The title of Presidential Chair is one of the highest and most prestigious honors that Colorado State University may award to a faculty member, and recognizes sustained excellence in research and scholarly activity. Four presidential chairs have been established through the transformational gift from college alumnus Walter Scott, Jr.
Tami Bond has been appointed the Walter Scott, Jr. Presidential Chair in Energy, Environment and Health, joining the college in Fall 2019. Bond’s research describes the challenges of a “decision-to-impact” framework, affecting present and future global atmospheric conditions and health.
James Hurrell joined Colorado State University in September 2018 as the Walter Scott, Jr. Presidential Chair in Environmental Science and Engineering. Hurrell’s research centers on analyses and model simulations of climate, climate variability and climate change.
Diagnostic tool development
Systems and synthetic biology
Advanced combustion technology
Efficient and resilient infrastructure
Impacts of energy
Lasers and optical technologies
Renewable and sustainable energy