Susan Stagg-Williams is known for her involvement with research, projects and outreach in the area of biofuels. She started serving as Kansas' Faculty Athletic Representative in January 2013.
Stagg-Williams is the co-originator and director of the KU Biodiesel Initiative, with researches manufacturing processes for alternative fuels and provides incredible learning opportunities for students.
Along with teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in chemical engineering and facilitating alternative energy research, she puts ample energy in public outreach. She has performed many public interviews, tours and conference presentations and advises camps for high school students interested in engineering.
She also takes a leading role with the Kansas Soybean Commission, providing research and development support to the soybean farming community.
"Susan has been very active in many areas that have been significant to the people of Kansas," said Laurence Weatherley, chair of chemical and petroleum engineering. "She is clearly on an upward trajectory ... for the benefit of the students of KU, the citizens of Kansas and beyond."