College of Engineering and Science faculty recognized by university
At the spring faculty meeting, Clemson University honors outstanding faculty and those who have achieved emeritus status. This year the College of
Engineering and Science had two awardees and seven emeriti faculty.
The Centennial Professorship Award was presented by Robert Jones, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. The award went to Richard Figliola, the David A. Brown Endowed Scholar and Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Figliola has published extensively in the area of fluid and thermal transport and many of his publications discuss novel measurement methods. A former mechanical engineering department chair, he is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and in 2011 he received the Class of 1939 Award for Excellence, Clemson University’s highest faculty award. Since January 2010 he has served as the United States’ leader of the Leducq Foundation Transatlantic Network, which is focused on single ventricle heart defects. The network involves eight engineering and clinical centers in the United States and Europe.
The Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievements in Research was presented to Joseph Kolis in the Department
of Chemistry. Kolis’ group studies the synthesis and chemistry of novel inorganic compounds with unusual structures and properties. The group is particularly interested in chemistry under very unusual reaction conditions, such as with very high temperatures and pressures, or in exotic solvents.
The following CES faculty have been elevated to the rank of emeritus/emerita: