Professor Timothy P. Lodge has been named a Regents Professor by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. Established in 1965 by the Board of Regents to recognize the national and international prominence of faculty members, the Regents Professorship is the highest honor the University of Minnesota bestows on its faculty. Lodge is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. He is a renowned polymer scientist and has served the University of Minnesota with distinction for three decades with an outstanding record of research, teaching and service. Formal recognition by the Board of Regents is scheduled for September.
In addition to his joint departmental appointment, Tim serves as director of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) in the College of Science and Engineering, leader of the Microstructured Polymers program in the Industrial Partnership for Research in Interfacial and Materials Engineering (IPRIME), and editor-in-chief of Macromolecules. He has received many professional honors, but is well know at the University of Minnesota for his teaching, development of instructional programs, and advising and mentoring of students. In 2012 he received the Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education Award as recognition of his instructional and advising involvements.