Chris Leighton

Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
College of Science & Engineering

Award Year
2020
University Award
Distinguished Teachers Morse-Alumni

Section D, Location 70

Over the course of a 19-year career at the University of Minnesota, Distinguished McKnight University Professor Chris Leighton has matched world-renowned research with extraordinary commitment to teaching and education-related service. His accomplishments encompass outstanding classroom instruction, extensive curriculum development, exceptional program development during an eight-year tenure as Director of Undergraduate Studies in Materials Science and Engineering, unwavering commitment to excellence in advising and mentoring, and an outstanding record of involvement of undergraduate students in research.