Five Faculty Receive College of Engineering Awards

Five Faculty Receive College of Engineering Awards

Materials Science and Engineering

Five MSE faculty have received College of Engineering faculty awards for 2015-2016.

 

  • Ron Gibala, Edward Law Emeritus Faculty Award.  This award recognizes an emeritus or emerita faculty member who has continued to provide valuable service, which may include teaching and research to the College of Engineering after retirement.
  • John Kieffer, Monroe-Brown Foundation Service Excellence Award.  Demonstrated significant service contribution at the College and/or University levels, including the development of new extracurricular programs; advising student societies and student groups with major projects; program advisor; visiting high schools, junior colleges, and other groups to inform them about the College or University; contributions to the functioning of the College as exemplified by service on major committees, leadership roles, and interfacing between the College and the outside communities (city, state, nation, world).
  • Jinsang Kim, Monroe-Brown Foundation Research Excellence Award.  Demonstrated sustained excellence in research and related scholarly activities.
  • Nick Kotov, Innovation Excellence Award. The award recognizes any of the following accomplishments: a) developed a breakthrough technology and demonstrated its transformational potential in engineering practice or the market; b) taken significant innovation developed, in part, within the College through to market readiness, either through partnership with a commercial enterprise or by starting a company; c) taken significant innovations developed, in part, within the College and deployed them towards societal good. This award is intended to recognize entrepreneurial aspects of innovation that fall outside the scope of innovation in basic research, education, and service.
  • Steve Yalisove, Monroe-Brown Foundation Education Excellence Award.  Demonstrated sustained excellence in curricular development, instruction and guidance at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This includes demonstrated excellence in graduate student supervision; the development of new courses, teaching laboratories, teaching techniques, textbooks, and software; bringing research into the classroom (leading to skills required for graduate study and research careers); and emphasizing contextual learning (the broader public impact or interdisciplinary implications).