Dean Koubek Named BASF Professor of Excellence
BATON ROUGE — LSU’s Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes has selected Dean Richard Koubek for the 2014 BASF Professor of Excellence Award.
He was recognized during the LSU-Alabama baseball game this past Saturday.
“It is an honor to recognize Dean Koubek as the 2014 BASF Professor of Excellence recipient,” said Kenneth O. Miles, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of the Cox Communications Center. “He exhibits both the spirit of education and spirit of scholarship in action. LSU is very fortunate to have such a distinguished faculty member who is truly committed to transforming lives locally and globally. We in the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes are very proud of him and his accomplishments.”
Dr. Koubek came to LSU in 2009 and is the holder of the Bert S. Turner Chair in engineering. Dr. Koubek is very involved with research, technical engineering journals and has given invited presentations across the globe. He has served as a proposal reviewer for the National Science Foundation, NASA and the Office of Naval Research.
“BASF supports higher education as part of our investment in the next generation of innovative leaders,” said Tom Yura, Senior Vice President and Manager of the BASF site in Geismar, Louisiana. “We congratulate Dean Koubek as the BASF Professor of Excellence at LSU and salute his commitment to the development of students in the field of engineering to help ensure future success.”
“We are delighted to honor Dean Koubek as this semester’s BASF Professor of Excellence, and we appreciate his dedication to Louisiana State University,” said Ward Wyatt, General Manager of LSU Sports Properties. “For the past three years, BASF has continued to increase their commitment to the Professor of Excellence program and we are thankful for their participation.”