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Distinguished Professor Award

Distinguished Professor Award

The Distinguished Professor Award recognizes outstanding scholarly and creative accomplishments and is the highest permanent recognition attainable by faculty at Ohio University. Recipients must have attained tenure and completed a minimum of five years of service at Ohio University.

Among the privileges granted to Distinguished Professors is the honor of annually naming an undergraduate student to receive a year's full-tuition scholarship, lifetime designation title of Distinguished Professor, a one-quarter paid research leave, stipend, and travel support.

The award, first given in 1959, is supported by an endowment provided by Edwin and Ruth Kennedy to the Baker Fund.

Ohio University to honor Distinguished Professor Srdjan Nesic on Nov. 1

Ohio University will honor Distinguished Professor Srdjan Nesic on Tuesday, Nov. 1, during the Distinguished Professor Portrait Unveiling and Lecture.

Join us starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 in the Baker University Center Ballroom for a brief reception, followed by the event, which will also be livestreamed, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Nesic will also host an informal reception following the conclusion of the Portrait Unveiling and Lecture. This public reception will be held at Jackie O’s Brewpub at 24 W. Union St. in Athens from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and will feature music by John Horne, adjunct professor of guitar/jazz studies at OHIO.

Dr. Nesic, who is an expert in corrosion and fluid mechanics, is director of the internationally-renowned Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology, one of the largest corrosion research facilities in the world. He also serves as Russ Professor of Chemical Engineering in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology.

During the Nov. 1 lecture, Dr. Nesic will discuss his research, teaching and lessons he has learned throughout his career. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and areas resident who would like to attend the lecture and portrait unveiling can register online at this registration page.

Watch the livestream of the Distinguished Professor Portrait Unveiling and Lecture