University Faculty Scholars Program

The University Faculty Scholars Program will identify up to twenty (20) tenured or tenure-track faculty each year. Faculty members identified as such may use the title “University Faculty Scholar” for the duration of their faculty appointment at NC State.

Beginning with the 2017-18 cohort, University Faculty Scholars will receive a permanent five percent increase to their base salary to support their academic endeavors in place of the past time-limited $10,000 annual supplement for five years.

New cohorts of Scholars will be named effective July 1 of each year. To be eligible for consideration, outstanding faculty should be nominated by their college. Nominations are limited to assistant professors who have been reappointed for a second term, all associate professors, and full professors within the first three years of appointment at that rank.

November 1, 2017

Final departmental nominations due to COE committee

College of Engineering 2017-18 Nomination Process

The College of Engineering has prepared a two-page document detailing the nomination process for the 2017-18 academic year:

Timeline

The timeline for the nomination process appears below and is also included in the above-referenced document.

Timeline for 2017-18 Academic Year
Action Date
Information available for COE Departmental Faculty September 2017
Candidates prepare packages for departmental consideration September – October 2017
Final departmental nominations due to COE committee November 1, 2017
Nominations from COE committee due to Dean November 10, 2017
Nominations from Colleges due to Provost December 1, 2017
Nominations reviewed by Provost’s administrative advisory committee December 11, 2017 – January 31, 2018
Nominee recommendation to the Provost from administrative advisory committee February 6, 2018
2017-18 University Faculty Scholars announced Late February 2018
Funds available to University Faculty Scholars (estimated date) July 1, 2018

November 1, 2017 Key Contacts

Submit complete nomination packets to Barbara Smith, Assistant Director of COE Faculty Advancement, 919-515-3639.

College-level coordination is provided by Dr. Christine Grant, Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement, College of Engineering, 919-515-2317.

2016-17 University Faculty Scholars

NC State University Chancellor Randy Woodson announced the 2016-17 class of University Faculty Scholars on Nov. 30, 2016. Of the 22 recipients, six are from the College of Engineering:

  • Chih-Hao Chang, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering
  • Zhen Gu, associate professor of biomedical engineering
  • Douglas Irving, associate professor of materials science and engineering
  • Xiaoning Jiang, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering
  • Balaji Rao, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering
  • Wenqiao Yuan, associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering

List of University Faculty Scholars in the College of Engineering

  • Chih-Hao Chang, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering
  • Zhen Gu, associate professor of biomedical engineering
  • Douglas Irving, associate professor of materials science and engineering
  • Xiaoning Jiang, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering
  • Balaji Rao, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering
  • Wenqiao Yuan, associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering

  • Chase Beisel, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering
  • Ahmed El-Shafei, associate professor of textile engineering, chemistry, and science
  • He (Helen) Huang, associate professor of biomedical engineering
  • Jacob Jones, professor of materials science and engineering
  • Fanxing Li, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering
  • Sunkyu Park, associate professor of forest biomaterials
  • Joseph Tracy, associate professor of materials science and engineering
  • Lingjuan Wang-Li, associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering
  • Yong Zhu, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering

  • Subhashish Bhattacharya, professor of electrical and computer engineering
  • Renzo Shamey, professor of textile engineering, chemistry and science
  • Yaroslava Yingling, associate professor of materials science and engineering
  • R. Michael Young, professor of computer science

  • Dr. Sankar Arumugam, an associate professor of environmental engineering
  • Dr. Francis de los Reyes III, a professor of environmental engineering
  • Dr. Albena Ivanisevic, an associate professor of biomedical engineering
  • Dr. Greg Sawicki, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering
  • Dr. Laurie Williams, a professor of computer science

  • Dr. Michael Dickey, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering
  • Dr. Jason Haugh, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering
  • Dr. William Hunt, associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering
  • Dr. Elizabeth Loboa, associate professor of biomedical engineering
  • Dr. Jon-Paul Maria, professor of materials science and engineering
  • Dr. John Muth, professor of electrical and computer engineering
  • Dr. Orlando Rojas, associate professor of forest biomaterials
  • Xiangwu Zhang, associate professor of textile engineering, chemistry and science