Dr. Eshan V. Dave is an assistant professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at the University of New Hampshire, and has been with the department for a year. Dr. Dave specializes in engineering materials and transportation engineering. He is a veteran mentor from his previous appointment at the University of Minnesota Duluth, but Chris is his first Inquiry author. The experience was positive; Dr. Dave notes, " As a researcher, [Chris] truly made a positive impression on me... the experience really allowed me to work closely with a student... I believe I learned to be a better mentor and supervisor." It's likely Dr. Dave will continue to mentor Inquiry authors in the future, as he "firmly believe[s] that learning to write in journals such as Inquiry is very useful to students in engineering."