Published on Monday February 23, 2009
Professor Surya Kalidindi and academic and financial coordinator Judy Trachtman were honored at this year's Engineer of the Year banquet on Friday, February 20, 2009 at the Rittenhouse Hotel.
The Outstanding Leadership Award was bestowed upon Kalidindi for his role as Director of the Centralized Research Facilities, as well as his former role as Department Head in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Trachtman received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her almost 40 years of service to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Drexel University.
The Engineer of the Year banquet culminated a weeklong celebration at Drexel of 2009 National Engineers Week. Along with faculty, staff, and alumni honorees, Drexel alumnus and astronaut Christopher Ferguson was honored as Drexel's 2009 Engineer of the Year.