LSU Distinguished Faculty Awards Honors Engineering Professors

Several College of Engineering faculty members were recognized at the LSU Distinguished Faculty Award Ceremony on Tuesday, April 27, 2010.

Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering professor Marybeth Limawas awarded the Cliff & Nancy Spanier Alumni Professorship as well as the CASE Louisiana Professor of the Year. Lima's incredible talent and presence in the community has won her numerous other awards including the 2007 Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for service-learning. Lima was a Fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and a recipient of the LSU Distinguished Faculty Award. Lima's latest project was co-editing a book entitled The Future of Service-Learning: New Solutions for Sustaining and Improving Practice.

Associate Professor Guoqiang Li in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) received the LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award. Li hi has over 100 published papers and conference presentations. He currently serves on the editorial board and as a guest editor for four refereed journals and serving as an associate editor for one archival journal. He has also served as chair, session developer, committee member, and distinguished speaker in technical conferences, workshops, and seminars. In addition, Li has received 18 national, regional, and local awards for his research, mentoring, and professional service.

Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Awards were given to Michael G. Benton, assistant professor in the Cain Department of Chemical Engineering (ChE); James Henry, ChE assistant professor; Carol Friedland, assistant professor in the Department of Construction Management and Industrial Engineering; ME assistant professor Michael J. Martin; and Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering undergraduate advisor Frederick Thurber.

The Tiger Athletic Foundation ("TAF") is a nonprofit corporation that works to support LSU and the athletic program. TAF plays significant roles in the lives of current student-athletes and those that have graduated from the University. Throughout the years, TAF has also contributed to the LSU community by providing private funding and scholarships, new facilities and facility upgrades.

Though TAF highlights the athletic abilities of the LSU tigers, it does not overlook the dedication of dynamic professors that diligently work with the student-athletes in the classroom.


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Article by Crystal Jackson, College of Engineering Public Relations Graduate Assistant, 225-578-5706,