Otaigbe earns Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair | Schools
Dr. Joshua Otaigbe, a professor in The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, has been awarded the Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair in France for the fall 2013 semester.
Otaigbe will hold the Distinguished Chair in Polymer Materials Science and Engineering at University of Lyon, the largest science and engineering university in France. As chair, Otaigbe will lecture in polymer science, materials engineering and rheology at the masters and doctoral levels at French universities, and engage in cutting-edge research involving the U.S. and France with French counterparts.
A presidentially-appointed 12-member board selects faculty for the chairs, which are reserved for “eminent scholars with substantial experience and publications in their respective fields.” Otaigbe’s appointment is part of a plan for a Materials World Network that he has proposed to the National Science Foundation.
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