Our distinguished faculty and staff have been recognized with numerous honors for their global work in water, health, energy, and the environment. They discover technologies, standards, methods, products, and processes that improve the world we live in.
University Distinguished Professors
University Distinguished Professors comprise less than one percent of Colorado State University faculty. Over 31 years of the program’s existence, only a selected few have received this special honor across the university.
University Distinguished Teaching Scholar
University Distinguished Teaching Scholars have records of performance ranking them among the most outstanding teachers and educators in their disciplines.
Faculty members must be approved through an extensive process that includes a panel of current University Distinguished Teaching Scholars at Colorado State University.
Branislav Notaros, 2016, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Darrell Fontane, 2013, Civil and Environmental Engineering (emeritus)
Current faculty who are National Academy of Engineering members:
- Bruce Ellingwood, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Emeritus faculty who are National Academy of Engineering members:
Jack Cermak, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Ray Chamberlain, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Marvin Jensen, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Larry Roesner, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Graeme Stephens, Atmospheric Science; Tom Vonder Haar, Atmospheric Science
Current faculty who are National Academy of Sciences members:
- A.R. Ravishankara, Atmospheric Science and Chemistry
Current faculty who are Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors:
- Steve Simske, 2021, Systems Engineering
- V. “Chandra” Chandrasekar, 2020, Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Susan James, 2020, Mechanical Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering, and School of Advanced Materials Discovery