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Zhao named as 2023 CFAES Distinguished Professor

Dec. 8, 2023
Lingying Zhao

The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) has named Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) faculty member Lingying Zhao a Distinguished Professor of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

The honorific title, selected annually on a competitive basis among faculty members at the rank of full professor, recognizes excellent work and significant impact in fulfilling CFAES’ missions—teaching, research, outreach, and engagement.

"I am truly humbled to be nominated for and named as a CFAES Distinguished Professor," said Zhao. "CFAES has many distinguished professors and I look forward to seeing many more professors be recognized in the coming years."

In the department, Zhao conducts research, teaching and extension education in building ventilation, indoor environmental quality, air pollutant control of animal production facilities, and green residential buildings and animal production systems. 

She been awarded 38 grants and contracts for a total of $12.7 million as a Site PI or co-PI for research, Extension, and integrated projects. Zhao also holds two patents for a wet scrubbing ammonia mitigation technology she developed with her students. She has authored 181 publications (62 peer-reviewed journal articles, 2 book chapters, 55 proceedings articles, 11 factsheets, 21 technical reports, 6 abstracts, and 30 editor-reviewed articles in popular press) and made over 180 scientific and extension presentations at regional, national, and international conferences.

Additionally, she has been an active member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

"I would like to thank many people including CFAES leadership team initiating the CFAES Distinguished Professor recognition, my department chair, Dr. Scott Shearer, providing strong support to my research and Extension programs, my mentors (Drs. Karen Mancl, Ann Christy, Sudhir Sastry, Tom Beans) who have significantly helped me grow professionally, and my students and research and Extension associates who have worked diligently on various research and Extension projects. "

Congratulations to Lingying Zhao on receiving the 2023 CFAES Distinguished Professor Award!