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Faculty Notes 2019

Khomami Elected to Fellowship

Bamin Khomami, CBE department head and Granger and Beaman Distinguished University Professor, was recently elected Fellow of the Society of Rheology (SoR). The SoR Fellowship status recognizes a history of distinguished scientific achievement, a significant technological accomplishment, and/or outstanding scholarship in the field. Khomami will be inducted at the Society Banquet during the 91st Annual Meeting of the Society, to be held this October in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Read more about Khomami’s fellowship.

Abel Receives Mentor of the Year Award

Assistant Professor Steven Abel was nominated by students and selected by the Office of Undergraduate Research to receive an Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year Award. Recipients must have been nominated by multiple students and at least one of those students must have presented at EURēCA.

Learn more about Abel’s award.

Ragauskas Named One of the Most Cited Researchers

Art Ragauskas, UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Biorefining, was named one of UT’s top cited researchers for the 2018–19 school year. While the methodology Clarivate uses is fairly complex, it results in a list of the top 1 percent of researchers in a given field.

Read about Ragauskas’ recognition.

Paddison Chairs Conference Committee

Stephen Paddison served as chairman of the organizing committee for the 19th International Conference on Solid State Protonic Conductors (SSPC-19) in Stowe, Vermont, last September. Sponsors were the college and department as well as the Army Research Office.

Frymier Has Interim Tag Removed from Role

Professor Paul Fymier was selected as the associate dean for faculty affairs for the Tickle College of Engineering in December, having served as an interim in that role since July. Frymier has more than two decades of experience in academia, having won several department-, college-, and university-level awards for teaching and research.

Read about Frymier’s new position.