April 25, 2011

Jeffrey Gray named Faculty Scholar in Whiting School of Engineering

Jeffrey Gray, associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been named the Whiting School of Engineering’s inaugural F. Stuart Hodgson Faculty Scholar.

The award was established through a gift from alumnus F. Stuart Hodgson. After graduating from Johns Hopkins in 1967 with a degree in chemical engineering, Hodgson went on to a successful career in industry, eventually co-founding Defense Technology Inc., an industry leader in business consulting and technology management. Over the years, he has remained connected to the university and the Whiting School in several capacities, including service on ChemBE’s Visiting Committee and as an active member of the Johns Hopkins alumni community in Florida.

A senior assistant professor or associate professor who exhibits exceptional achievement in their area of expertise is named a Faculty Scholar.

For Gray, this award recognizes his research in areas that include biomolecular structure prediction and design, protein-protein docking, therapeutic antibodies and protein-solid surface interaction, as well as his role as a teacher and mentor.

Faculty Scholar status is awarded for a three-year term to provide selected faculty with flexible financial support to promote their innovative research, teaching activities and entrepreneurial thinking.