Michal Kowalewski is among 34 of the university’s most productive and promising faculty members named 2024 UF Research Foundation professors.

“This recognition goes to faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields,” said David Norton, UF’s vice president for research. “UFRF Professors earn significant grants; publish in the leading journals in their field; hold university leadership positions; and contribute to the university in countless other ways.”

Person looks at camera, silhouetted by bricks and trees.Kowalewski is the Thompson chair of invertebrate paleontology at the Florida Museum of Natural History. His research primarily focuses on using the recent fossil record to assess the health and stability of modern marine ecosystems.

The UFRF Professors were recommended by their college deans based on nominations from their department chairs, a personal statement and an evaluation of their recent research accomplishments as evidenced by publications in scholarly journals, external funding, honors and awards, development of intellectual property and other measures appropriate to their field of expertise.

The three-year award includes a $5,000 annual salary supplement and a one-time $3,000 grant. The professorships are funded from the university’s share of royalty and licensing income on UF-generated products.

UF Research will recognize the new UFRF Professors during an event in the fall.

All 34 of this year’s UFRF Professors are listed on the University of Florida’s news site.

Source: Michal Kowalewski, mkowalewski@flmnh.ufl.edu
Media contact: Jerald Pinson, jpinson@flmnh.ufl.edu, 352-294-0452

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