MEMS Distinguished Professor Peyman Givi among 2022 Provost's Distinguished Doctoral Mentor Award Recipients
The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring recognizes outstanding mentors who have the greatest impact on students seeking research doctorate degrees.
Up to four awards are presented each year and come with a $2,500 prize to the graduate faculty member.
This year’s awardees included:
- Peyman Givi, Swanson School of Engineering
- Jeremy Levy, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
- Beatriz Luna, School of Medicine
- Charles Perfetti, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
The group was honored publicly March 30 in the William Pitt Union at an event hosted by Provost Ann E. Cudd. This marked the seventeenth year for the award.
About Dr. Givi
Dr. Peyman Givi is Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the James T. MacLeod Professor in Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Previously he held the rank of University Distinguished Professor in Aerospace Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he received the Professor of the Year Award by Tau Beta Pi (2002). He also worked as a Research Scientist at the Flow Industries, Inc. in Seattle. Dr. Givi has had frequent visiting appointments at the NASA Langley & Glenn (Lewis) centers, and received the NASA's Public Service Medal (2005). He is amongst the first 15 engineering faculty nationwide who received the White House Presidential Faculty Fellowship from President George Bush. He also received the Young Investigator Award of the Office of Naval Research, and the Presidential Young Investigator Award of the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Givi is the Deputy Editor of AIAA Journal, member of the editorial boards of Computers & Fluids, Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics; the Open Aerospace Engineering Journal, an Associate Editor of Journal of Combustion; and a past advisory board member of Progress in Energy and Combustion Science. He received his Ph.D. from the Carnegie Mellon University (PA), and BE (Summa Cum Laude) from the Youngstown State University (OH), where he was named the 2004 Phi Kappa Phi Distinguished Alumnus, and the 2012 STEM College Outstanding Alumnus. Dr. Givi has achieved Fellow status in AAAS, AIAA, APS, and ASME; and was designated as ASME's Engineer of the Year 2007 in Pittsburgh.