Keynote Speakers


J CaseJennifer Case

Jenni Case is Professor and Head of the Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech in the USA.  Prior to her appointment in this post she was a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cape Town, where she retains an honorary appointment.  She completed postgraduate studies in the UK, Australia and South Africa.  With more than two decades of undergraduate teaching and curriculum reform work, she is also a renowned researcher in engineering education and higher education.  Her work especially on the student experience of learning as well as on topics around teaching and curriculum, has been widely published.  She was the founding president of the South African Society for Engineering Education (SASEE).  She is a coordinating editor for the international journal Higher Education and a co-editor for the Routledge/SRHE series Research into Higher Education. 

She began her tertiary studies with a BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree from the University of Stellenbosch followed by an HDE from UCT, and went from here to teach high school physical science and mathematics for three years.  Following an MEd in Science Education from the University of Leeds she joined the UCT Department of Chemical Engineering in 1996 as its Education Development Officer.  She then completed a PhD through Monash University in Melbourne, and proceeded to build a research profile focusing on student learning in science and engineering.  In 2009 she completed an MSc in Chemical Engineering. 

In 2006 she was awarded the President’s Award from the National Research Foundation, in 2007 the UCT Distinguished Teachers' Award and in 2013 the HELTASA-CHE national award for teaching excellence.   In 2011 she was a Mandela Mellon fellow at Harvard University.  She was the founding president of the South African Society for Engineering Education (SASEE). She currently acts as Assistant Dean for Academic Development in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment.

Jenni Case is a coordinating editor for the international journal Higher Education and a co-editor for the Routledge/SRHE series Research into Higher Education.  She is a member of the Editorial Boards for the African Journal for Research in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education, for Teaching in Higher Education and for Studies in Science Education.


A JohriAditya Johri

Aditya Johri is Associate Professor of Information Sciences & Technology at the Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University, and the director of the Engineering Education & Cyberlearning Laboratory (EECL). His research focuses on the use of digital technology for learning and knowledge sharing in informal contexts and his currently funded projects examine engineering learning in online communities, build an understanding how social media shapes activism related to educational causes, and develop ways to use learning analytics to assist online learners and instructors.

He also studies the role of ICT in furthering social and economic development in emerging economies. He is a past recipient of the U.S. National Science Foundation's Early Career Award. He co-edited the Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research (CHEER), which received the Best Book Publication Award for 2014 from Division I of American Educational Research Association (AERA).

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M vandenBogaardMaartje van den Bogaard

Maartje van den Bogaard (PhD) is Director of Studies and Assistant Professor in Science Education and Communication at the Delft University of Technology. She started her career at the TU Delft in 2005 as education coordinator, and moved on to become a lecturer and researcher. Since 2014 she worked as a senior researcher and consultant for the Graduate School of Teaching at Leiden University and the Leiden University Medical Centre. She rejoined the TU Delft in 2018 in her current position. Early 2018 she was assigned deputy editor of the European Journal of Engineering Education.

Her PhD (2015) was on the study success of first-year engineering students. She collaborated with the late Prof. Duncan Fraser in the area of student success and complexity. This collaboration sparked her interest in the application of learning analytics to enhance success for all students. Her work was awarded the Outstanding Dissertation Award by the International Society for Educational Planning, for achieving both academic rigour and actionable outcomes.

Maartje’s currently participates in various collaborative international research projects on student success and excellence, learning analytics and sustainable educational innovation, with a strong emphasis on design-based research methods.



K YusofKhairiyah Mohd Yusof

Khairiyah Mohd Yusof is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the founding Director of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Centre for Engineering Education (CEE), which promotes scholarly and evidence-based practices in engineering education.  She is the President for the Society of Engineering Education Malaysia (SEEM), Vice President for the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) and was one of the Board Members for the International Research in Engineering Education Network (REEN) from 2010 to 2017.  Through her leadership positions, she is able to promote the importance of engineering education among educators, institutions and organizations in Malaysia and in Asia. In addition to chairing regional engineering education conferences, she collaborated with international partners to host conferences, such as the 2017 World Engineering Education Conference, the 2013 International Research Symposium on Problem Based Learning and the 2013 Research in Engineering Education Symposium.

Khairiyah is actively involved in training and mentoring educators, especially leaders and champions of scholarly and evidence-based practices in engineering education.  A practitioner and researcher, she translates research into practice in her classrooms and training workshops to implement and disseminate evidence-based practices. Khairiyah has been invited to speak and conduct workshops throughout Malaysia and in various countries in Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America.  Her engineering education research focuses on innovative teaching and learning practices, faculty development, curriculum design, talent pipeline and Engineering Education for Sustainable Development.  She serves on the Editorial Boards of the ASEAN Journal of Engineering Education, the IChemE Journal of Education for Chemical Engineers, the European Journal of Engineering Education and was on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Engineering Education (2012-2018). 

For her contribution in engineering education, she is the recipient of the prestigious 2018 Duncan Fraser IFEES Global Engineering Education Award.  She had also previously won several awards, including the 2017 Global Student Platform on Engineering Education (SPEED) Mentorship Award, 2015 Frank Morton Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Award for Chemical Engineering Education Excellence, the Best of the Best Award at the 2014 Innovative Practices in Higher Education Exposition and the 2013 IChemE Malaysia Award for Education and Training.