Endowed Chairs and Professorships


Endowed chairs and professorships provide support for the important research that our talented faculty members conduct and enhance their efforts in specialized areas of study. They provide new and innovative paths for our students to pursue in both undergraduate and graduate engineering education.


College of Engineering

Associate Professor Paul Furth taught a class on analog technology for the Engineering New Mexico Resource Network.

Associate Professor Paul Furth holds the John Kaichiro Nakayama and Tome Miyaguchi Nakayama Professorship for Teaching Excellence

Endowed Professorships

  • John Kaichiro Nakayama and Tome Miyaguchi Nakayama Professorship for Research Excellence: Ou Ma
  • John Kaichiro Nakayama and Tome Miyaguchi Nakayama Professorship for Teaching Excellence: Paul Furth

Former Recipient: Phillip DeLeon (first recipient)

  • PECSO Endowed Professorship in Industrial Water Quality and Reclamation Research: TBA, late 2017

Chemical Engineering

Endowed Professorship

  • Robert Davis Distinguished Professorship in Chemical Engineering: David Rockstraw

Former Recipients: Shuguang Deng, Martha Mitchell (first recipients)

Civil Engineering

Endowed Chair

  • Ed and Harold Foreman Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering: Nirmala Khandan (first recipient)

Endowed Professorships

  • John Clark Distinguished Professorship: Phil King
NMSU Professor and Civil Engineering Department Head David Jáuregui leads the Bridge Inspection Program that provides students with career-critical education and experience. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

Civil Engineering Department Head David Jauregui holds the Ed Foreman Distinguished Professorship in Civil Engineering

Former Recipients: Nirmala Khandan (first recipient)

  • Ed Foreman Distinguished Professorship in Civil Engineering: David Jáuregui

Former Recipient: Peter Martin, Rola Idriss (first recipient)

  • Harold Foreman Distinguished Professorship in Civil Engineering: Zohrab Samani (first recipient)
  • Wells-Hatch Family Distinguished Professorship in Civil Engineering: TBA 

Former Recipient: David Jáuregui (first recipient)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Endowed Chairs

  • Frank Carden Endowed Chair for Telemetering and Telecommunications: Charles Creusere

Former Recipients: Frank Carden, William P. Osborne, Stephen Horan

  • PNM Endowed Chair for Utility Management: Satish Ranade (first recipient)

Endowed Professorships

Former Recipients: Vojin Oklobdzija, Mike Giles

Igor_Sevostianov

Igor Sevostianov, associate professor and recipient of the Dwight and Aubrey Chapman Distinguished Professorship in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Endowed Professorships

  • Dwight and Audrey Graham Chapman Distinguished Professorship in Mechanical Engineering: Igor Sevostianov

Former Recipient: Eric Butcher (first recipient)

  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Academy Distinguished Professorship: TBA

Former recipients: Mingjuin Wei, Igor Sevostianov (first recipient)

  • Forrest Mooney Endowed Professorship in Aerospace Engineering: TBA
  • Robert G. Myers Department Head Professorship in Mechanical Engineering: Reuy-Hung Chen

Former Recipients: Thomas Burton (first recipient), Ian Leslie


Pending Completion of Endowment Funding

  • Ken White Endowed Professorship in Structures and Transportation Engineering

NMSU Regents Professors

The Regents Professorship, established in 2001 by the NMSU Board of Regents, recognizes faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the university’s mission and to honor contributions in the areas of education, research, extension education and public service.

  • Sonya Cooper