Engineering Distinguished Researcher Award
The Engineering Distinguished Researcher Award recognizes sustained and consistent research excellence by a full-time full professor within the college. The award was established in 2016 to recognize significant achievements over a person’s research career. The selection committee uses the following criteria for this award:
Sustained and consistent research activities including most of the following:
- External funding support and expenditures
- Refereed Publications and Citations
- Intellectual Products including Patents and Disclosures
- National and International Research awards
- Research mentoring and Team building including collaborative funding
- Graduate program accomplishments including PhD student mentoring
- Outstanding impact of work on his/her profession and K-State
Donghai Wang, BAE
This year’s recipient is Donghai Wang, professor in the department of biological and agricultural engineering.
- Dr. Wang collaborates with a variety of students and international peers to find the most cost-effective production methods to make biofuels and materials.
- He has received many awards for his research and has even had one of his findings become a newly adopted method in the industry. He has taken his expertise in his subject area and authored or co-authored more than 150 articles, served on industry technical committees and supervised more than 30 students pursuing higher-level degrees.
John Hatcliff, CS, 2018
James H. Edgar, CHE, 2017
Douglas S. McGregor, MNE, 2016