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Elliott Recieves McKnight Land-Grant Professorship

Ryan S. Elliott is an Assistant Professor on the Solid Mechanics faculty in AEM

Each year departments across the University nominate their most promising junior faculty for the Graduate School’s McKnight Land-Grant Professorship program. We are pleased to announce that this year, AEM faculty member, Ryan Elliott was nominated and selected to receive this award. The professorship is a two-year appointment that includes a research grant each year. The program is designed to advance the careers of assistant professors who are at the beginning of their professional careers, and who have the potential to make significant contributions to their scholarly fields.

Elliott is no stranger to achievement. Upon joining the University in 2005 he was awarded an Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) Fellowship, the 2005 F.A. Howes Scholar in Computational Science Award by the D.O.E, and was most recently selected to achieve the NSF Career Grant in 2007.

Department Head, Prof. Gary Balas comments on Elliott’s combination of “creativity, hard work, unusual self-motivation and impressive scholarly accomplishments” in support of the nomination.

Elliott says, “I feel honored to have been recognized by a broad multidisciplinary committee of senior faculty…I'm looking forward to working closely with my research team in order to better understand these intellectually interesting and technologically important materials.”

His work pertains to the modeling of “intelligent” or “active” materials. His vision is to ultimately to design new active materials using atomistic scale considerations. Elliott plans to use the resources provided to support new graduate and undergraduate students who will conduct research on the design and simulation of these materials.

To learn more about Professor Ryan Elliott’s research, visit his AEM biography page.


Last Modified: Wednesday, 22-Aug-2012 14:14:08 CDT -- this is in International Standard Date and Time Notation