September 17, 2013
Associate Professor Hyunjoon Kong has been named a Centennial Scholar by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Kong, who joined the faculty at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois in 2007, joins nine other College of LAS faculty who have been named Centennial Scholars. The scholars were named in honor of the 100th anniversary of the creation of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois.
Kong said he was flattered to be selected as a Centennial Scholar and was nominated by Centennial Chair Professor Huimin Zhao.
“I am honored to be selected for my scholarly productivity and contributions to the educational mission of the College of LAS,” he said.
The Centennial Scholars were nominated for the appointment, and a committee submitted recommendations to the dean of the college. Each scholar will hold his or her appointment for three years and receive $10,000 for research during each of those years.
“These scholars represent the best of the liberal arts and sciences at the University of Illinois,” says Brian Ross, interim dean of the College of LAS. “We are thrilled to have them on campus as the college reaches this symbolic milestone.”