Three IT faculty named Institute on the Environment fellows

Three Institute of Technology faculty have been named to three-year appointments as resident fellows within the University's Institute on the Environment. They include assistant professor Arindam Banerjee (computer science and engineering), professor Marc Hillmyer (chemistry), and associate professor Paige Novak (civil engineering).

These faculty members are among a total of 12 resident fellows chosen from a wide range of disciplines at the University of Minnesota. They will begin their three-year appointments in June 2010.

Each of the fellows will receive flexible funding to engage in creative research and problem solving, to develop new models of teaching and training, and to build new networks and partnerships. In addition, they will participate in leadership development activities, along with ongoing seminars, roundtables and other public engagement efforts.

The fellowships will give both up-and-coming and established leaders the opportunity to work together on finding 'outside the box' solutions to the world's biggest environmental problems. The fellows will expand on the accomplishments of the 2009 resident fellows, playing a key role in the Institute's world-class research, education and outreach mission.

Assistant Professor Arindam Banerjee (computer science and engineering)

Professor Marc Hillmyer (chemistry)

Associate Professor Paige Novak (civil engineering)