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Posted on Mar 1, 2017

Outstanding Faculty

Outstanding Faculty


Dr. Trudy Mackay, William Neal Reynolds and University Distinguished Professor, Biological SciencesMackay Wins Wolf Prize

Trudy Mackay, William Neal Reynolds and University Distinguished Professor in NC State’s biological sciences department, has received the prestigious Wolf Prize for her work benefiting agriculture. The award is given in a number of disciplines, including agriculture, chemistry, math, medicine, physics and the arts. Read more >>


Vice Provost and Director of Libraries Susan Nutter inside of the James B. Hunt Library. Photo by Marc HallNutter Wins National Recognition

Susan K. Nutter, vice provost and director of libraries at NC State, is the 2016 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award, sponsored by YBP Library Services, recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic/research librarianship and library development. Read more >>


Dr. James Mulholland, Associate Professor, EnglishMulholland Named Burkhardt Fellow

NC State English professor James Mulholland will continue his research into the emergence of Anglo-Indian literature during the eighteenth century at the National Humanities Center, thanks to a Burkhardt fellowship. Read more >>


Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou, Associate Professor, Food ScienceBarrangou Wins NAS Award for CRISPR-Cas Discoveries

NC State food scientist Rodolphe Barrangou will receive the 2017 National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology for his work in genome engineering. Read more >>


Dr. Joseph DeSimone, William Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor, Chemical EngineeringDeSimone Receives National Medal in White House Ceremony

At a White House ceremony in May, Joseph DeSimone, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NC State and Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama. Read more >>


Dr. Zhen Gu, Associate Professor, Biomedical EngineeringZhen Gu Receives Sloan Fellowship

Zhen Gu, an associate professor in the joint biomedical engineering program at NC State and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in chemistry. Read more >>


Dr. Kenneth Swartzel, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Food Science3 Faculty Elected to National Academy of Engineering

NC State faculty members conducting innovative research in nuclear engineering, materials science and engineering, and food science have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering. Read more >>


Dr. Thomas Hess, Distinguished Professor, PsychologyAPA Honors Hess for Work on Aging

NC State psychology professor Tom Hess has received the American Psychological Association’s most prestigious award for research on adult development and aging. Read more >>


Dr. Steve McKeand, Professor, Forestry and Environmental ResourcesForestry Professor Nabs Top Service Award

Steve McKeand, professor of forestry and environmental resources at NC State, has devoted his long academic career to making the state greener – in both an ecological and economic sense. Read more >>


Chancellor Randy Woodson in his office.Woodson Chairs APLU Food Security Commission

NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson has been named chair of The Challenge of Change: Engaging Public Universities to Feed the World, a commission convened by APLU, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, to address growing domestic and global food security challenges and to ensure universal food security by 2050. Read more >>


Dr. John Blondin, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor3 Faculty Named AAAS Fellows

Three NC State faculty members have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Read more >>


Dr. Frances Ligler, Lampe Distinguished Professor, Biomedical EngineeringFaculty Honored for Inventions

Three NC State faculty members have been named fellows by the National Academy of Inventors. Read more >>


Dr. John Muth, Professor, Electrical & Computer EngineeringMuth Tapped for Fellowship

John F. Muth, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at NC State, has been named a Jefferson Science Fellow by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Fellows spend one year on assignment at the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Agency for International Development as science advisers on foreign policy and international development issues. Read more >>