William Gallus, Professor, Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Dan Nettleton, Distinguished Professor, Department of Statistics, and Laurence H. Baker Chair in Biological Statistics, and Theresa Windus, Professor, Department of Chemistry, have each received Outstanding Career Achievement in Research awards.
They will be recognized at the Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall Convocation and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, September 10, at 3:30 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union.
Outstanding Career Achievement in Research Recognizes faculty members who have a national or international reputation for contributions in research and/or artistic creativity, and who have influenced the research activities of students:
• William Gallus, Professor, Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences. Gallus is an outstanding researcher, award-winning instructor, and mentor. Since 1995 he has authored or co-authored 75 papers in the leading meteorology journals, 60 of which as lead author or with one of his students as lead author. He has received 32 external grants as lead PI and 10 as CoPI from 11 agencies including NASA, NOAA, NSF, and DOE for a total of $8.7M, and an additional ~$4.3M for five grants where he served as senior personnel. He has advised, or is currently advising, 8 PhD and 24 MS students. • Dan Nettleton, Distinguished Professor, Department of Statistics, and Laurence H. Baker Chair in Biological Statistics. Nettleton is a tremendously prolific scholar. He publishes about 10-12 manuscripts in the peer-reviewed literature each year, and this productivity has been sustained for years. He is currently PI or co-PI on about $13M, and mentors between four and six PhD students at any given time. Expressions from highly respected scientists are uniformly strong and include “one of a kind”, “the total package” and “highly qualified.” Nettleton has a stellar reputation both inside and outside ISU. • Theresa Windus, Professor, Department of Chemistry. Windus is an extraordinarily accomplished research scientist. What she has accomplished is truly amazing. She has the very unusual talent to see the big picture of any research problem; at the same time she never misses a detail. A consequence of this talent is that every research program that she leads or participates in is rarely open to criticism, because it is a beautiful and complete masterpiece. She is also an excellent mentor to her graduate students and postdocs. She meets with most of them on a weekly basis. She is warm and encouraging and she leads by example.
See all 2015 faculty and staff awards.