Harold C. Hohbach Endowed Professorship> – Dr. Qiquan Qiao, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, was selected as the next Harold C. Hohbach Endowed Professor in Electrical Engineering. The endowment was created in 2011 when Dr. David Galipeau was named. Each recipient holds the position for five years.
Dr. Qiao came to South Dakota State in 2007 after completing his postdoctoral work in chemistry at the University of Florida. His research has included work with solar power, inorganic solar cells, organic solar cells, organic electronics, energy storage and renewable energy systems. Dr. Qiao has earned numerous awards and was recognized at the 2014 Celebration of Faculty Excellence with the F.O. Butler Award for Excellence in Research at SDSU.
The investiture ceremony for the endowed professorship will be held Oct. 21.