Bhattacharya Receives Withrow Teaching Excellence Award

April 21, 2022

IIT-affiliated faculty member, Dr. Sudin Bhattacharya, received the Withrow Teaching Excellence Award in Biomedical Engineering from the College of Engineering.

Students in the MSU College of Engineering nominate their favorite faculty members for the highly prized annual Withrow Teaching Excellence Awards. The teaching distinction is for distinguished service to the university and the student body. The honors are part of the annual Withrow Endowed Award program, which was established through a gift from Jack Withrow (BS, MECH EGR, ’54; MBA ’71) and Dottie Withrow (BA, speech therapy and elementary education, ’55). The awards were presented on Monday, March 21, during a banquet at the University Club.

Bhattacharya is an assistant professor in the department of Biomedical Engineering and the department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. He is a recognized scholar in cellular and computational toxicology and an innovative teacher who effectively transfers knowledge gained through his creative research to students. His pioneering research has been funded by multiple federal grants, including NIH R01 and US EPA STAR. He has been an educator and innovator in MSU’s new Department of Biomedical Engineering since 2017. He has provided an exceptional learning environment and enthusiasm for the material taught in the BME 891 (graduate level). Students compliment his availability and his offers to help after class. His lectures integrate frontier biological concepts with computational studies seamlessly. Students say he is very knowledgeable and organizes his lectures well. His recent student rating is 4.0 (on a 1‐4 scale, with 4 being the best). Students like his lectures, and they appreciate his “tremendous effort." 

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