Miao Yu selected as Wilson H. Elkins Professor

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Professor Miao Yu (ME/ISR) has been selected to receive a two-year University System of Maryland Wilson H. Elkins Professorship for FY24–25. She becomes the third Clark School and Mechanical Engineering faculty member to receive the prestigious professorship, following in the footsteps of Jim Duncan and Don DeVoe. Yu is the first female Clark School faculty member to be so honored.

The professorship was established in 1978 as the first permanently endowed, university-wide professorship at the University of Maryland. It was extended to the entire University System of Maryland (USM) in 1988. It is named for former University of Maryland President Wilson H. Elkins, who served from 1954 to 1978.

To qualify for the position, a faculty member needs to have a solid record of achievement in a recognized academic or professional discipline; show evidence of significant achievement outside traditional disciplines but linked in scholarly and professional ways to the work of the USM; demonstrate ability and a continuing desire to lead and inspire undergraduate and graduate students in a range of learning situations; and show ability and intent to participate vigorously in programs and activities outside the USM.

Published July 27, 2023