Three Texas A&M Energy Institute faculty affiliates were recently honored with significant awards from Texas A&M University.
Dr. Lei Fang, an Associate Professor of Chemistry, and Dr. Le Xie, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Energy Institute’s Assistant Director of Energy Digitization, have both been named Presidential Impact Fellows. Xie was also recently named a 2020 Chancellor Enhancing Development and Generating Excellence in Scholarship (EDGES) Fellow.
Fang and Xie are among eleven eminent Texas A&M University faculty members to be named 2020 Presidential Impact Fellows. The fourth class of Presidential Impact Fellows joins more than 65 colleagues recognized in prior years with one of the most prestigious scholarly impact awards presented to Texas A&M faculty. The award was initiated by President Michael K. Young to recognize rising stars in their respective fields and those who embody the university’s commitment to advancing knowledge through transformational learning, discovery, innovation, and impact for Texas and the world.
Dr. Erick Moreno-Centeno, an associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering has been honored with the Eppright Professorship in Undergraduate Teaching Excellence. This professorship is made possible through a generous endowment by George and Irma Eppright.
Moreno-Centeno is among three members of the Texas A&M faculty that have been honored with University Professorships for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence. The award is conferred upon the most distinguished instructors of undergraduate students at Texas A&M and underscores their uncommon excellence and devotion to teaching. Recipients are lauded for their innovations in pedagogy, exploring new teaching methods, and skills for engaging students.