Dr. Michael Rust Receives 2022 Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Michael J. Rust, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been named the recipient of the 2022 Excellence in Teaching Award at Western New England University. Winners of this prestigious award are nominated by students, faculty, and administrators for outstanding contributions as educators and advisors. 

Professor Rust teaches undergraduate courses in bioinstrumentation, physiology, lab-on-a-chip, and global health. He is currently the Director of the Honors Program and Co-director of the First Year Program in the College of Engineering. Professor Rust is a Senior Member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a member of the American Society for Engineering Education. 

Professor Rust’s research interests involve the development of point-of-care medical technologies, including bioinstrumentation for use in low-resource settings. Professor Rust received his BS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.