John Parise, Professor in the Departments of Geosciences and Chemistry, has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor by the State University of New York. Parise was one of six SUNY professors approved for appointment to Distinguished Professor, one of the highest rankings bestowed by SUNY and Stony Brook’s highest faculty designation.
Parise’s research during the past 28 years, has earned him the highest level of international prominence within the closely linked communities of crystallography, mineral physics, and solid state chemistry. His success in continually raising the standards of research has garnered him key leadership positions in community-wide development of new experimental facilities, most notably at the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; at the joint Photon Science Institute, sponsored by New York State and Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); and at the National Synchrotron Light Source II, now under construction at BNL.
“I am honored to be awarded this distinction,” said Parise. “This designation is profound, and I invite the many students and post-docs who have been my collaborators, and my many colleagues on joint grants from the Department of Chemistry and Brookhaven National Laboratory, to share in this honor.”
“It is with great pride that we recognize SUNY’s most brilliant scholars and teachers and those whose service to the community and to SUNY merit the distinguished ranking,” said SUNY Board of Trustees Chair Carl T. Hayden. “We are grateful for their contributions to our students, to SUNY, to the communities we serve, and to the body of knowledge in their chosen field of inquiry. The Board joins with the recipients’ families and campuses in celebrating their academic, service, research and teaching accomplishments.”
The Distinguished Professorship is conferred upon individuals at SUNY’s state-operated campuses who have achieved national or international prominence and a distinguished reputation within the individual’s chosen field. Appointment constitutes a promotion to SUNY’s highest academic rank and is conferred solely by the SUNY Board of Trustees.