Esther S. Takeuchi, Greatbatch Professor in Power Sources Research in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been named a SUNY Distinguished Professor, the highest faculty rank in the SUNY system.
This is Takeuchi’s second major honor in as many months. She received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the nation’s highest honor awarded for technological achievement, from President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony held Oct. 7.
Takeuchi was one of eight SUNY faculty members appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor by the SUNY Board of Trustees at its Nov. 17 meeting.
The rank is an order above full professorship and has three co-equal designations: distinguished professor, distinguished service professor and distinguished teaching professor.