Exchanges in Germany - Instructor

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Instructors and Program Support

Track 1: Chemical Engineering

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Roland Faller

Roland Faller got his physics diplom for University of Bayreuth, Germany and his doctorate in physics from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in 2000 for work done at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. After a postdoc in Wisconsin he joined UC Davis in 2002 where he currently serves as department chair of Chemical Engineering. He has published over 120 papers in the area of molecular simulations. He regularly hosts visiting students from all over the world.

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Eugenia Luu

Eugenia Luu is the Undergraduate Programs Coordinator in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. She provides holistic advising services to undergraduate students that include academic planning, referrals to campus services, policy interpretation and delivery, and progress to degree. Eugenia also reviews impact of faculty proposals in undergraduate curriculum, policy changes, and course planning.

Track 2: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Barbara S. Linke

Barbara Linke got her mechanical engineering diplom and doctorate at the RWTH Aachen University. She worked for 8 years as research associate at the university, still has strong ties to her alma mater and taught a course on sustainable manufacturing in Aachen in 2016. She regularly hosts visiting students from Aachen in her lab at UC Davis. The university stands out with high-tech, modern industrial equipment in all engineering disciplines, great industry collaborators, and alumni in all major companies around the world.

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C.P. “Case” van Dam

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Pamela Kisting, M.Ed.

Pamela Kisting is the Undergraduate Program Coordinator and Advisor for the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. She oversees, manages and provides comprehensive academic advising including degree requirements, course selection and resource referrals, assessment in accordance with ABET accreditation criteria, curriculum management and academic program development, planning and implementation for the department’s two undergraduate majors, Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Science and Engineering. In addition to her advising and program administration responsibilities, she also assists with College of Engineering and University outreach and recruitment efforts.

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Paula Levitt

Paula Levitt is a programs manager at UC Davis Study Abroad. She will be the primary connection between UC Davis and RWTH Aachen University during the exchange nomination process and student preparation until the exchange starts.  Please feel free to schedule an appointment to learn more about UC Davis Departmental Exchanges.