Professor Chris Leighton was named the 2013 recipient of the George W. Taylor Distinguished Research Award in the College of Science and Engineering (CSE). Named in honor of George W. Taylor, a 1934 graduate of the department of Mechanical Engineering, the annual competition honors one recipient in each category of teaching, research, and service. The award citation is on permanent display outside the Taylor Undergraduate Center in Lind Hall. Chris also receives an honorarium to support professional development in teaching and research and will be recognized at the CSE pre-commencement celebration on May 10, 2013. Previous recipients of this award include: Michael Tsapatsis, Timothy Lodge, and Frank Bates.