Robert Jacko - Excellence in Teaching
Robert Jacko of Environmental Engineering is a great Professor that brought excitement and a sense of humor to the classroom along with Robert Jacko’s examples of real world problems and applications. Robert Jacko’s lectures were filled with stories of a professor and consultant who truly enjoyed what he did for a living. Robert Jacko loved to bring along others for an exciting ride and the students were the eager passengers of Robert Jacko’s ride. Robert Jacko would challenge the students to come up with real world solutions and reminded them that there was usually more than one way to get to the answer. Robert Jacko believed and taught that things did not always work the way they did in textbooks and his real world stories brought a new dimension to learning and dreams of futures. Professor Robert Jacko and his students were among the early researchers in the 1970s to quantify the air pollution levels up and downwind of coal fired power plants.
Mobile air sampling laboratories quantified sulphur dioxide, total particulates including aerodynamic size distributions, and meteorological parameters at five coal fired units throughout the State of Indiana. This research by Robert Jacko was used to assess the air shed environmental impact from these coal-burning operations and was the first of its kind in the Midwestern United States. Dr. Robert Jacko’s students have become consultants, regulatory agency officials, environmental managers of large corporations, professors and recognized air pollution experts. Robert Jacko received the most prestigious Lyman A. Ripperton Award by the Air and Waste Management Association in the year 2004. A year before, Robert Jacko became Nominee of the Lyman A. Ripperton Award by Air and Waste Management Association in 2003. Robert Jacko was given the Recognition of 25 Years of Membership by Air and Waste Management Association, Toronto, Canada in the year 1997. In 1995, School of Civil Engineering awarded the Best Teacher Award to Robert Jacko.
He was also the Nominee of the A.A. Potter Best Teacher Award by College of Engineering, Purdue in the year 1995. Robert Jacko was facilitated with Recognition of 25 Years of Membership by American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1994. Robert Jacko was appreciated by the Interdisciplinary Engineering Division in 1992 for Dedicated and Distinguished Service to the Division of IDE. Thus, indeed, Robert Jacko is not only a great Professor but Robert Jacko is also a great achiever of Awards.Robert Jacko, through his teaching, guidance, sense of humor, devotion, and concern for students, prepared students to fly out into the world and make their mark! In addition to his educational achievements, Professor Robert Jacko’s scholarship includes over 170 technical reports, book chapters, refereed papers and proceedings.
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