Three faculty receive Chairs & Professorship awards

Apr 14, 2016

The College of Geoscience is pleased to announce three new Chairs & Professorship holders: Dr. Lisa Campbell, Dr. Andreas Kronenberg, and Dr. Courtney Schumacher.

Lisa Campbell – Professor, William R. Bryant Chair in Oceanography

Dr. Campbell joined the faculty in the Department of Oceanography at Texas A&M in 1996 as an Associate Professor, and has served as Full Professor in the department since 2006.  Her research statistics are inspiring: over 90 peer-reviewed scientific articles, with and H-index of 40 and over 5000 lifetime citations to her papers.  Such intense research productivity has been powered by a prolific funding record – since joining TAMU in 1996, Dr. Campbell has received nearly $5M in grant funding as a PI and co-PI. Her research focuses on Phytoplankton ecology, Phytoplankton community structure and diversity, Harmful Algal Blooms, and Flow cytometry and in situ imaging.

The William R. Bryant Chair was established in 2008 in honor of Professor William Bryant by 22 of his colleagues and former students.

Andreas Kronenberg – Professor, Michel T. Halbouty Chair in Geology

Dr. Kronenberg's expertise spans topics in structural geology, tectonophysics, and mineral physics with emphasis on the mechanical properties of Earth materials and the deformation mechanisms that govern rheology. His research addresses the plasticity, creep, and failure of minerals and rocks, examining the roles of crystalline defects, grain boundaries, interfaces, and fluids in determining macroscopic behavior of the Earth's lithosphere. Dr. Kronenberg is President of the DEFORM consortium, and is an active member of AGU's Mineral and Rock Physics (MRP) community and its Focus Group on Physical Properties of Earth Materials (PPEM). 

The Michel T. Halbouty Chair was established in 1982 by the late Michel T. Halbouty, a 1930 Texas A&M graduate and pioneering wildcatter, who founded Halbouty Energy Co. and was the first recipient of Texas A&M¹s professional degree in geological engineering.

Courtney Schumacher – E.D. Brockett Professorship in Geosciences

Dr. Schumacher’s research includes Tropical Meteorology ­­– from small cumulus to large mesoscale convective systems, Radar Meteorology – utilizing both ground-based and space-borne radars, and Mesoscale-climate interactions – with observations of precipitation and storm structure. 

The E.D. Brockett Professorship was established in 1974 by E. D. Brockett, a Texas A&M graduate who began his career in the oil industry in 1934 when he joined the Gulf Oil Corporation as a roustabout in the oil fields of Texas. He later became President of the British American Oil Company Limited.

By: Andrew Vernon '06