Seven MU faculty named Curators’ Distinguished Professors

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Top row: Dorina Kosztin, Hongbin Ma, Ron Mittler and Rajiv A. Mohan
Bottom row: Kannappan Palaniappan, Thomas Sewell and John C. Walker

Sept. 15, 2022

The University of Missouri Board of Curators recently named seven University of Missouri faculty members Curators' Distinguished Professors. A Curators' Distinguished Professorship is the highest and most prestigious academic rank awarded by the Board of Curators. It is awarded to a select few outstanding scholars with established reputations. This year's recipients are:

  • Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor: Dorina Kosztin, teaching professor and associate chair of the Department of Physics
  • Curators’ Distinguished Professor: Hongbin Ma, chair and Glen A. Barton Professor of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Curators’ Distinguished Professor: Ron Mittler, professor of plant science and technology
  • Curators’ Distinguished Professor: Rajiv Mohan, Ruth M. Kraeuchi Missouri Endowed Chair of Ophthalmology, professor of ophthalmology and molecular medicine
  • Curators’ Distinguished Professor: Kannappan Palaniappan, professor of electrical engineering and computer science
  • Curators’ Distinguished Professor: Thomas Sewell, professor of chemistry, adjunct professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering

Additionally, John C. Walker, emeritus professor of biological sciences, was named Curators' Distinguished Professor Emeritus.

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