Two academics from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) have been named winners in the Lecturer of the Year: School of Engineering category at the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) Students' awards.
Professor Peter Green and Dr Cheng (Gus) Zhang could not be separated by the judges and were jointly awarded first place.
Dr Laith Danoon and Dr Liam Marsh received Distinguished Achievement Awards in the same category, and Dr Ogi Marjanovic received a commendation from the panel. Each of these members of staff are lecturers in EEE, and four of the top five places went to academics from the Department. Eight out of the ten special awards in this category were also awarded between these members of academic staff.
EEE academics also received awards for Excellence in Research Supervision, with Dr Alexandru Stancu awarded runner up, and Dr Liam Marsh receiving second runner up.
The awards were hosted by the Chemistry PASS (Peer-assisted Study Sessions) team, and featured several categories for which students were able to nominate lecturers and other staff who they felt were deserving of recognition.
They followed further recognition for teaching in EEE in May, when Dr Robin Preece and Dr Liam Marsh received nominations for Faculty Teacher of the Year.
Students rightly expect high-quality teaching - more interesting and easy-to-digest lecture notes, and more effective and timely feedback. More important than ever, our role is to guide the students through autonomously learning in this Information Age.
I am so grateful to receive this award, and to be part of a great group at The University of Manchester, with so many amazing students and colleagues.