David Flaherty named College of LAS Dean's Distinguished Professorial Scholar


Claire Benjamin

David W. Flaherty
David Flaherty

Chemical and biomolecular engineering professor David Flaherty is among four 2022-2023 LAS Dean’s Distinguished Professorial Scholars recognized for their contributions to research and teaching at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 

Launched in 2020, Professorial Scholars receive a stipend for teaching and research as they are promoted to full professors. Flaherty is the first recipient of this recognition in the department. 

"This support will enable my students to seek training, attend conferences, and pursue other opportunities to advance their academic careers  — I am grateful to be able to use this recognition to help the next generation of scholars," said Flaherty, who designs more reactive and selective catalysts to tackle challenges in environmental conservation and energy production. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the department in 2012.

2022-2023 LAS Dean’s Distinguished Professorial Scholars