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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 weekly. 

Latest profiles

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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Fei Chiang is an assistant professor in the Department of Computing and Software and served as the inaugural Associate Director of McMaster’s MacData Institute. In her Fresh Faces spotlight she talks about the influence her father has made on her career path, her work on improving data quality and her love of tennis. 

On her father’s influence

My dad has had a big influence on my life. He came to Canada from India and didn’t have many opportunities, and worked very hard, like many immigrants to Canada. For my siblings and I, he instilled the importance of education not only for opening up opportunities, but to learn about different people, and cultures and to be open minded.

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Jennifer Bauman is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Her research focuses on the electrification of transportation, working to develop new technologies that improve vehicle design, reduce costs and ease the integration of electrical vehicles into society. She has been with McMaster since September 2016.

On what makes her proud about her work

Even though I didn’t become an environmental engineer, I’m proud that my work, even as an electrical engineer, is benefitting the environment.

I hope that in my work I also get to be a positive influence on undergrad and grad students. My students say they enjoy being in my research group and they enjoy having me as their supervisor, so I feel like we’re building good relationships, which makes coming to work a positive experience.

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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. 

Fresh Faces: André Phillion

November 6, 2018 /  Department News

Fresh Faces: André Phillion

Welcome to Fresh Faces. In this series, we’re highlighting over 40 engineering faculty members, all hired in the last five years, who are doing interesting and innovative things in the lab and the classroom.

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