Texas Tech Professors Receive Highest Recognition

The Horn Professorship recognizes scholarly achievement and outstanding service to Texas Tech.



Two Texas Tech University professors recently were appointed Horn Professors, the highest honor the university bestows on faculty.

William L. Hase, professor of chemistry; and Jingyu Lin, professor of electrical and computer engineering and Linda F. Whitacre Endowed Chair, had their appointments approved by the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents at its February meeting.

“We are fortunate to have many faculty at Texas Tech who possess the dedication to teaching and research as Dr. Hase and Dr. Lin have done for so many years,” said Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis. “Their contributions to research have elevated them as international leaders in their disciplines. Our students are the true beneficiaries, and we proudly congratulate these two educators on this prestigious honor.”



Hase has been a member of the Texas Tech faculty since 2004 and has worked as an instructor, program officer and interim department chair in his 20-year career. His principal research interests include web-based computing, the theory of unimolecular and intramolecular dynamics, and gas-surface collisions. Hase also advises computer science graduate students whose research is in the area of scientific computing, and is the co-author of two books: “Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics” and “Unimolecular Reaction Dynamics. Theory and Experiments.”

Lin joined Texas Tech in 2008. She is co-director of the Center for Nanophotonics where she conducts research regarding the manipulation of photons-electrons in nano-scale materials for innovative photonic devices and emerging technologies. She also has been elected a member of the Advisory Board of Science and Technology Council of Wenzhou, China, and a Fellow of the American Physics Society.

In 1966, the Horn Professorship was established to recognize scholarly achievement and outstanding service to the Texas Tech community. The honor is named after Texas Tech’s first president, Paul Whitfield Horn. Currently, there are 37 Horn Professors on faculty.

For the complete list of Horn Professors visit the Office of the Provost website.

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Jun 24, 2022