Richard Anyah, assistant professor of atmospheric science in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, is the most recent recipient of the Al Geib Professorship in Environmental Engineering Research and Education.
The named professorship is the School of Engineering’s program for recognizing the achievements of assistant and associate professors who “exemplify excellence, being at the very top of their area of research.” The selection committee noted Anyah’s excellent work as a panelist for seven years in the United Nations World Climate Research Program and his prominence as an expert in modeling global climate change. He was nominated by the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment.
It is rare for someone from the College to receive this award because only one faculty member with a tenure home outside of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) is selected each time. According to Amvrossios Bagtzoglou, CEE professor and head, Anyah’s position as an Al Geib Professor has the potential to strengthen the existing ties between the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the School of Engineering. (more…)