Dimitriy Garmatyuk Receives Outstanding Teaching Award

Dimitriy poses with his award and IEEE personnel.

Dimitriy Garmatyuk recently received the C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award from the Eta Kappa Nu chapter of IEEE.

The award recognizes the central and crucial role of college professors in training and motivating future electrical and computer engineers.

Dr. Garmatyuk received the award for his “for outstanding teaching performance, demonstrating exemplary ability in conveying understanding of complex material to his students while also stimulating deep interest in the subject matter.” 

He developed an electromagnets curriculum at Miami University. He received a grant which helped to establish and equip a new laboratory and become the teaching venue for electromagnetics-related classes and senior design projects. 

In 2009-10, Dr. Garmatyuk co-advised a multi-disciplinary team of ECE and Mechanical Engineering students who investigated the feasibility of a novel low-power water desalination method based upon EM for use in remote regions. As part of the project the team traveled to Ghana to assess the sites and project’s applicability.

Practically all the courses Dr. Garmatyuk teaches have this strong project component, which is a central part of his teaching philosophy - Project Based Learning (PBL). Dr. Garmatyuk also continues to engage students in his research, which currently focuses on software-defined ultra-wideband radar sensors for autonomous platforms. 

The award is given by the IEEE Educational Activities Board and Board of Governors of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu. IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. [Source]