Bond Receives Named Professorship

4/2/2015 11:17:00 AM

Tami Bond has been named the Nathan M. Newmark Distinguished Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Newmark—a pioneer in the field of structural and seismic engineering—received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before joining the faculty in 1934. He held a number of positions in the department, eventually serving as department head for 17 years.

Bond, who joined the CEE faculty in 2003, is a leader in the study of aerosol emissions with research focusing on the interface between energy use, atmospheric composition and global climate. Her study of combustion emissions, particularly black carbon, led to a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as a "genius grant," in 2014.

"The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is delighted to recognize Professor Tami Bond for her excellent scholarly and leadership contributions at the boundaries of the fields of energy, health, and air quality engineering," said CEE department head Benito Mariñas. "The Nathan M. Newmark Distinguished Professorship will catalyze the outstanding contributions by Dr. Bond toward improving our understanding of how climate change impacts the health of our environment at the global scale to how household exposure to smoke from unsafe cookstoves affects the health of impoverished people at the local scale.”

"It's really an honor to be associated with Nathan M. Newmark, who was the quintessential Civil Engineer,” said Bond. “My work on energy, atmosphere, and climate bears no resemblance, in principle, to the earthquake engineering field where Dr. Newmark conducted his foundational work. The common thread, though, is service to society. I think this shows what an inclusive discipline CEE is.” 

A formal investiture ceremony for Bond will be held at a later date.