Liangcheng Yang has been selected as the recipient of the CAST (College of Applied Science and Technology) Outstanding Researcher Award (pre-tenured category) for 2016-2017 for his strong record of scholarship in the field of environmental health.
The CAST Outstanding Pre-Tenure Researcher Award recognizes individuals who have conducted research at an outstanding level among peers in the college who have not yet earned tenure. Applicant must be a tenure-track faculty member currently engaged in scholarship and research. The applicant must have been at Illinois State University for a minimum of one academic year prior to nomination.
Yang’s current research is focused on biowaste, and is a collaborative effort with the agriculture department, where he also teaches a course in addition to his course load in the Department of Health Sciences.
Since his arrival at Illinois State University, Yang’s dedication to environmental health has been reflected by his in-field pursuits. Yang has published 14 papers in major journals in the environmental health discipline, each of which has been noted for high impact factors. In addition, he has been an invited presenter at the annual American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Conference during each of the past two years. Yang is also committed to his research and engaging students in his research efforts, and he has advised one master’s degree student and has supervised six undergraduate students this past year. He has four funded projects, two under review, and has submitted two additional proposals this month.