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Vlachos appointed Ferguson Professor and UD Energy Institute director

Dionisios G. Vlachos has been named the inaugural Allan and Myra Ferguson Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware. He also has been appointed director of the UD Energy Institute.

“Dion Vlachos has an international reputation as a leader in renewable energy research and catalysis,” said Provost Domenico Grasso. “He brings tremendous knowledge and dedication to the quest for clean energy solutions and is generous in sharing his expertise with his students and colleagues. These types of appointments are designed to recognize considerable achievements and impact. Dion is a world-class scholar and we are fortunate to have him at UD.”

“This recognition is well deserved,” said Babatunde Ogunnaike, dean of the College of Engineering. “Dion Vlachos is driving new discoveries in catalysis and pioneering applications to the renewable energy challenge, working with colleagues and students at UD and with research partners around the world. He is a perfect exemplar of the University’s commitment to excellence in teaching, mentoring, scholarship and service — a tradition that Allan and Myra Ferguson have generously supported.”