Gary D. Grossman

Distinguished Research Professor 2004 Gary D. Grossman, Professor of Animal Ecology, studies freshwater fish ecology and focuses on how complex fish populations interact both with other species and with the ever-changing environment. He has made fundamental contributions in three areas: understanding the role of environmental change on...

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Yiping Zhao

Distinguished Research Professor 2016 Yiping Zhao, professor of physics, has made tremendous contributions to the field of nanotechnology. He has developed a method to rapidly and accurately detect viruses, bacteria and chemical contaminants using a technique known as surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, or SERS, which measures...

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Thomas Mote

Thomas Mote

Distinguished Research Professor 2016 Thomas Mote, professor of geography, is a world-renowned expert on the impact of climate change and variability on the Earth’s water cycle, particularly the “cryosphere,” which includes ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and snow cover. Some of his most notable work involves...

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Elena Karahanna

Elena Karahanna

Distinguished Research Professor 2016 Elena Karahanna, the L. Edmund Rast Professor of Business, is an exceptionally high-impact researcher and an authority on the implementation and use of information systems. In particular, her research has provided significant contributions to our knowledge about attitudinal and emotional factors that...

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Roberto Docampo

Distinguished Research Professor 2016 Roberto Docampo, professor of cellular biology and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, is renowned for his work on Chagas disease and sleeping sickness, potentially fatal parasitic infections that have ravaged populations in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa, respectively. He is credited with discovering...

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Daniel Nakano

Creative Research Award 2016 Daniel Nakano, Distinguished Research Professor of Mathematics, is renowned for his contributions to representation theory, which includes the study of Lie algebras, algebraic groups and quantum groups. This important branch of mathematics impacts many fields, including chemistry and physics, as it originated...

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James Leebens-Mack

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Peggy Ozias-Akins

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John Drake

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