Adam Fontecchio

Dir CASTLE Vice Dean Graduate College
Drexel University

Dr. Adam Fontecchio is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Drexel University and is Vice-Dean of the Graduate College. He is the inaugural Director of the Center for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning Excellence (CASTLE), has served as Vice-Chair of the IEEE Philadelphia Section, and is a member of the IEEE-USA K-12 STEM Literacy Committee. His research focuses on the area of nanophotonics. He has served as PI or Co-PI on >$20M in sponsored research funding, and authored >100 peer-reviewed papers. He was selected as the 2015 Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year, and is also the recipient of a NASA New Investigator Award, the Drexel Graduate Student Association Outstanding Mentor Award, the Drexel University ECE Outstanding Research Achievement Award and the International Liquid Crystal Society Multimedia Prize.

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