Assistant Professor Julian Rimoli has been selected for the newly created Goizueta Early Career Professorship, a rotating three-year position.
In his announcement of the selection earlier this week, Georgia Tech Provost Rafael L. Bras commended Rimoli for having the "potential to become an international leader in your field."
"We expect that the support provided by the Goizueta Foundation Junior Professorship will be used to further develop your educational and scholarly programs," Bras added.
Bras's sentiments were echoed by AE Chair Vigor Yang.
"In Julian RImoli, we have a faculty whose intense intellectual rigor is matched by an infectious enthusiasm for teaching. These are qualities that Dr. Rimoli's colleagues have long recognized and appreciated.They are also welcomed by the many students who seek out Dr. Rimoli for guidance and inspiration."
Funds made available through the professorship will enable Rimoli to both advance his career and support his service to the academic community. An ardent advocate for STEM outreach to under-represented communities, Rimoli said he is pleased to have the additional support.
"You cannot underestimate the need to forge a pipeline between the resources that Georgia Tech has to offer and the many smart, deserving students who are expressing interest in the sciences," he said. "This will allow me to be more effective in reaching them."
Throughout the three-year term of the professorship, Rimoli will work closely with Goizueta Chaired Professor Dr. Carlos Santamarina and GT Hispanic Programs Director Jorge Breton to improve the Institute's recruitment and mentorship of Hispanic/Latino students.
Dr. Rimoli's research interests lie within the broad field of computational solid mechanics with a particular focus on aerospace applications. Over the past year Rimoli has gained much notoriety and respect for "Truss Me!" an educational app that he developed to help his students gain a more intuitive understanding of truss behavior. In May, the app was officially adopted into the curriculum of the prestitious ETH-Zurich.
A graduate of CalTech, Rimoli is a member of AIAA, ASME, and USACM. He is ther recipient of the Donald W. Douglas Prize Fellowship, the Ernest E. Sechler Memorial Award in Aeroanutics, and the James Clerk Maxwell Young Writers Prize. Earlier this year, he was chosen for the Lockheed Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching.