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Distinguished Professorship

Dr. Schaefer leaning against a wall in Riddick Hall.

Sep 13, 2022

The Freedom of Flexibility

Following in the footsteps of an NC State pioneer, Dr. Thomas Schaefer has built his extensive physics career in Raleigh. Since Schaefer was named the Wesley O. Doggett Distinguished Professor for the Department of Physics in 2018, private support has given him greater flexibility to Think and Do. 

Duncan Lascelles shaking "hands" with a dog

Apr 19, 2022

Groundbreaking Pain Researcher Duncan Lascelles Will Receive Distinguished Professorship

Internationally recognized expert Duncan Lascelles, professor of translational pain research and management at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, will be the recipient of the Dr. J. McNeely and Lynne K. DuBose Distinguished Professorship in Musculoskeletal Health. Lascelles’ groundbreaking research focuses on developing ways to measure the many dimensions impacted by pain in animals, as well as probing tissues from well-phenotyped animals with spontaneous disease to understand the neurobiology that drives the pain. 

The NC State gateway.

Jan 14, 2022

New Deanships Established Through Two Longstanding Partnerships With NC State

The College of Engineering and the College of Veterinary Medicine have each announced transformational gifts from long-term philanthropic leaders that will endow two new dean’s chairs at NC State. 

Dr. Harald Ade standing in his lab.

May 3, 2021

For Ade, Professorship Fuels Growth

Harald Ade, Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Professor, is grateful for the resources his professorship provides and says that these positions not only boost faculty research — they retain and attract the brightest minds. 

Gina Fernandez among berry plants in a green house

May 3, 2021

Breeding a Berry Successful Career

WIth support from the John D. and Nell R. Leazar Distinguished Professorship, Gina Fernandez is developing a better berry — and the next generation of plant breeders. 

portrait of Helen Huang

Apr 26, 2021

A Perfect Fit

The Jackson Family Distinguished Professorship in Biomedical Engineering reflects donor Jerry Jackson’s decades of NC State support and bolsters faculty member Helen Huang’s work to improve lives. 

Mervyn Kowalsky

Apr 26, 2021

Shaking Up Earthquake Research

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering’s Mervyn Kowalsky channels distinguished professorship funding to support students and their work to address structural engineering challenges. 

Peanuts in a packing facility

Nov 17, 2020

Coming Out of the Shell: North Carolina Peanuts

Dr. George Washington Carver, renowned researcher at Tuskegee Institute (now known as Tuskegee University), discovered more than 300 uses for the peanut plant in the early 1900s, many of which still apply today. NC State scientists such as David Jordan, William Neal Reynolds Professor and Extension peanut specialist, are doing their part to continue that legacy and support our farmers. 

A corn field

Nov 10, 2020

Grant Continues Support of Crop DNA Replication Research

Two NC State professors recently received a three-year, $3.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue their work of 17 years unraveling how plants control DNA replication and how this influences agronomic traits. Linda Hanley-Bowdoin, a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology, is the lead investigator on the grant. Bill Thompson, a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, is the co-investigator. 

between two rows of hemp in a field

Oct 27, 2020

Industrial Hemp: A More Sustainable Option for the Hygiene Industry

Researchers at NC State’s College of Natural Resources — including Hasan Jameel, Jordan Family Distinguished Professor of Natural Resources Innovation — are using industrial hemp to develop tissue paper products and nanocellulose materials, a move that could help transform the hygiene industry and make it more sustainable while providing new economic opportunities for agriculture and farming communities.