Dennice Gayme, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was installed as the Carol Croft Linde Faculty Scholar in a ceremony on Wednesday afternoon.

Gayme’s research focuses on the study of large-scale networked and spatially distributed systems in applications such as power networks, wind farms, and wall-turbulence. Gayme joined the Whiting School as an assistant professor in 2012. She received her PhD in control and dynamical systems in 2010 from the California Institute of Technology. Prior to her doctoral work, she was a senior research scientist in the Systems and Control Technology and Vehicle Health Monitoring Groups at Honeywell Laboratories.

The Carol Croft Linde Faculty Scholarship, a five-year appointment, was endowed by L. Gordon Croft ’56 to help the Whiting School retain outstanding faculty members.