The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the new recipients of the Distinguished McKnight University Professorships. The goal of this program is to recognize and reward the University of Minnesota’s most outstanding mid-career faculty. Recipients hold this prestigious title for as long as they remain at the university. The grant associated with the professorship consists of $100,000 to be expended over five years.
The recipients are selected based on the level of distinction their scholarly work brings to the university; the merit of their achievements and the potential for greater attainment in the field; the dimension of their national or international reputation; the extent to which their intellectual work and reputation are identified with Minnesota; the quality of their teaching and advising; and their contributions to the broader community.
2012 Distinguished McKnight Professors
C. Daniel Frisbie
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, College of Science and Engineering
Materials and Process Design for Flexible, Next Generation Electronics
Computer Science and Engineering, College of Science and Engineering
Recommender Systems for the Social Web
Political Science, College of Liberal Arts
Sources of Good Government: Why New Democracies Are Established and How They Represent Voters’ Concerns
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, College of Biological Sciences
Designer Microorganisms for Drug Discovery and Biotechnology
Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Science and Engineering
Magnetic Materials and Spintronic Devices for Information Storage and Computing and Molecular Diagnostics