Dr. Webster Installed as Art Zafiropoulo Chair in Engineering

Thomas Web­ster, an inter­na­tion­ally renowned researcher who has pio­neered the use of nan­otech­nology to improve med­ical devices, was for­mally installed as the inaugural Art Zafiropoulo Chair in Engi­neering on Friday afternoon.

Web­ster, a pro­fessor and chair of the Depart­ment of Chem­ical Engi­neering, was honored at a cer­e­mony in the Raytheon Amphithe­ater attended by Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun and other uni­ver­sity leaders, fac­ulty, staff, stu­dents, family, and friends. He gave a lec­ture in which he dis­cussed his career devel­oping nano­ma­te­rials for a range of med­ical appli­ca­tions, his love for working on trans­la­tional research, and how his entre­pre­neurial endeavors have paved impor­tant paths toward advancing his work beyond the lab.

Endowed chairs and pro­fes­sor­ships are among the highest recog­ni­tion that an institution of higher edu­ca­tion can bestow on its fac­ulty, and among the most pow­erful tools North­eastern has for recruiting and retaining top fac­ulty. Donors like Zafiropoulo who estab­lish an endowed chair create a lasting legacy that links their name to excel­lence in research and teaching in per­pe­tuity. Endowed chairs are reserved for dis­tin­guished scholars and teachers and pro­vide funds to the chair holder in sup­port of his or her teaching, research, and service.

Read the full article over at news@Northeastern here! Congratulations Dr. Webster!