Su receives Campus Distinguished Promotion award


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Xiao SuChemical and biomolecular engineering (ChBE) professor Xiao Su has received a Campus Distinguished Promotion award by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost. He will become an associate professor in August, pending approval by the Board of Trustees.

Provost John Coleman said Su was recommended for the award “based on the scope, quality, and impact of [his] scholarship, teaching, and service. [His] accomplishments stood out as particularly notable in a context where virtually all cases reviewed were excellent.”  

Su joined the ChBE faculty in 2019 where he researches the molecular engineering of electrochemical interfaces, with a focus on selective separations, functional materials discovery and process intensification. These themes have applications in chemical manufacturing, critical element recovery, materials design, synthesis and processing, and water purification and environmental remediation. Among his honors, Su has received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2019), the American Chemical Society Victor K. Lamer Award (2020), the International Society of Electrochemistry Elsevier Prize for Green Electrochemistry (2021), the American Chemical Society Unilever Award (2023), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineering Fractional Research Inc./John G. Kunesh Award (2023). Su has also been recognized for his teaching through the School of Chemical Sciences Teaching Award (2023) and being on the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students.

Su is one of only 11 faculty members from across campus who received this honor, seven of whom are also promoted to associate professor and four to full professor. Ying Diao, another ChBE professor, also received this distinction.

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This story was published June 12, 2024.