1. Kansas State University
  2. »Division of Communications and Marketing
  3. »K-State Today
  4. »Distinguished professors Thumm, Musch receive Higuchi-KU research awards

K-State Today

February 13, 2023

Distinguished professors Thumm, Musch receive Higuchi-KU research awards

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

Two distinguished Kansas State University researchers, Timothy Musch and Uwe Thumm, are recipients of the prestigious Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards.

The awards are the state higher education system's most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence.

Musch, university distinguished professor of kinesiology in the College of Health and Human Sciences and physiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and director of the Cardiorespiratory Exercise Lab, is the recipient of the Dolph Simons Award in Biomedical Sciences. Musch studies exercise intolerance in patients with heart failure.

Thumm, university distinguished professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of the Olin Petefish Award in Basic Sciences. Thumm's work includes understanding the interaction between light and matter in time and space. 

"The research being conducted by Drs. Thumm and Musch has been truly transformational in their respective fields," said David Rosowsky, vice president for research. "They are both well deserving of this prestigious recognition, and we are so proud to have them at K-State."

Thumm and Musch will be recognized in April.

This is the 41st annual presentation of the Higuchi awards, established in 1981 by Takeru Higuchi, a distinguished professor at the University of Kansas from 1967 to 1983, his wife Aya, and the KU Endowment Association. The awards recognize exceptional long-term research accomplishments by faculty at Kansas Board of Regents universities. Honorees receive $10,000 each for their ongoing research.

Read more about this year's honorees.

In this issue

From the administration
News and research
Human resources, benefits and training
Kudos, publications and presentations
Newsletters, magazines and blogs
University life
Volunteer opportunities