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SQI: Simpson Querry Institute

Jewett awarded Walter P. Murphy professorship

SQI faculty member Michael Jewett has been named a Walter P. Murphy Professor, effective January 1, 2020.

The endowed professorship is named after the founding donor of Northwestern University's Technological Institute and includes a stipend and one year of paid graduate student support to help further the faculty member’s research initiatives.

“We are very proud to award Mike one of the University’s prestigious Walter P. Murphy professorships,” Julio M. Ottino, dean of the McCormick School of Engineering, said in a McCormick press release. “These professorships are reserved for some the most impactful and influential members of our community. Michael has made significant contributions to McCormick as both a researcher and educator, including helping position Northwestern as a leader in synthetic biology with an excellent team of faculty members.”

Jewett is the director of Northwestern’s Center for Synthetic Biology, the Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence, and a professor of chemical and biological engineering.