SENIOR RESEARCHER NETS PROFESSORSHIP
Since beginning his tenure at the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering in 2002, Donnelly has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator for grants totaling $3.4 million. He is now one of the highest-funded researchers in the Cullen College of Engineering. Donnelly also has received the university’s 2007 Senior Research Award.
Additionally, Donnelly has co-developed a technique that allows nanotech devices to be mass-produced, which could lead to a higher resolution TV than LCD display.
His pioneering work has led to his being named a John and Rebecca Moores Professor. The professorship is a five-year renewable award is given to faculty who are outstanding in teaching, research and service. The recipient is awarded a $10,000 annual stipend.