Engineering dean announces new appointments

HUNTSVILLE, ALA. (August 11, 2011) - The University of Alabama (UAHuntsville) is pleased to announce that Dr. Emil Jovanov and Dr. Jennifer English, have been named to associate dean posts within the College of Engineering.

Dr. Shankar Mahalingam, dean of the College of Engineering (COE), recently made the announcement. ""Drs. Richard Wyskida and Sherri Messimer have provided outstanding service as Associate Deans in the College of Engineering over the last several years. The College looks forward to their continued contributions in research, teaching and service as members of the faculty in the Industrial Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Department," Mahalingam said.

Dr. Emil Jovanov

Dr. Emil Jovanov is the new associate dean for Graduate Education and Research. His appointment was effective July 1. He is an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

He received his Dipl. Ing., MSc, and Ph.D. from the University of Belgrade. His areas of research expertise include real-time and embedded systems, wearable health monitoring, biomedical signal processing, and ubiquitous and mobile computing. He has over 25 years experience in the development and implementation of application specific hardware, software, and systems.

Jovanov is a senior member of IEEE, member of IEEE EMBS Technical Committee on Wearable Biomedical Sensors and Systems, corresponding member of the IEEE Medical Technology Policy Committee (MTPC), and serves as associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine and IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, and as a member of Editorial Board of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.

He has given 40 invited talks and has an impressive record of over 150 peer reviewed publications. Jovanov was awarded the 2010 UAHuntsville College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Award. 

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Dr. Jennifer English

The College of Engineering is also pleased to announce that Dr. Jennifer English will serve as the new associate dean for Undergraduate Affairs. Her appointment became effective this fall.

She is an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. She received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech in May of 2000, and joined the ECE department faculty that same year. Her research interest is rooted in Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) including MEMS fabrication development for micro sensors, wireless sensing in extreme environments, physical health monitoring of mechanical structures, MEMS devices for physically uncloneable functions for information security and MEMS reliability.

English holds several patents with co-investigators including one held jointly with NASA on a MEMS Long Translation Actuator and one with Georgia Tech Research Corporation that has been licensed by a promising bio-medical company in Atlanta.

She has an impressive record of extramural funding, having received over $2 million in research as PI or co-PI from several funding agencies including NASA, DOD, NSF, and AMRDEC and has published in scholarly journals including IEEE and the Institute of Physics. In 2004, English was recognized as the Outstanding Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering. She has been honored with the SGA most outstanding teacher award in the College of Engineering in 2004 and in 2006. English received the UAH Foundation Teaching Award in 2005. 

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