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Todd BrownAssistant Professor Todd Brown joined the department of civil, environmental, and biomedical engineering. He holds an undergraduate degree in hydrology and a master’s in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire. Through his more than 30-year career at Tighe & Bond and the U.S. Army, he has gained broad experience with investigation and remediation of contaminated sites, biosolids dewatering and drying, regulatory compliance, industrial and municipal wastewater treatment, wastewater collection system and pump station design, combined sewer overflow planning and treatment projects, water distribution system design, dam and spillway repairs, storm water management, air pollution, odor control, and building demolition.

Paul SlabochPaul Slaboch joined the faculty as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering following four years as an assistant professor and director of the master of mechanical engineering program at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington, and visiting assistant professor at Shanghai Normal University in Shanghai, China. He was an aerospace engineer at USDOT Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Mass., and worked in the propulsion division at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. While at St. Martin’s, he worked on thermal modeling of computer components, aircraft wake turbulence mitigation, active control of flow-excited resonators, and the fluid mechanics of open rotor propulsion systems.

Kiwon SohnKiwon Sohn joined the faculty as assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering. He holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from Drexel University, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Kyungpook National University in South Korea. He was a founding member and a lead researcher of Drones and Autonomous Systems Lab at the University of Nevada. His primary research direction has focused on application of interdisciplinary technologies for complex robotic systems. Sohn is interested in continuing his research in advanced robotic systems such as humanoids with a focus of vehicle driving, material handling, and human-robot-interaction. He is also looking forward to offering various classes in robotics, computer vision, and machine learning.

Kamau WrightAssistant Professor Kamau Wright joined the department of mechanical engineering after earning a PhD and master’s in mechanical engineering and mechanics from Drexel University, as well as a bachelor’s degree from Howard University. He has also taught at Stevens Institute of Technology. While at Drexel, he was awarded a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)-sponsored HBCU STEM Fellowship and an NSF Graduate STEM Fellowship in K-12 Education. He specializes in thermal and fluid sciences, and plasma engineering, and his research interests include applications of high voltage plasma discharges to liquids and waste waters, fouling prevention for heat exchangers, oxidation of organic matter in water, and inactivation of bacteria using high voltage plasmas.

Visiting Assistant Professors

Hernan Castaneda Hernan Castaneda Enrico Obst
Hernan Castaneda Ali Kosa Enrico Obst

CETA is proud to bring three visiting professors to the college this academic year.
Hernan Castaneda M’16, Department of Civil, Biomedical, and Environmental Engineering
Ali Kosa M’16, Samuel I. Ward Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Enrico Obst M’16, Department of Mechanical Engineering