McQueeney awarded inaugural John and Mary Weaver Professorship

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Robert McQueeney, professor of physics and astronomy at Iowa State University and senior scientist at Ames Laboratory, has been named the inaugural John and Mary Weaver Professor of Physics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The professorship gives special recognition and support to an outstanding faculty member in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, with preference given to scientists specializing in condensed matter physics.

“It felt pretty good to learn that I won this award, especially after being away from colleagues for a while during the pandemic,” McQueeney said. “I’m humbled and excited to know that my work is still having an impact and that my contributions are valued. I appreciate being selected and I’ll put the resources to good use.”

The award, made possible by a generous donation from John and Mary Weaver, will support McQueeney’s ongoing research and select projects through 2026.

To read more, go to the news link at Iowa State's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, HERE