Andrew T. Hunt Endowed Professorship: Sarit Dhar 

This distinguished award is for a professional in COSAM designed to strengthen or enhance the program of nanoscience, nanotechnology or a related field through the support of superior faculty in the COSAM.  It shall be for a newly recruited faculty member who had established an actively funded research program in their previous position with a quality publication track record or be a current faculty member who is equally accomplished and is a tenured full professor.  The awardee must demonstrate a strong commitment to students and the provision of high qualify instruction, research and service.