Li Receives Faculty Recognition Award

Calendar Icon Jun 20, 2016      Person Bust Icon By Keith McGuffey     RSS Feed  RSS Submit a Story

Dr. Yusong Li, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, recently earned the Maher and Lorees Tadros Faculty Recognition Award. The award, founded by emeriti professor Maher Tadros and his wife Lorees, recognizes the most improved researchers and teachers in the Department of Civil Engineering.

Dr. Li studies fate and transport of nanoparticles and organic contaminants in environmental systems. Her research group includes four Ph.D. and two Masters students researching particle transportation and groundwater remediation. Her research has earned her multiple highly competitive research grants funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Health (NIH) and United State Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Along with publishing seven peer-reviewed journal articles in the last two years, Dr. Li has also taught a hefty course load. She currently teaches four classes, with topics covering water resource engineering, groundwater mechanics, and computational problem solving. Dr. Li actively seeks to improve her teaching skills, attending workshops and writing papers on innovative classroom activities for engineering courses. Her innovative efforts on education led to a peer-reviewed journal paper published by Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice –ASCE.

This award continues Dr. Li’s history of excellence since coming to the University of Nebraska in 2008. Dr. Li has also been awarded the College of Engineering Faculty Service Award, Henry Y. Kleinkauf Family Distinguished New Faculty Teaching Award, Olsson Associates Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, and earned a National Research Council Summer Faculty Fellowship.

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