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November 13, 2018

Eric Maloney and Ilana Pollack commended for research at All-College Meeting

Professor Eric Maloney and scientist Ilana Pollack were recognized with awards at the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering All-College Meeting Nov. 8. Maloney received the George T. Abell Outstanding Research Faculty Award, and Pollack received the Outstanding Researcher Award.

This year’s award winners were selected by a committee comprised of last year’s winners. Nominations were submitted by colleagues and staff of the college’s eight departments and programs.

Assistant Professor Emily Fischer nominated Pollack for the award. Her nomination letter spoke of Pollack’s integral, first-of-its-kind work on the multi-million dollar NSF project WE-CAN, and her dedication to teamwork and mentoring.

“Ilana’s mix of talent and expertise is rare. She is a meticulous atmospheric chemist, and she is also a master of logistics. She is a true team player, and that is why she is so deserving of this award.”

Pollack was grateful for the award.

“It was truly an honor to be recognized for my research contributions and for my many roles and responsibilities,” she said.

Maloney received his distinction “for groundbreaking work in the prediction of weather extremes weeks in advance.”

“It is very humbling and satisfying to be given this honor. I would not be where I am today without the outstanding faculty, students, and staff in the Atmospheric Science department,” Maloney said.

Eric Maloney accepts Outstanding Research Faculty Award

Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering Dean David McLean presents the George T. Abell Outstanding Research Faculty Award to Professor Eric Maloney at the All-College Meeting on Nov. 8.