Engineering staff success at Teaching Awards

Dr Dimitrios Gerogiorgis has been recognised in this year’s Teaching Awards, winning the Teacher of the Year Award (College of Science & Engineering).

Dr Gerogiorgis was praised by students for being not just a skilled educator but also an inspiring one, whose teaching style is both personal and engaging. 

As the course organiser of Oil & Gas Systems Engineering (OGSE) for the past decade, having developed it from scratch in close collaboration with Atkins (now Kent plc, Aberdeen), Dr Gerogiorgis has been able to make complex concepts interesting and accessible by adopting the flipped classroom concept. This creates dynamic spaces for discussion, active learning seminars and industrial guest lectures (with Kent, Xodus, Ineos), an approach which allows students to put their learning into perspective and consider global challenges.

The course is available to both Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering undergraduates, as well as to MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering postgraduate students.

Speaking of the Award, Dr Gerogiorgis said:

“What an evening, I couldn’t be happier! The nomination acknowledged the use of the flipped classroom model, which transforms traditional education paradigms and converts class time into dynamic, interactive sessions focused on problem-solving. Thank you to all my OGSE students, undergraduate and postgraduate, past and present – my purpose is to ensure every student feels included and active in their learning process. It is our pride and joy to see them excel in their professional lives and learn about their outstanding achievements.” 

The Teaching Awards, which are run by the Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA), provide students with an opportunity to thank staff for their hard work, whilst celebrating the very best of teaching and support at the University. The awards were announced during a ceremony at the Pleasance on the 24 April 2024.

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