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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.

The nomination process remains the same w. To be eligible for consideration, outstanding faculty must be nominated by their college. Nominations are limited to tenured or tenure track faculty who, as of August 16, 2021, 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. Faculty who were nominated but not named University Faculty Scholars in previous years and still meet eligibility requirements may be renominated by their college. No faculty member may receive the award more than once.

College of Engineering 2021-22 Nomination Process

Nominations are due to the Provost by Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

The College of Engineering has prepared a three-page document detailing the nomination process for the 2021-22 academic year:

Timeline

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

Nomination Process Timeline for 2021-22 Academic Year
ActionDate
Information available for COE Departmental FacultyAugust 25, 2021
Candidates prepare packages for departmental considerationLate August 2021
Final departmental nominations due to COE committeeFriday, September 24, 2021
Nominations from COE committee due to DeanMonday, October 4, 2021
Nominations from Colleges due to ProvostOctober 12, 2021
Nominations reviewed by Provost’s Administrative Advisory CommitteeOctober 15 – November 16, 2021
Nominees recommended to the Provost by Administrative Advisory CommitteeDecember 2021
2021-22 University Faculty Scholars announcedJanuary 2022
Funds available to University Faculty ScholarsJuly 2022

September 2021 Key Contacts

Submit complete nomination packets by Friday, September 24, 2021, to Barbara Smith, Assistant Director of COE Faculty Advancement, besmith@ncsu.edu, 919-515-3639.

College-level coordination is provided by Dr. Joel DuCoste, Interim Dean of Faculty Advancement, College of Engineering, 919-515-8150.

List of University Faculty Scholars in the College of Engineering

  • Alper Bozkurt, professor of electrical and computer engineering
  • Ashley Brown, assistant professor of biomedical engineering
  • Emiel DenHartog, associate professor of textile engineering, chemistry and science
  • Tiegang Fang, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering
  • Brian Floyd, professor of electrical and computer engineering
  • Erik Santiso, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering
  • Veronica Augustyn, assistant professor of materials science and engineering
  • Aranya Chakrabortty, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering
  • Jesse Jur, associate professor of textile engineering, chemistry and science in the College of Textiles
  • John Mattingly, associate professor of nuclear engineering
  • Maria Mayorga, professor of industrial and systems engineering
  • Brendan O’Connor, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace 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