Scranton Receives 2007 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Alec Scranton is one of six University of Iowa faculty members who have won the 2007 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence. Given by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, the award honors faculty members for work representing a significant contribution to excellence in public education. Each honoree will receive $1,000.

Scranton is professor of chemical and biochemical engineering and associate dean for academic programs. He has an extensive background of expertise in polymer science and engineering, polymer reaction engineering and surfactants. He is director of the National Science Foundation-based Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Fundamentals and Applications of Photopolymerizations, a joint center between the UI and the University of Colorado. In his role as associate dean at the UI, he has led a major reshaping of engineering curriculum over the last several years, and he has shepherded significant increases in student enrollment, the honors program and the number of students graduating with bachelor's degrees in engineering.