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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.

Dr. Srdjan Nesic named 2021 Distinguished Professor

Dr. Srdjan Nesic, Russ Professor of Chemical Engineering in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, has been named the 2021 Distinguished Professor.

“Dr. Nesic is recognized as one of the world’s leading scholars in his field, and he is most deserving of the distinguished professor designation, Ohio University’s highest honor,” Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis said. “Srdjan’s scientific expertise has been cited globally, and his work and research, along with that of his current and former students, are making a tremendous impact in the world of corrosion science.”

An expert in corrosion and fluid mechanics, Dr. Nesic is director of the internationally-renowned Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology, one of the largest corrosion research facilities in the world. The Institute is funded by a consortium of large national and multinational companies from around the world to address the problems stemming from corrosion of major infrastructure.

To read more about Dr. Nesic and this honor, please see this OHIO News article.