Elabd appointed holder of the Joe M. Nesbitt Professorship in Chemical Engineering

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Dr. Yossef Elabd, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was appointed holder of the Joe M. Nesbitt Professorship in Chemical Engineering effective Sept. 1, 2017. This is just the latest in a long list of titles and honors for Elabd.

This summer, Elabd received three National Science Foundation (NSF) awards and also served as a Fish Camp namesake (Session C, Color Purple). Last year, Elabd was named the associate department head and director of the undergraduate program in the department. Also in 2016, Elabd was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society. In 2015 he was awarded a senior visiting fellowship at the University of Bologna in Italy, the world’s oldest university. In addition to these honors, Elabd has also received the NSF CAREER Award (2007-12), the DuPont Science and Engineering Award (2005-06), the Army Research Office Young Investigator Award (2004-07) and an NRC Postdoctoral Award (2001-03).

In addition to these appointments and awards, Elabd has also made significant advances with his research. In 2014 and 2016, Elabd’s research led to two patents on the synthesis of a new class of materials, polymerized ionic liquid block co-polymers, which are now being implemented in improving the efficiency and lower the cost in fuel cells and lithium ion batteries.