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Fresh Faces

Welcome to Fresh Faces. We’re highlighting more than 40 McMaster Engineering faculty members, all hired within the last five years, who are doing interesting and innovative things in the lab and the classroom. New profiles will be added bi-weekly. 

Latest profiles

Drew Higgins is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. In his Fresh Faces spotlight, he talks about his love of the wilderness, his idea of perfect happiness and the connection between chemical engineering and hockey.

On his idea of perfect happiness

The second component on my idea of perfect happiness is doing something that you find to be rewarding. For me, it’s contributing to the mission of our research program — achieving sustainability of the energy and transportation sectors; while also enabling students to achieve their professional and personal goals in life, whatever those may be. 

 

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Zahra K. Motamed is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In her Fresh Faces spotlight, she talks about the most fascinating thing about her research, the greatest journey she's ever taken and the refreshing reason that she loves working with students so much.

On the greatest journey she's ever taken

The greatest journey that I have ever had, and I am still having, is the inner journey that I have within myself to find unexplored area of my own self and understand it better. This journey has always had huge impact on my personal life, my research, my teaching and my relationships with my colleagues and students.

 

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Neslihan Dogan is an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. In her Fresh Faces spotlight, Neslihan talks about her Turkish roots, passions outside of McMaster, pursuing metallurgy and the hidden talents of dessert chefs.

On the happiest day of her life (so far)

One of them is the day I got married; the other day is my PhD graduation. For me, it was very, very special. And the reason for the PhD celebration, of course, after four years of hard work, you get your degree. But it was so special that my parents came all the way from Turkey when I was in Australia. My very best friends were with me as well, so I had important people celebrating me and we went for a beautiful dinner.

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All Profiles

Fresh Faces: Drew Higgins

July 16, 2019 /  Department News

Fresh Faces: Drew Higgins

Welcome to Fresh Faces. In this series, we highlight new faculty members who are doing interesting and innovative things in the lab and the classroom.

Fresh Faces: Neslihan Dogan

February 11, 2019 /  Department News

Fresh Faces: Neslihan Dogan

Neslihan Dogan is an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. In her Fresh Faces spotlight, Neslihan talks about her Turkish roots, passions outside of McMaster, pursuing metallurgy and the hidden talents of dessert chefs.

Fresh Faces: Li Xi

November 26, 2018 /  Department News

Fresh Faces: Li Xi

In 2013, Li Xi landed his dream job as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at McMaster. In his Fresh Faces spotlight he discusses his upbringing in Suzhou, China, the rewards of connecting with students and decoding experiments on polymer materials. 

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