Dr. Patrick Shamberger, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the New Materials Educator Award from the materials division of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).
Shamberger, who is also the undergraduate degree program director in the department, was nominated for the award by Dr. Ibrahim Karaman, head of the department. The award recognizes exceptional achievements in materials science engineering education made by early career professionals.
“The nomination package submitted by Professor Ibrahim Karaman was very impressive and distinguished you out of a large number of highly qualified nominees for the award,” wrote the committee. “We were particularly impressed with your highly-viewed video lecture series available on YouTube, your work in establishing an undergraduate minor in materials science at Texas A&M University, your leadership in developing a new Bachelor of Science curriculum and your work in engineering education research.
Shamberger will receive the award at the ASEE annual conference this June in Columbus, Ohio. He has also been invited to give an honorary lecture about his experience in materials education engineering.
Shamberger has been a faculty member since 2013 and received his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Washington. His research interests include science and engineering of phase transitions, functional materials, thermal energy storage, transport and conversion. He is actively involved in undergraduate science and engineering education and mentoring.