The Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievements in Research presented to Joseph Kolis

The Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievements in Research was presented to Joseph Kolis in the Department of Chemistry. Kolis’ group studies the synthesis and chemistry of novel inorganic compounds with unusual structures and properties. The group is particularly interested in chemistry under very unusual reaction conditions, such as with very high temperatures and pressures, or in exotic solvents.

 

2014 Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research

Dr. Linda Gambrell, Eugene T. Moore School of Education

The 2014 Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievements in Research was awarded to Linda Gambrell, Distinguished Professor of Education in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education who teaches graduate and undergraduate literacy courses. She has served as a consultant in the area of reading and literacy development throughout the Unites States and internationally, and also serves as an expert for Scholastic Inc. and ePals. From 1999 to 2006, she was the director of the School of Education at Clemson.

2013 Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research

Dr. Charng-Hsein Juang, Civil Engineering

The Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research was presented to Dr. Charng-Hsein Juang in Civil Engineering. Juang’s research is in geotechnical engineering, which is the branch of civil engineering that focuses on the behavior of earth materials, such as rock and soil. His most recent research is on liquefaction — the loss of soil stability — caused by earthquakes. Another current research project involves the development of a new robust geotechnical design methodology, which could lead to improvements in deep excavation projects in congested, urban areas. Dr. Juang is the Co-Editor in Chief for Engineering Geology, an international journal. Click here to learn more about Juang’s work.