AUBURN UNIVERSITY – John Fulton, a professor in the Auburn University Department of Biosystems Engineering and specialist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, has been awarded the Alabama Farmers Federation Agriculture Professorship, College of Agriculture Dean Bill Batchelor has announced.
“During his time at Auburn University, Dr. Fulton has embodied the university’s threefold mission of research, instruction and outreach,” said Batchelor. “It is fitting that someone whose work has done much to advance agriculture in this state would be the first honoree of this professorship.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The American College of Sports Medicine has appointed Auburn University’s Bruce Gladden as editor-in-chief of its flagship journal, “Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
Gladden is a Humana-Germany-Sherman Distinguished Professor in Auburn’s School of Kinesiology in the College of Education. A Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine since 1980, he has an international reputation in the field of exercise physiology with more than 100 cited scientific publications and more than 3,500 citations to those publications.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Charles D. and Lisa Q. Miller of Birmingham have donated $1 million to the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University to create a new endowed faculty chair. The philanthropic gift will provide funding to maintain a top faculty member with experience and expertise in engineering and business practices, enabling the college to offer a relevant business foundation to its engineering students.
“I am pleased about what this gift will create for Auburn’s engineering students,” said Charlie. “It will provide them with a solid understanding of business principles and enable them to stand out among their peers in the engineering and business world.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Michael Wooten, a professor in the College of Sciences and Mathematics Department of Biological Sciences, has been named Auburn University’s Presidential Administrative Fellow for 2014.
The fellowship program is designed to help individual faculty members gain senior administrative experience while applying their academic expertise to issues and programs that impact a broad segment of the university community.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The National Academy of Inventors has named Vitaly Vodyanoy, a professor of physiology and director of the biosensor laboratory in Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine, as one of the association’s 2013 fellows. Representing 94 research universities and governmental and nonprofit research institutions, the 143 new fellows collectively hold more than 5,600 U.S. patents.
Vodyanoy is probably best known for his creation of an advanced illumination system that greatly enhances the resolution power of the light microscope. Licensed to CytoViva Inc., microscopes with his illumination system are being sold worldwide and have found a niche in nanomedicine research where they can visualize nanoparticles that cannot be seen with a typical light microscope. The technology won the prestigious R&D Magazine 100 Awards in 2006 and 2007, the Nano 50 Award in 2007 and currently is enabling researchers in biomedical and other fields to advance their science and find solutions to health, environmental and other problems.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University professor, department chair and researcher Arthur Appel was named interim associate dean for research in the College of Agriculture and interim assistant director of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, effective Jan. 1, Dean and Director Bill Batchelor has announced.
“Dr. Appel’s track record of success as a researcher and administrative leader at Auburn make him an excellent selection for this role,” Batchelor said. “He has been vital to our research programs and administrative team, and we are pleased for his interest and willingness to take on these new opportunities.”