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Pablo G. Debenedetti receives the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching

Pablo G. Debenedetti, Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science, received the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at the University’s Commencement ceremony on June 3, 2008. This award is given as recognition for sustained records of excellence in undergraduate- and graduate-level teaching by Princeton University faculty members. The accomplishments of Prof. Debenedetti are reflected in the following excerpt from the Commencement program:

A gifted administrator; a superb teacher, mentor, and adviser; and an exceptional researcher in his field of thermodynamics, he has been described by one colleague as “the complete package.” His students fondly call him the “Therminator.” He has a deep understanding of the obstacles students encounter when learning, and he overcomes them with a battery of different approaches until each student can triumph over the torment of fiendishly difficult equations. Life lessons in how to think creatively are his gift to his students, given with his characteristic gentleness of nature and kindness of spirit.

For more information see the Princeton Engineering News article.