Kenneth A. Solen, a professor of chemical engineering at Brigham Young University, has been named 1991 recipient of the College of Engineering and Technology's Outstanding Teacher Award.
Solen, who received a 1989 Maeser Teaching Award and has been named favorite teacher in the chemical engineering program seven times, receives the latest honor from graduating seniors in the college.Students said they were impressed by Solen's organized, well-prepared classes and an "open-door policy" that invites them to freely discuss intellectual or personal issues.
"He not only teaches engineering, but he builds character by teaching ethics and honesty," noted one of his faculty colleagues.
Solen is recognized for his work in biomedical research, having written more than 25 journal publications on his studies. In cooperation with the University of Utah's Artificial Heart Research Laboratory, he develops and tests new materials to make artificial organs.