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Bruce Elliott-Litchfield

Bruce Elliott-Litchfield
Bruce Elliott-Litchfield

Education

  • Ph.D., Agricultural and Biochemical Engineering, Purdue University, 1986
  • M.S.E., Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University, 1984
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1978

Academic Positions

  • Director, International Programs in Engineering, 2002-2004, College of Engineering, University of Illinois
  • Assistant Dean, Engineering Academic Programs, 1999-2016, College of Engineering, University of Illinois
  • Director, Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education, 1997-present, College of Engineering, University of Illinois
  • Professor, Jul 1996-present, Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Illinois
  • Associate Professor, 1992-1996, Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Illinois
  • Assistant Professor, 1986-1992, Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Illinois
  • Graduate Research Instructor, 1982-1986, Agricultural Engineering Department, Purdue University
  • Process and Project Engineer, 1978-1982, General Foods Corporation

Research Interests

  • Stored solar energy for cookstoves and other household applications, creativity enhancement
  • Creativity Enhancement, NSF Grant: Enhancing Creative Capacity: How Engineering Students Learn Creativity
  • A Participatory Investigation of Learning in International Service Projects (NSF study of EWB)

Honors

  • Distinguished Teacher/Scholar Award: University of Illinois, 2003
  • Team Award for Excellence: UIUC College of ACES, 2001
  • Harriet and Charles Luckman Distinguished Teaching Award: University of Illinois, 1997
  • Collins Award for Innovative Teaching: UIUC College of Engineering, 1997
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Research: UIUC College of ACES, 1996
  • University Scholar: University of Illinois, 1994
  • A.W. Farrall Young Educator Award: American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 1993
  • Young Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching: UIUC College of Agriculture, 1992
  • Everitt Award for Outstanding Teaching: UIUC College of Engineering, 1991
  • Outstanding Instructor Award: UIUC Agricultural Engineering Department, 1989-90
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Illinois, License No. 062-046186, 1990-present

Courses Taught

  • ENG 198 - Essentials in MATLAB & Excel
  • ENG 198 - Renaissance Engineer
  • ENG 198 - Renaissance Engineer B
  • ENG 198 - Special Topics
  • ENG 199 - Intro to Undergrad Research
  • ENG 298 - Intro Innov and Ldrshp Eng
  • ENG 298 - Intro to Innov & Ldrshp
  • ENG 298 - Special Topics
  • ENG 315 - Learning in Community
  • ENG 315 - LINC Big Bros/Sis and CMS
  • ENG 315 - LINC C-U Area Project
  • ENG 315 - LINC Electric Vehicle Initiatv
  • ENG 315 - LINC Illini Prosthetic Tech
  • ENG 315 - LINC Practical Assistance Srvr
  • ENG 333 - Creativity, Innovation, Vision
  • ENG 398 - Grand Challenge Scholars
  • ENG 398 - Independent Study
  • ENG 398 - Innovation in Ecuador
  • ENG 491 - Interdisciplinary Design Proj
  • ENG 498 - Applied Project Management
  • ENG 498 - Applied Project Management Con
  • ENG 498 - Grand Challenge Scholars
  • ENG 598 - Advancing Creativity
  • ENG 598 - Applied Project Management
  • ENG 598 - Creativity, Innovation, Vision
  • ENG 598 - Honduras Water Project
  • TE 298 - Intro Innov and Ldrshp Eng
  • TE 298 - Intro Innov, Ldrshp, Eng Entrp
  • TE 333 - Creativity, Innovation, Vision
  • TE 498 - Creativity: Generating Ideas
  • TE 598 - Advancing Creativity
  • TE 598 - Creativity, Innovation, Vision