In recognition of excellence and innovation in chemical engineering teaching and research, the UW Board of Regents has appointed three chemical engineering faculty to named professorships.
These privately endowed professorships provide funding to the holders to strengthen their research and educational activities.
In January, Paul Nealey presented an invited lecture at the Polymers West Gordon Conference. In February, Manos Mavrikakis presented at the Gordon Research Conference on Chemical Reactions at Surfaces. Invitations to speak at these prestigious conferences reflect the visibility our young faculty are gaining, not just among colleagues in their areas of specialization, but in the broader research communities as well.
Paul Nealey recently received a 2001 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. The $60,000 awards are intended to encourage young scholars with a commitment to education and an independent body of scholarship that together signal the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. Paul's research involves hybrid nanofabrication techniques combining advanced lithography and self-assembling systems for applications in molecular electronics and cell culture. He has taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses. In particular, he has made important contributions to the development of ChE 541, our Plastics and High Polymers Laboratory. Paul has also involved many undergraduates in his research through special projects.
Finally, we'll let the following honorary degree citation speak for itself: "Because you are a consummate scholar, researcher, and teacher in process control and polymer reaction engineering; because your pioneering work has brought you international renown for its intellectual rigor and breadth of scope; because Advanced Process Control and Process Dynamics, Modeling, and Control have become classic college texts; because you have been an influential adviser to the polymer industry worldwide, and because your fervent commitment to your field, your students, and your colleagues has won you uncommon admiration and affection The regents of the University of Minnesota, upon recommendation of the faculties, confer upon you, W. Harmon Ray, the degree of doctor of science, honoris causa."
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