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Banerjee and Radhakrishnan receive undergraduate teaching awards

10/22/2019

Joseph Park, ECE ILLINOIS

ECE ILLINOIS Assistant Professor Arijit Banerjee and Teaching Assistant Professor Chandrasekhar Radhakrishnan were recently chosen as recipients of departmental teaching awards. 

 

Arijit Banerjee
Arijit Banerjee
Banerjee was chosen to receive the ECE Ronald W. Pratt Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award which recognizes his sustained excellence in undergraduate teaching and his guidance of the undergraduate students.

 

Banerjee received his B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, in 2005 and his M.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Kharagpur, in 2007/ He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016. His primary research area focuses on power and energy systems. 

 

"It is a great honor for me to get recognized by my students and colleagues. I am grateful to all my students, teaching assistants, and graders because learning and teaching is teamwork and everyone adds value to this process," said Banerjee. "In particular, I am grateful to students who took or are taking ECE 464 (Power Electronics). Their motivation to enroll and show up to lectures starting at 8:30 on Monday mornings always inspires me."

 

Chandrasekhar Radhakrishnan
Chandrasekhar Radhakrishnan
Radhakrishnan was awarded the George Anner Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award which recognizes his contributions to the instructional program of ECE ILLINOIS through sustained excellence in teaching and guiding the undergraduate students.

 

The George Anner Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award is given in memoriam of George Anner who was a pioneer in the creation of undergraduate semiconductor fabrication laboratory courses in the 1960s and 70s. Anner also developed ECE 344 and is considered to be a visionary for his push for the department to move into solid-state electronics.

 

"I feel honored that students nominated me for this awards. Students have helped me learn and it is their enthusiasm that makes me strive to improve," said Radhakrishnan. "The award is a reflection of support I have received from faculty and staff in the department. It gives me confidence in continuing to work towards enabling a stimulating, relaxed, and friendly learning environment!"

 

Radhakrishnan received his MS in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University in 2003 and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University in 2010. His primary research area focuses on circuits.