University Faculty Scholars Program

The University Faculty Scholars Program will identify up to 20 tenured or tenure-track faculty each year. Faculty members identified as such will, for a five-year period, carry the title University Faculty Scholar and receive a $10,000 annual supplement, which may be used for supplemental salary or programmatic support.

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, associate professors and full professors within the first three years of appointment at that rank.

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

College of Engineering 2016-17 Nomination Process

The College of Engineering has prepared a two-page document detailing the University Faculty Scholars Program nomination process for the 2016-17 academic year:

Timeline

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

Timeline for 2016-17 Academic Year
Action Date
Information available for COE Departmental Faculty June 2016
Candidates prepare packages for departmental consideration June–August 2016
Final departmental nominations due to COE committee August 24, 2016
Nominations from COE committee due to Dean September 7, 2016
Nominations from Colleges due to Provost September 21, 2016
Nominations reviewed by Provost’s administrative advisory committee September 28–October 28, 2016
Nominee recommendation to the Provost from administrative advisory committee November 1, 2016
2016-17 University Faculty Scholars announced Mid-November 2016
Funds available to University Faculty Scholars (estimated date) January 1, 2017

Key Contacts

Submit complete nomination packets to Barbara Smith, Assistant Director of COE Faculty Advancement, 919-515-3639. Note: An electronic submission process will be developed.

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

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