FIU Top Scholars Recognized

SIS Top Scholars
L to R: Drs. Jose Almirall, William Pelham, Jaroslava Miksovska and James Waxmonsky

SISH faculty were among the more than two dozen distinguished members of the FIU academic community recently selected as FIU Top Scholars in recognition of their outstanding achievements in research and scholarship. Among the scholars, four faculty are from the School of Integrated Science and Humanity.

Jose Almirall, director of FIU's International Forensics Research Institute and a professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was honored for his research in forensic analytical chemistry. Almirall also received the University's Provost Award for Outstanding Mentorship of Graduate Students (see story). William Pelham, director of FIU's Center for Children and Families, was honored for his research in child behavior disorders. Almirall and Pelham were selected as established faculty with significant research.

In the young faculty with significant research category, there were two faculty members chosen. Jaroslava Miksovska, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was honored for her research on the application of photoacoustic calorimetry and photothermal beam deflection to investigate a variety of chemical and biochemical processes. And James Waxmonsky is an investigator in FIU's Center for Children and Families. He focuses on the pharmacological treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults.

Congratulations to all of FIU's 2012 Top Scholars! Read full FIU News story