The University System of Georgia (USG)'s Board of Regents has appointed three Georgia Tech faculty members as Regents Professors and one as a Regents Researcher. The titles represent the highest academic and research recognition bestowed by the University System of Georgia, and demonstrate distinction and achievement in teaching and scholarly research.
The three Regents Professors are:
- Seymour E. Goodman, professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs with a joint appointment in the College of Computing, and co-director of the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy.
- Nicholas V. Hud, professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry and director of the Center for Chemical Evolution.
- Vladimir Tsukruk, professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering, founding co-director of the Air Force BIONIC Center of Excellence, and founding director of the Microanalysis Center.
The new Regents Researcher is:
- Alexa Harter, associate director and chief scientist of the Advanced Concepts Lab at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI).
“Georgia Tech is incredibly proud to have some of the world’s best and brightest scholars, and we congratulate these faculty members on their new appointments,” said Rafael L. Bras, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs and the K. Harrison Brown Family Chair. “This new distinction is a testament to their continued commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship.”
Each year, academic deans may nominate two academic faculty members for the Regents Professor title and one research faculty member for the Regents Researcher title. Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) may nominate two research faculty members for Regents Researcher. The titles are awarded upon approval of the chancellor and the Committee on Academic affairs only with unanimous recommendation of the president, the chief academic officer, the appropriate academic dean, and three other faculty members.
“The contributions of these faculty members make a lasting impact on the research and education enterprise here at Georgia Tech,” said Steve Cross, executive vice president for Research. “That impact also bolsters the Institute’s goals to serve as a driver of economic vitality in Atlanta, the state of Georgia, and beyond.”
The Board of Regents is the University System of Georgia governing body.