Honoring SUNY Distinguished Professors

Welcome Back Blast Pep Rally and Fireworks Spectacular on the Student Union Field at the end of Welcome in August 2022.

The Office for Faculty Affairs oversees the nomination of SUNY Distinguished Professors, the highest rank in the SUNY System. 

The distinction of SUNY Distinguished Professor is attained through extraordinary contributions to, and impact on, the candidate’s field of study, often evidenced by significant research and/or creative activity. The work must be of such character that it has the potential to elevate the standards of scholarship or creative activity of colleagues, both within and beyond their academic fields.

SUNY Distinguished Professors

SUNY Distinguished Professors (2023)

Professor Xiufeng Liu photograph.
Xiufeng Liu

Department of Learning and Instruction

Professor Thomas Thundat headshot.
Thomas Thundat

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Professor Robert Zivadinov head shot.
Robert Zivadinov

Department of Neurology

Professor Diana Aga.
Diana S. Aga

Department of Chemistry

Professor Jochen Autschbach.
Jochen Autschbach

Department of Chemistry

R. Lorraine Collins

Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Luis A. Colón

Department of Chemistry

Steven Schwaitzberg

Department of Surgery

Professor Paul Vanouse.
Paul Vanouse

Department of Art

Gil Wolfe

Department of Neurology

Professor Igor Zutic.
Igor Žutić

Department of Physics

SUNY Distinguished Professors Through the Years

Celebration of Faculty & Staff Excellence

Each Fall,  the UB community celebrates the achievements of our faculty and staff in the areas of research, teaching, and service. The Celebration of Faculty and Staff Excellence event includes a welcome by President Satish K. Tripathi, remarks by Provost A. Scott Weber, and an on-stage presentation recognizing awardees in the following categories:

·      External awards designated as “prestigious” and “highly prestigious” by the National Research Council

·      SUNY Distinguished Professor

·      SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence

·      UB Distinguished Professor

·      50 and 60 years of service

2022 Celebration of Faculty & Staff Academic Excellence

SUNY Distinguished Professors From left to right:.

From left to right: President Satish K. Tripathi, Steven Schwaitzberg (JSMBS), Mark Swihart (SEAS), Robert G. Shibley (SAP) , Quanxi Jia (SEAS), Luis A. Colón (CAS), R. Lorraine Collins  (SPHHP), Provost A. Scott Weber

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