Congratulations to Professor Reineke for being selected to receive a 2017 Distinguished McKnight University Professorship! This professorship recognizes and rewards the university’s most outstanding mid-career faculty members. Recipients are honored with the title, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, which they hold for as long as they remain at the University of Minnesota, and receive a grant of $100,000 that can be used to support their scholarly activities.
Professor Reineke was chosen based on the high level of distinction and prestige that her scholarly work brings to the university; the merit of her achievements and the potential for greater attainment in the field; the dimension of her national and international reputation, including extensive leadership efforts in interdisciplinary or collaborative initiatives; the extent to which her work and reputation are identified with the University of Minnesota; the high quality of her teaching and advising; and her superb contributions to the wider community.
The full Department of Chemistry announcement can be found here.