Dr. Kaladi Babu, Regents Professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Mary Bryans, director of Budget and Asset Management and chief budget officer, took top honors as Oklahoma State University recognized the achievements of faculty, staff and administrators at the University Awards Convocation Wednesday at the OSU ConocoPhillips Alumni Center in Stillwater.
Babu received the Eminent Faculty Award, which recognizes the highest level of scholarly achievement at OSU. His research is in theoretical high energy physics and particle physics phenomenology. He recently received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Department of Energy and has garnered nearly $7 million in research grants.
“Dr. Babu is one of the most prolific and highly cited researchers worldwide,” said Gary Sandefur, OSU provost and senior vice president. “As a teacher, Dr. Babu has the incredible ability to teach physics in a way that students can understand. As a mentor, he is one of the best. He is generous with his time and helps students obtain their fullest potential.”