Faculty Honors and Awards

2015-2016

A sampling of significant Distinctions, Honors and Professional Awards

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prize
Songi Han, professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry, received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prize from the Humboldt Foundation, for her pioneering work in developing a novel technique for exploring surface water dynamics at biomolecular surfaces in solution.

Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Bradl Chmelka, professor of chemical engineering, was elected as Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

National Security Sciences and Engineering Faculty Fellow (NSSEFF)
Chris Palmstrom, professor of electrical & computer engineering and materials, was named a National Security Sciences and Engineering Faculty Fellow (NSSEFF) by the Department of Defense, for his project “Engineered Heusler Compound Heterostructures
and Superlattices”

International Conference on Indium Phosphide & Related Materials (IPRM) Award
Larry Coldren, professor of electrical & computer engineering, received the International Conference on Indium Phosphide & Related Materials (IPRM) Award in recognition of his leading contributions to the development of InP-based semiconductor lasers and photonic integrated circuits for optical fiber communications.

ASA Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award
Howard Winant, professor of sociology, received the 2015 ASA Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award. This honor is bestowed by the American Sociological Association or work that honors the intellectual traditions and contributions of Oliver Cox, Charles S. Johnson, and E. Franklin Frazier.

MacElwane Medal
Matt Jackson, professor of earth science, received the American Geophysical Union’s MacElwane Medal, in recognition for significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by an outstanding early career scientist.