Theodore H. Carski, an alumnus of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, was one of 10 University of Delaware graduates inducted into the University Alumni Association Wall of Fame during Forum & Reunion Weekend.
The award honors UD graduates with outstanding professional achievements who remain connected to the University.
Carski was nominated by Donald Sparks, S. Hallock du Pont Chair in Plant and Soil Sciences and director of the Delaware Environmental Institute, and Carski’s doctoral advisor.
“Ted has been a strong supporter of UD and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources,” Sparks said. “He richly deserves this fine accolade.”
Carski received his doctorate in plant and soil sciences with an emphasis on environmental soil chemistry in 1986. The innovative research methods he developed during his time at the University are currently used by scientists and engineers around the world, and his research has been published in several scientific publications.
“Dr. Carski is one of those students who yielded rich returns on the investment that this university, his advisor, and others made in his education,” said Robin Morgan, dean of the college.
After graduating from UD, Carski worked as a research chemist at Du Pont, where he conducted research on pesticides in soils. In his 24-year career with the company, Carski held numerous positions and received 15 major employee awards. Today, he serves as Du Pont’s Global Registration Product Manager, where he leads global business projects to support the Du Pont Crop Protection portfolio.
Carski has been a dedicated member of the CANR Advisory Board for eight years. He is also an adjunct professor at UD in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, where he has served on graduate student advisory committees and frequently guest lectures in a number of classes.
“He is a terrific colleague who works on our behalf and makes his best effort to contribute to the college, its current programs, and its future,” Morgan said.
Carski is active in the Soil Science Society of America and in the American Society of Agronomy. He is also a member of the Board of Directors and Co-Chair of the Science Committee for the Sassafras River Association in Maryland.