James Van de Ven

James Van de Ven headshot
Mechanical Engineering
College of Science & Engineering
Twin Cities

Award Year
2024
University Award
Distinguished Teachers Morse-Alumni

James Van de Ven has made a lasting impact on the Mechanical Engineering graduate program through revising the graduate curriculum, introducing a new Ph.D. Qualifying Exam format, recruiting diverse students, and building a supportive graduate community. He serves as a leader in graduate education by actively engaging students in flipped classrooms. His active research program focuses on industry-academic partnerships to create societal impact while educating the next generation of innovators in a supportive environment.