Oct 25, 2021  
Rensselaer Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2021-2022

Named Professorships


Rensselaer has a number of professorships honoring individuals or institutions for whom they are named, as well as honoring those who occupy them. These named professorships are listed below with their incumbents.

Ray Palmer Baker Distinguished Professorship

Toh-Ming Lu

Richard Baruch M.D. Career Development Professor

Jennifer Hurley

Clay P. Bedford, Sr. ‘24 Endowed Chair Professorship

Marcin Marchewka

Margie S. and Leland B. Bishop ‘60 Career Development Professor

(vacant)
Howard N. Blitman ‘50 P.E. Career Development Professor in Engineering

(vacant)

Irene and Robert Bozzone ‘55 Professor of Management and Technology

T. Ravichandran

Ann and John H. Broadbent Jr. ‘59 Senior Constellation Professor, Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering

Robert J. Linhardt

Warren H. Bruggeman ‘46 and Pauline Urban Bruggeman Distinguished Chair

Bill Francis

Henry Burlage Chaired Professorship in Engineering

Robert Hull

Priti and Mukesh Chatter ‘82 Fund for Global Impact Career Development Chair

Fudong Han
Dorothy and Fred Chau ‘71 Career Development Constellation Professor in Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering

Mattheos Koffas

Senior Constellation Professor, Biocomputation and Bioinformatics

Gaetano Montelione

Constellation Professor, Biocomputation and Bioinformatics

George Makhatadze

Constellation Professor, Biocomputation and Bioinformatics

Catherine Royer

Constellation Chair, Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering

Richard Gross
Constellation Professor, Future Chips

(vacant)

Constellation Professor, Tetherless World

James A. Hendler

Constellation Professor, Tetherless World

Constellation Professor, Tetherless World

Deborah L. McGuinness

(vacant)

John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Chair of Engineering

Nikhil Koratkar

John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Chair of Engineering

Ge Wang
Thomas and Constance D’Ambra Professor in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

(vacant)

David M. Darrin ‘40 Senior Chair at the Darrin Fresh Water Institute

Rick Relyea

Margaret A. Darrin Distinguished Professor

William Henshaw

James L. Decker ‘45 Endowed Chair in Aerospace Engineering Vehicle Design

Michael Amitay

Nancy and Roland Fitzroy Professor of Engineering

(vacant)
Ford Foundation Professor

Chulsung Bae

Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Professor in the Technologies of Management

(vacant)

Alma and H. Erwin Hale ‘30 Teaching Professorship of Humanities and Social Sciences

(vacant)

Edward P. Hamilton Distinguished Educator Chair of Computer Science

Edward P. Hamilton Distinguished Educator

Edward P. Hamilton Career Development Chair

Francine Berman

Frank Spear

(vacant)

William Howard Hart Professor of Rational and Technical Mechanics

Jose Holguin-Veras

Edward E. Hood, Jr. Endowed Faculty Chair

(vacant)

John Tod Horton ‘52 Professor of Materials Engineering

David Duquette

John Tod Horton ‘52 Professor of Materials Engineering

G. Ramanath

Robert W. Hunt Professor of Metallurgical Engineering

Richard W. Siegel

Institute Professor of Science

Shirley Ann Jackson

Institute Professor of Science

E. Bruce Watson

Institute Professor of Engineering

Jonathan Dordick

Institute Professor of Engineering Ricardo Dobry

Judith and Thomas Iovino ‘73 Professor in Civil Engineering

Tarek Abdoun
Howard P. Isermann ‘42 Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Jonathan Dordick

Elisabeth C. and Samuel A. Johnson ‘37 Professor in Engineering

Mark S. Shephard

J. Erik Jonsson ‘22 Distinguished Professor 

Suvranu De

Kodak Chair in Environmental Engineering

(vacant)
Gail and Jeffrey L. Kodosky ‘70 Chair in Physics, Information Technology, and Entrepreneurship

Shengbai Zhang

Gail and Jeffrey L. Kodosky ‘70 Chair in Physics, Information Technology, and Entrepreneurship

Vincent Meunier

Frederic R. Kolleck ‘52 Career Development Professor in Chemistry

Kevin Rose

Louis Ellsworth Laflin Professor of English

(vacant)

P.K. Lashmet Career Development Chair

(vacant)

Ruth and Augustine Marusi ‘36 Professorship in Global Business Management (vacant)
Noble Enterprise Constellation (vacant)
Noble Enterprise Constellation (vacant)
Noble Enterprise Constellation (vacant)
Noble Enterprise Constellation (vacant)
Elaine S. and Jack S. Parker Endowed Chair Engineering

Shekhar Garde

Thomas Phelan Chair in Humanities and Social Sciences

(vacant)

Rayleigh Chair for Theoretical Physics

Humberto Terrones

Rosalind and John J. Redfern Jr. ‘33 Professor of Engineering

Farhan Gandhi

Eliza Ricketts Foundation Professor of Mathematics

(vacant)

Eliza Ricketts Foundation Career Development Professor of Mathematics

Jeffrey Banks
Virginia and Lloyd W. Rittenhouse ‘35 Teaching Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences

Vivek Ghosal

Patricia W. and C. Sheldon Roberts ‘48 Chaired Professor in Solid State Electronics

Michael S. Shur

Russell Sage Professor of Engineering

John Wen

Claire and Roland Schmitt Distinguished Professorship

Boleslaw Szymanski

Alan Paul Schulz Career Development Chair in Chemistry

Jacob Shelley

Kay and Jackson Tai ‘72 Senior Professor

Chanaka Edirisinghe

Travelstead Institute Chair

Gwo-Ching Wang
William Weightman Walker Professor of Chemistry

(vacant)

William Weightman Walker Professor of Polymer Engineering

Steven Cramer

Wellfleet Career Development Constellation Professor in Future Chips Research

(vacant)

Wellfleet Senior Constellation Professor in Future Chips Research

(vacant)

Cary L. Wellington Professor of Management of Technology

(vacant)

Dean R. Wellington ‘83 Teaching Professorship in Management

(vacant)

Yamada Corporation Professor

William A. Wallace