Published on Tuesday October 5, 2010
MSE alumnus Dr. Russell Gorga (B.S. 1994) has been honored by his Ph.D. alma mater, Iowa State University, with a 2010 Professional Progress in Engineering Award. Gorga is one of three alumni to receive the award in 2010. The award "recognizes outstanding professional progress, personal development, and distinguished community service by engineering alumni under the age of 46."
Gorga is currently associate professor at North Carolina State University and is program director of the textile engineering program. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Iowa State in 2002.
According to the award announcement, "Gorga's work has resulted in over 20 refereed articles, including a review on nanocomposites that has been cited over 100 times. He has presented more than 60 oral and poster presentations and several invited talks. He has taught more than 650 students at all levels, from freshman to graduate, has received the NC State Outstanding Teaching award, and was inducted into the NCSU Academy of Outstanding Teachers."