State University, Saxena is a recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award and was recently named one of Idaho's Accomplished Under 40 by the Idaho Business Review.

New engineering faculty in Moscow

  • Sarah Wu, Assistant Professor, Biological Engineering

  • Matthew Bernards, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering

  • Gautam Kumar, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering

  • Marshall Ma, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

  • Jia Song, Research Assistant Professor, Computer Science

  • Michael Wilder, Clinical Assistant Professor, Computer Science

  • Yacine Chakhchoukh, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Vishal Saxena, Associate Professor, Micron Endowed Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Zouheir Rezki, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Sameh Sorour, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

New engineering faculty in Boise

  • Rohan Benjanker, Research Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering

  • Andrew Tranmer, Research Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering

  • Sandy Lieske, Lecturer, Engineering Management

"Our new faculty bring a breadth of talent and expertise to strengthen our teaching, research, and outreach mission," said Larry Stauffer, Dean of the College of Engineering. "We have a tradition of providing students with strong fundamentals, hands-on learning, and exceptional design and research opportunities. I am confident our new faculty will carry on this tradition."

Learn more about UI Engineering's new faculty at www.uidaho.edu/engr/our-people.

About the University of Idaho

The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho’s land-grant, national research university. From its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, nine research and Extension centers, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. Home to nearly 12,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky Conference. Learn more at uidaho.edu