Congratulations to Chad Ulven, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at NDSU,
and researcher in the Center for Sustainable Materials Science, for receiving the Walter F.
and Verna Gehrts Presidential Professorship.
The Walter F. and Verna Gehrts Presidential Professorship is awarded to an Associate Professor with at least 5 years of service to NDSU who demonstrates excellence in teaching, research, and service.
Chad earned a doctorate and a master’s degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a bachelor’s degree from NDSU.
Chad joined the faculty at NDSU in 2005. His previous honors and awards includes the NDSU College of Engineering & Architecture 2007-2008 Faculty Researcher of the Year Award.
More information about this year’s endowed professorships at NDSU can be found at
To read more about Chad Ulven, visit his faculty page at
To learn more about the Center for Sustainable Materials, visit the website