The 2015 Georgia Tech Professor of Excellence Award Presented by
At six home games each football season "The Georgia Power Professor of Excellence Award" presentation takes place on the field. The award recognizes one selected Professor from each of the six Colleges at Georgia Tech and is a perfect bridge between academics and athletics. Georgia Power representatives are on hand to present that game's "Professor of Excellence" with a $1,000 contribution to their College's general fund.
September 12 - Georgia Tech vs. Tulane
Professor of Excellence: Krista Walton
Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering in the College of Engineering.
Dr. Walton came to Georgia Tech in August 2009 as an Associate Professor and Marvin R. McClatchey and Ruth McClatchey Cline Faculty Fellow in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.
Dr. Walton received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama-Huntsville in Chemical Engineering and her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University, also in Chemical Engineering.
She serves as the principal investigator for the Walton Group whose research focuses on "the design and synthesis of next-generation multifunctional, porous materials with molecule-specific properties for absorption applications.
October 3 - Georgia Tech vs. UNC
Professor of Excellence: Nicholas Hud
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Sciences
Dr. Hud received his undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University and his Ph.D from the University of California-Davis. He was also a Postdoctoral Fellow at Livermore National Laboratory and UCLA.
Dr. Hud serves as the Director of the NSF Center for Chemical Evolution and the Associate Director of the Parker H. Petit Institute of Bioengineering and Bioscience.