The University of Southampton

Electronic engineering excellence honoured in National Teaching Fellowship

Published: 11 August 2020
Dr Basel Halak has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship on the 20th anniversary of the scheme

Outstanding Electronic and Electrical Engineering teaching at the University of Southampton has been recognised with a prestigious UK National Teaching Fellowship.

Principal Teaching Fellow Dr Basel Halak was celebrated for his development and delivery of courses on secure embedded systems at the 2020 Teaching Excellence Awards for Higher Education.

Basel has focused on building an inclusive learning environment for students from all backgrounds, while devising new learning resources and pedagogic approaches to keep up with fast-paced developments in the field of electronics engineering.

National Teaching Fellowships, organised and managed by Advance HE, recognise individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education.

Basel is the director of the Internet of Things (IoT) and European Masters in Embedded Computing Systems programmes at Southampton, a visiting scholar at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in Germany, a visiting professor at the Kazakh-British Technical University, an Industrial Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

The national fellowship follows his success in 2016 of winning a Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Award.

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