2014 UIC Distinguished Professors

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College of Pharmacy professor Alexander Mankin is one of this year’s UIC Distinguished Professors. Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin/UIC Photo Services

 

The UIC Distinguished Professorship recognizes scholarship, creativity and leadership. Faculty members are nominated by their peers and selected by a committee that includes others who have received the honor.

This year’s distinguished professors are:

Alexander Mankin, professor of medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy, whose studies of the molecular makeup of the ribosome have provided new information on modes of action for antibiotics.

Roger Weissberg, professor of psychology and education, a pioneer whose research has shown the effectiveness of social and emotional learning in helping students succeed in the classroom.

Alexander Yarin, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, whose work in nanotechnology could lead to easier production of graphene, with potential uses on touch screens, senors and next-generation electronic devices.