Distinguished TeachersMichael Bruce-Lockhart
Michael Bruce-Lockhart is one of two professors from the faculty recently honored with teaching awards from the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador. He received the Teaching Award, which recognizes an exemplary contribution by an individual in the area of engineering and/or geoscience education, assessing teaching effectiveness, contributions to education, service to students, professional practice, and service to peers. Professor Bruce-Lockhart was Memorial's first professor to specialize in computer and digital technology. He is involved in developing curricula and teaching, and has been a member of the faculty since 1971.
Dr. John Quaicoe
Dr. John Quaicoe has been a professor of electrical and computer engineering in the faculty for the past twenty years. He was designated a recipient of the President's Distinguished Teaching Award (2001). In addition, he was also awarded the Outstanding Engineer Educator Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Canada in 2002. The award was presented to Dr. Quaicoe in recognition of his "contributions to engineering education, commitment to student learning and growth, and sustained accomplishment as an effective and caring educator." In his time at Memorial, he has been the chair of the electrical engineering discipline, acting associate dean (research and graduate studies) and as of September 2002, Dr. Quaicoe has been the associate dean (undergraduate studies).
Dr. Leonard Lye
Winner of the 2003 President's Award for Distinguished Teaching, Dr. Leonard Lye often goes above and beyond his teaching, research and administrative responsibilities. The President's Award for Distinguished Teaching recognizes teaching excellence in the university community. "The award is of course a great honour for any university professor and I am no different. It means a lot to me, it means that my teaching is appreciated, and it is a great motivator for me to continue in my search for better and better teaching approaches and techniques." At Memorial since 1987, Dr. Lye teaches civil engineering. He is also the recipient of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador Teaching Award (2001).
Dr. Hesham Marzouk
Dr. Hesham Marzouk received the Teaching Award from the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2001. This award recognizes an exemplary contribution by an individual in the areas of engineering and/or geoscience education. The citation states that Dr. Marzouk "has proven to be an outstanding faculty member. His research is excellent and he teaches a wide range of subjects related to strength of materials and structural engineering. His years of experience in consulting prior to taking up an academic career have made him particularly valuable to the faculty because he is able to relate theory to practice and to illustrate his lectures with significant examples from real life." Dr. Marzouk joined Memorial in 1986 after 10 years in industry.
Dr. Rangaswamy Seshadri
Dr. Rangaswamy Seshadri is a recipient of the Teaching Award by the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador in recognition of his significant contribution to engineering education. Dr. Seshadri moved to Newfoundland in 1993 to take up the position of dean of the faculty and in 2002, he assumed the Research Chair in Asset Integrity Management. During his tenure as Dean, Dr. Seshadri introduced a number of new options to the engineering program, including: oil and gas engineering; computer engineering, within the Electrical and Computer Engineering discipline; manufacturing and robotics, within Mechanical Engineering, and he established a number of chairs, including the Terra Nova Junior Chair in Environmental Risk Management, and the Senior and Junior Research Chairs in Intelligent Systems and Automation.