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Engineering Distinguished Researcher Award

The College of Engineering Distinguished Researcher Award recognizes sustained and consistent research excellence by a full-time full professor within the college. The award was established in 2016 to recognize significant achievements over a person’s research career. The selection committee uses the following criteria for this award:

Sustained and consistent research activities including most of the following:

  • External funding support and expenditures
  • Refereed Publications and Citations
  • Intellectual Products including Patents and Disclosures
  • National and International Research awards
  • Research mentoring and Team building including collaborative funding
  • Graduate program accomplishments including PhD student mentoring
  • Outstanding impact of work on his/her profession and K-State 

Current Recipient

Photo of Douglas McGregor 

Douglas S. McGregor, MNE, 2016

This year’s recipient is Dr. Douglas McGregor, professor in the department of mechanical and nuclear engineering. 

  • Dr. McGregor’s research is focused on the design, development and deployment of novel radiation detectors and detector systems.
  • Dr. McGregor is recognized worldwide for inventing several novel radiation detectors. One of the most notable is his invention and development of microstructured semiconductor neutron detectors.