Richard L. Corsi

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Position Title
Dean
College of Engineering

Dean's Office
Bio

Dr. Richard L. Corsi conducts research on indoor air quality, with a focus on physical and chemical processes that affect the fate, control of and human exposure to indoor pollutants of both outdoor and indoor origin. He and his students have completed extensive research on pollutant interactions with indoor materials, including passive removal materials for zero-energy sequestration and destruction of indoor pollutants.

Education and Degree(s)
  • Bachelor of Science, Environmental Resources Engineering, Humboldt State University
  • Master of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis
  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis
Honors and Awards
  • Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Texas System (2016)
  • Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal Recipient, College of Engineering, UC Davis (2016)
  • Endowed Chair, Joe J. King Chair in Engineering #2 (2016–2018
  • Member, UT Austin Academy of Distinguished Teachers (2015)
  • Impulse Lecturer, Oskar von Miller Forum, Munich, Germany (2013)
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Award for Excellence in Engineering Teaching, Cockrell School of Engineering, UT Austin (2013)
  • Ervin S. Perry Teaching Award, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, UT Austin (1999, 2006, 2007, 2013)
  • Cockrell School Faculty Appreciation Award, UT Austin Student Engineering Council (2013)
  • Otto Mønsted Visiting Professorship, Technical University of Denmark (2008-2010)
  • Departmental Teaching Award, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, UT Austin (2006, 2010)
  • University of Texas Professor of the Month, UT Senate of College Councils (2009)
  • Academy of Fellows, International Society for Indoor Air Quality & Climate (2008)
  • Certification of Eminence, American Academy of Environmental Engineers (2007)
  • Gold Medal, 10th Annual Innovative Instructional Technology Awards Program – IITAP 2007, The University of Texas (2007)
  • Distinguished Alumnus, Humboldt State University (2006)
  • Student Appreciation Award, College of Engineering Students with Disabilities, UT Austin (2005)
  • Faculty Excellence Award, Student Engineering Council, Architectural Engineering, UT Austin (2005)
  • Faculty Excellence Award, Student Engineering Council, UT Austin (2004)
  • CH2M-Hill Academic Excellence Award (1999)
  • Engineering Foundation Faculty Excellence Award, UT Austin (1996)
  • Major advisor to recipient (Cynthia Howard) of the Academic Achievement Award, 1st Prize, Master’s thesis, American Water Works Association (1996)
  • CH2M-Hill Office of Innovation Award (1996)
  • Professor of the Year, School of Engineering, University of Guelph (1991)