Caltech Celebrates Newest Cohort of Named Professors
During the 2017-18 academic year, Caltech recognized six faculty members with their first named professorship—the Institute's most distinguished award for individual faculty. This honor provides faculty with additional funds and resources to pursue their best ideas while continuing to mentor future generations of leaders.
Each named professorship brings its own distinct legacy. Many professorships, for instance, have long-standing histories, and pass on through each appointment a tradition of discovery and exploration from one academic generation to the next, from one colleague to another. A professorship may also provide a faculty member with an opportunity to forge meaningful connections with the philanthropists who provided the donation that made it possible.
It is an honor to present the 2017-18 cohort of named professors.