Monthly Archives: January 2016

Robotics Engineer Tan Named MSU Foundation Professor

Michigan State University (MSU) has named Xiaobo Tan an MSU Foundation Professor. Tan, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of MSU’s Smart Microsystems Laboratory, focuses his research on electroactive polymer sensors and actuators, modeling and control of smart materials, and bio-inspired underwater robots. …

Thermochemical Energy Researcher Klausner Named MSU Foundation Professor

Michigan State University (MSU) has named James F. Klausner an MSU Foundation Professor. Klausner, who joined MSU on January 1, 2016, as chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was previously the Newton C. Ebaugh Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida in Gainesville and a program director at the Advanced …

Plant Scientist Howe Named MSU Foundation Professor

Michigan State University (MSU) plant scientist Gregg Howe has been named an MSU Foundation Professor. Howe, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a researcher in the MSU-Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory, studies how plants defend themselves in response to insects and other environmental stresses. According …

Ultrafast Laser Researcher Dantus Named 
MSU Foundation Professor

Michigan State University (MSU) Distinguished Professor Marcos Dantus has been named an MSU Foundation Professor. Dantus, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has pioneered the use of spectrally and temporally shaped ultrafast pulses and has invented revolutionary laser optimization instruments. According …