Joshua Otaigbe, a professor of polymers and high performance materials at the University of Southern Mississippi, was named to the Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair at the University of Lyon in France for the Fall 2013 semester. The University of Lyon is the largest science and engineering university in France.
Dr. Otaigbe has been on the faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi for the past 11 years. He previously taught at Iowa State University. Professor Otaigbe earned his doctorate at the Institute of Science and Technology of the University of Manchester in England.