Niaz Latif is the Dean of the School of Technology at Purdue University, Calumet (PUC). He is also the Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Research and Graduate Studies at PUC. Latif served as an Assistant Dean for Statewide Technology Administration in the College of Technology at Purdue University, West Lafayette, before joining Purdue University, Calumet, on July 1, 2007. He is the Principal Investigator of the 2010 NSF-ATE grant “Meeting workforce needs of Mechatronics Technicians.”
Mohammad A. Zahraee, Ph.D., P.E., is a professor of mechanical engineering technology and Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies at Purdue University, Calumet. Zahraee has authored and co-authored a large number of papers and conference proceedings in the areas of mechanical engineering technology education and sssessment, as well as technical papers in the areas of structural and mechanical vibrations. He is a past recipient of the ASME Ben C. Spark Medal, the SME Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, and the Merl K. Miller Award for best paper in computers in Engineering Journal. A TAC of ABET National Chair in 2009, he served ABET as a volunteer in capacities of Program Evaluator, Commissioner, Chair Elect, and National Chair for more than 18 years.
Aco Sikoski completed his bachelor's of science in electrical engineering in June of 1990, majoring in industrial control. After completing his course work at the University of Kiril I Metodi, Skopje, Macedonia, he transferred to the United States in 1991, where he continued his engineering education at Purdue University. He obtained a master's of science degree in engineering in 2003. In the meantime, he worked as a project engineer for an engineering consulting company and as an adjunct faculty at Ivy Tech Community College. Intermittently, Sikoski has performed consulting for various institutions and organizations. In 1997, he started his career at Ivy Tech Community College, where he stayed until present. First, he started as an instructor in design technology and then as a Dean of the School of Technology. Sikoski has worked with NSF grants and projects as a Co-PI. Sikoski also served as an ATMAE Evaluator.
Branislav Rosul completed his bachelor's of science in mechanical engineering in Feb. of 1984, majoring in control systems. Soon after, he started to work as an instrumentation engineer in Teleoptic, Belgrade, where he stayed for three years working on the instrumentation design and as a Project Engineer. During that time, he worked on instrumentation and technology development of various industrial processes, from food to petrochemical and still industry. Academically, he continued on toward the master of science in electrical engineering at University of Belgrade. After completing his course work at the Belgrade University, he transferred to the United States in 1987, where he continued his work in the Controls area and robotics at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He obtained a master's and then a doctorate in the area of robot control and modeling of multibody systems in 1997 at the same school. In the meantime, he
worked as an instructor at Oakton Community College and the University of Illinois. Occasionally, Rosul has performed consulting for various institutions and organizations. In 1992, he started his career at the College of DuPage, where he stayed until present. First, as an instructor in electro-mechanical technology and manufacturing technology and then as a coordinator in electronics technology. In addition to practical engineering experience, Rosul has significant teaching and research background. As a PI and Co-PI, Rosul has extensively worked with NSF on several grants and projects. Currently, Rosul serves as an ABET evaluator for IEEE society.
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