COSAM News Articles 2020 August Evangelos Miliordos selected for endowed professorship

Evangelos Miliordos selected for endowed professorship

Published: 08/25/2020

By: Maria Gebhardt

Congratulations to Evangelos Miliordos, assistant  professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM), on his selection as the Dr. James E. Land Endowed Professorship effective October 1, 2020.

"The Department of Chemistry has provided a supportive working environment for me and my research group since I joined Auburn University four years ago,” Miliordos explained. “I am highly grateful to my colleagues, who nominated me for this Professorship. I see this award as a sign of appreciation on behalf of the department, COSAM, and finally Auburn University for my hard work. This award will motivate me further to achieve even higher goals.”

This three-year term is given to a full-time tenure-track faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Miliordos, whose research focuses on computational chemistry, received a National Science Foundation CAREER award for $558,375 earlier this year.

“Dr. Miliordos is precisely the kind of faculty member the Land Professorship was designed to honor and encourage. His research employs advanced quantum chemical calculations to understand fundamental phenomena (e.g., transition metal-ligand interactions) in a brand new light, fueling ideas for novel real-world applications. He has garnered funding from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy, and he has recruited a strong cohort of dedicated and enthusiastic graduate students. He is an invaluable collaborator on numerous other projects both in and outside our department. In addition to all of this, Evangelos is a wonderful teacher and a great mentor to his students,” said Doug Goodwin, chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

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