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Meredith Silberstein, Assistant Professor, Mills Family Faculty Fellow along with Alan Zehnder, Professor
win the College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award (Cornell University) 2018 for their strong teaching and excellent revamping of the undergraduate solids curriculum.
Meredith Silberstein, Assistant Professor, Mills Family Faculty Fellow along with Alan Zehnder, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering both win the College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award (Cornell University) 2018 for their strong teaching and excellent revamping of the undergraduate solids curriculum. Prof. Silberstein's teaching award donated by Sonny Yau '72 and Prof. Zehnder received the Dennis G. Shepherd Prize.
Meredith Silberstein received her PhD in June 2011 from the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering with a major in solid mechanics and a minor in energy. Afterward, she served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, investigating mechanochemically active materials.
Alan Zehnder received his doctorate in mechanical engineering with a minor in materials science from the California Institute of Technology. He stayed on as a postdoctoral research fellow for one year, and joined the Cornell faculty in 1988. In 1993 he was the faculty member in residence in Hamburg, Germany, for the Cornell Engineering Abroad program. He was a visiting Professor at Caltech in the 1996-97 academic year. In summer of 1998 he served as a Senior Faculty Fellow at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Carderock, Maryland. In 2004 he was a Guest Professor at the Vienna University of Technology. He also served as Associate Dean for Diversity and Faculty Development in the College of Engineering. Zehnder is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Society for Experiment Mechanics.