Volker Sick, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Mechanical Engineering and DTE Energy Professor of Advanced Energy Research, has received the Ralph Coats Roe Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. This award recognizes a mechanical engineering educator who is an outstanding teacher and who has made notable professional contributions in any of a variety of ways for at least a decade.
Dr. Sick’s research focuses on accelerating deployments of CO2-utilization technologies that will innovate existing infrastructure and manufacturing processes, thereby finding sustainable solutions to help address the climate crisis, and on developing and applying optical measurement techniques to diagnose diseases of the human eye. He is the Director of the Global CO2 Initiative and Faculty Director at the Center for Entrepreneurship.
“I am humbled to receive the 2023 Ralph Coats Roe Award that recognizes my work as an educator at the University of Michigan,” said Dr. Sick. “I am grateful for the continuing freedom that faculty and students are given here to develop and introduce new ways of learning to facilitate the transition from academia to applications.”
Dr. Sick was nominated for the Ralph Coats Roe Award by Panos Papalambros, James B. Angell Distinguished University Professor Emeritus and Donald C. Graham Professor Emeritus of Engineering.