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.

University Faculty Scholars will receive a permanent five percent increase to their base salary to support their academic endeavors. 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 tenured or tenure track faculty who, as of August 16, 2018, are in one of the following categories: 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.

College of Engineering 2018-19 Nomination Process

The College of Engineering has prepared a two-page document detailing the nomination process for the 2018-19 academic year:

Timeline

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

Timeline for 2018-19 Academic Year
Action Date
Information available for COE Departmental Faculty August – September 2018
Candidates prepare packages for departmental consideration September – October 2018
Final departmental nominations due to COE committee October 3, 2018
Nominations from COE committee due to Dean October 12, 2018
Nominations from Colleges due to Provost October 26, 2018
Nominations reviewed by Provost’s administrative advisory committee October 30, 2018 – December 5, 2018
Nominees selected by advisory committee and sent to Provost December 2018
2018-19 University Faculty Scholars announced January 2019
Funds available to University Faculty Scholars July 1, 2019

October 2018 Key Contacts

Submit complete nomination packets by Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 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.

2017-18 University Faculty Scholars

NC State University Chancellor Randy Woodson announced the 2017-18 class of University Faculty Scholars on March 5, 2018. Of the 20 recipients, four are from the College of Engineering:

  • Huaiyu Dai, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering
  • Joseph DeCarolis, associate professor of civil, construction, and environmental engineering
  • James LeBeau, associate professor of materials science and engineering
  • Xipeng Shen, associate professor of computer science

List of University Faculty Scholars in the College of Engineering

  • Huaiyu Dai, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering
  • Joseph DeCarolis, associate professor of civil, construction, and environmental engineering
  • James LeBeau, associate professor of materials science and engineering
  • Xipeng Shen, associate professor of computer science

  • 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