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Professorships

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Jul 3, 2018

Gabr Named Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering and Construction

Dr. Mohammed Gabr, who joined the NC State faculty in 1998, is named to the professorship in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering made possible by gifts from many groups and individuals within the construction industry and College of Engineering alumni community. His recent research interests include innovative soil improvement techniques and offshore foundation systems supporting renewable energy devices. 

Oscar Fletcher and Matthew Breen in front of painting

Jul 3, 2018

Fletcher’s Retirement Marks End of an Era at CVM

Oscar Fletcher, who served as the second dean of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, saw the college mature into one of the top veterinary schools in the country as a landmark gift from Randall B. Terry transformed its campus. In 2015, the Oscar J. Fletcher Distinguished Professorship in Comparative Oncology Genetics, currently held by genomics professor Matthew Breen, was created; it honors Fletcher's extraordinary contributions as an administrator and educator. 

Belltower through brick arch with flowers

Jun 26, 2018

Brenner Named to Head Department

Donald Brenner, Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor in NC State's Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been named head of the department. Brenner has served as interim head since fall 2017. 

Charlie and Jane Suggs

Jun 19, 2018

First Ph.D. Grad Endows Professorship in Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Professor emeritus Charlie Suggs spent his 90th birthday the same way he had spent many other days: making a lasting impact on NC State's Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. This time, he and his wife, Jane, created a endowed professorship. 

Jun 12, 2018

Knappe Named S. James Ellen Jr. Distinguished Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Detlef Knappe, who joined the NC State faculty in 1996, has been named the S. James Ellen Jr. Distinguished Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering. Knappe has conducted research on water treatments for 25 years and is a recognized leader in the field. 

Michael Bereman in the lab

May 21, 2018

His Disease, His Mission

May is ALS Awareness Month. NC State scientist Michael Bereman was diagnosed with ALS two years ago, and, undeterred by his diagnosis, he is researching a cure to eradicate the disease for future generations. 

May 21, 2018

Istook Named Cornelson Family Distinguished Professor

Dr. Cynthia Istook, professor in NC State's Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM), has been named the Cornelson Family Distinguished Professor of Textile and Apparel Design. She plans to use the professorship’s attendant funding to support state-of-the-art technology and training for faculty and students, and hopes to establish a fashion and apparel technology center. 

May 21, 2018

NC State’s Ruben Carbonell Receives UNC System’s O. Max Gardner Award

Ruben Carbonell, NC State's Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, has been honored with the O. Max Gardner Award for his contributions in engineering, health care, education and public policy. The award is the most significant universitywide honor given to faculty by the University of North Carolina System. 

May 21, 2018

Rodolphe Barrangou Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Rodolphe Barrangou, Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Scholar in Probiotics Research and professor of food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences at NC State, has been elected into the National Academy of Sciences, one of the world's most prestigious scientific societies. 

May 15, 2018

Goodwin Wins Holladay Medal

Barry K. Goodwin, the William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and Graduate Alumni Distinguished Professor in CALS, recently received the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence. The award is NC State's highest honor for academic achievement.