Michael Khonsari Named LSU Distinguished Research Master

photo: Michael Khonsari in labBATON ROUGE – The LSU Council on Research has awarded Mechanical Engineering Professor Michael Khonsari the Distinguished Research Master Award in recognition of his outstanding career accomplishments in engineering research and scholarship.

The council, part of the LSU Office of Research & Economic Development, recognizes two LSU faculty members each year from arts; humanities; social or behavioral sciences; and science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

A luncheon to honor this year’s recipients will take place on April 12 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Club at Union Square.

“I am truly honored to have been nominated and selected for this distinguished recognition at LSU,” Khonsari said.

Since 1999, Khonsari has served as the Dow Chemical Endowed Chair in Rotating Machinery at LSU. He is also the director of LSU’s Center for Rotating Machinery in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. For the past 15 years, Khonsari has served as the Louisiana Board of Regents Associate Commissioner for Sponsored Programs—Research and Development and is also on the Louisiana Board of Regents Master Plan Research Advisory Committee. In 2012, former Gov. Bobby Jindal appointed him to the Louisiana Innovation Council, of which he is still a member.

More recently, Khonsari was selected to become a member of the European Academy of Sciences, a non-profit organization consisting of distinguished scholars and engineers performing forefront research and the development of advanced technologies. Members are chosen by a board of governors made up of Nobel Prize winners.

To learn more about LSU’s Distinguished Research Master Awards, click here.

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