Lord Corp., a developer and manufacturer of adhesion and bonding and related technologies designed to minimize shock and vibration effects, is endowing a chemistry professorship at North Carolina State University.

Lord has worked closely with NCSU for more than 20 years. The company has also been a partner at NCSU’s Center for Research in Scientific Computation and the Department of Mathematics. It also established a fellowship for the research center in 1999.

“Named professorships are an increasingly important tool in recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty who are both great teachers and great researchers,” said Daniel Solomon, dean of NC State’s College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. “The college has enjoyed its collaborations with Lord for many years. We’re grateful for Lord Corporation’s previously established fellowship in our applied mathematics program, and excited to begin a closer relationship through this chemistry professorship.”