UIC Distinguished Professors

Recognizing extraordinary scholarship in the College of Engineering

The title of UIC Distinguished Professor is one of the highest academic honors for faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago. It recognizes faculty members who have had a significant impact on their field through scholarship, creativity, and leadership.

In 2019, the College of Engineering created a public lecture series titled Reflections to recognize each new UIC Distinguished Professor from the College. Faculty members who are elevated to this rank deliver a spoken memoir of a research career, looking back at the science, pivotal moments, and collaborations that led to their present achievements. Reflections lectures are meant to be broadly accessible to a scientific audience. They bring together the entire College community to celebrate the work of colleagues and to set an aspirational bar for all.

The inaugural Reflections lecture was held in March 2019. Expand the sections below to read the biographies of College of Engineering faculty who have received distinguished professorships.

Distinguished Professor Biographies