The recipients were cited for their talent, dedication and accomplishments in fields such as anthropology, medicine, education, literature, history, engineering, music, environment studies, chemistry and mathematics.
Al-Saigh is a member of the chemistry department at Buffalo State where he is an internationally recognized expert in using gas chromatography to study the physio-chemical properties of polymers, a technique called Inverse Gas Chromatography (IGC). He is the author of more than 50 publications that have appeared in a variety of journals in his discipline.
“The work that the honorees do is a fundamental part of what makes the SUNY System great, and it’s a vital part of what will make SUNY exceptional in the coming decades,” said SUNY Chancellor John R. Ryan, who presented the awards at the dinner. “As a result of their work and the work of their colleagues, research milestones continue to be met and exceeded at SUNY campuses across New York State.”
Al-Saigh, who has been a faculty member at Buffalo State since 2002, was joined at the dinner by Dr. Larry Flood, Buffalo State’s dean the School of Natural and Social Sciences.