Yuehe Lin, professor in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture,
was named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Lin is 1 of 168 NAI Fellows for 2019, recognized
for his “highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating inventions that
have made tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society,”
according to the selection committee.
William M. Hamlin was selected as the first faculty member to serve the Honors College
as the Elma Ryan Bornander Honors Chair. Hamlin is a professor of English and has taught in the
Honors College since 2014. In his new endowed position, Hamlin will conduct research examining the
balances between religious and secular language in the early modern era.
Kris Kowdley, clinical faculty in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine,
and Yuehe Lin, professor in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture,
were named Highly Cited Researchers by Web of Science Group. Kowdley is an internationally
recognized liver disease expert, while Lin is a leader in the bioengineering and biomedical