Engineering Panel

Ron Laue
Assistant Dean
Washington University in St. Louis, MO

    Ron Laue has served as the Director of the Engineering Dual Degree (3/2) Program at Washington University in St. Louis since 2011. Prior to coming to WashU, he served in various roles in student affairs and academic support initiatives at Stephens College, University of Missouri – Columbia, and Truman State University. He received his BA in Business from Juniata College, and his PhD in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri – Columbia. Ron’s interests include the process of leveraging key value-added skills from a liberal education (creativity, communication, and lateral thinking to name a few) to an engineering curriculum.

Alexander Hartov
Research Professor of Engineering & former Director of M.S. and Ph.D. Program
Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, NH

    Alexander Hartov teaches and previously directed engineering programs at Dartmouth College, where he also graduated with a MS (1988) and a PhD in Engineering Sciences in 1991. His own His research interests are: biomedical engineering, medical imaging, electrical impedance tomography, image-guided surgery, cryosurgery, ultrasound, and multi-modality imaging. Some of his current research projects include: combined ultrasound and electrical impedance tomography (EIT), Electrical impedance imaging for breast and prostate cancer screening, and fluorescence-guided & image-guided neurosurgery.

Paul Strykowski
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
College of Science & Engineering, University of Minnesota, MN

    Paul Strykowski is a Morse Alumni professor and is the recipient of George Taylor-IT Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award, SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award and George Taylor Career Development Award. His research examines both the fundamental physics and applied fluid mechanics of nonreacting and reacting free shear flows. Studies include transitional and turbulent free shear flows experiencing density variation, curvature, compressibility, and heat release. Particular attention is paid to the underlying local and global stability characteristics of the shear flow and the extent to which these features impact flow control. Spatio-temporal stability theory is used to understand flow receptivity, most notably in scenarios where absolute and convective instability dictate flow dynamics. Flow conditions range from low-speed liquid flows to high-speed compressible gas flows.