Umer Hassan, a principal faculty member of Rutgers Global Health Institute and an assistant professor in the School of Engineering, was recently awarded a Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence for the 2023–2024 academic year. Rutgers’ Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs grants this award as part of its annual Faculty Year-End Excellence Awards.

Hassan’s award recognizes his outstanding teaching accomplishments in his years at Rutgers, as documented in the evaluation that has led to his recent recommendation for promotion to associate professor, subject to approval by the Board of Governors.

According to the description printed on the award, Hassan was selected for “his mastery of different educational media and his ability to engage students on a wide spectrum of topics related to biomedical technologies; his development of highly relevant course topics focusing on current developments in electrical and biomedical engineering in both academia and industry; and his passion for advising and mentoring students at all levels.”

This year’s Faculty Year-End Excellence Awards ceremony was held on Monday, May 6, at the university president’s house.


Top photo, left to right: Jonathan Holloway, president of Rutgers; Umer Hassan; and Prabhas Moghe, executive vice president for academic affairs.