Kumar Singh wins both teaching and research awards

Kumar Singh recognized at commencement

Singh receiving the CEC Outstanding         
Teaching Excellence Award. From left
to right: Tim Cameron, Kumar Singh,
and Marek Dollár 
For the first time in fourteen years a professor has won both the CEC Outstanding Research Award and the CEC Outstanding Teaching Excellence Award. This faculty member is Kumar Singh, associate professor in the mechanical & manufacturing engineering department, who has been with Miami University since 2006.

According to the CEC Research Award Committee, consisting of the last three winners of the award—Chi-Hao Cheng, Justin Saul, and Fazeel Khan—they chose to honor Singh “for his consistent achievements in the area of analysis of theoretical and experimental inverse eigenvalue problems that can be applied in areas of vibration, aeroelastic control, composites, polymeric materials, and rotor-dynamics.”

He was also recognized at the 2017 CEC Graduation Ceremony as the winner of the Arthur Olson Generational Teaching Award. Students appreciated the way that Singh challenged them to think critically and globally and to discover solutions using unconventional thinking processes. Singh has mentored numerous students through independent research and senior capstone projects, and has written ten articles with student co-authors.

By Paige Smith