Ron Larson, the George Granger Brown and A.H. White Distinguished University Professor of Chemical Engineering has received the 2017 Department of Chemical Engineering Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award.
Larson, a member of the National Academy of Engineering since 2003, is a distinguished researcher, teacher, and leader. He is well-known for his expertise in complex fluids and polymers and has advised 20 PhD students and published nearly 400 research articles. He served as chair of the department from 2000-2008 and as the interim chair of Biomedical Engineering Department from 2013-2014.
In addition to the Distinguished University Professorship, he received the College of Engineering’s Steven S. Attwood Award. He was also the recipient of the Bingham Medal from the Society of Rheology and AIChE’s Alpha Chi Sigma Award.
He began his career at the University of Michigan in 1996 after working for Bell Labs. He is also a member of the faculty of the Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Macromolecular Science and Engineering Departments.