Dean Roy announces annual engineering faculty, staff and student research awards

Krish Roy, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering, announced the award of emeritus faculty status to Douglas Fisher, Associate Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Richard Alan Peters II, Associate Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, and Peter Pintauro, Eugene McBrayer in Chemical Engineering Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering , at the final School of Engineering faculty meeting of the 2023-2024 academic year and presented 14 awards at a reception following the May 7 meeting.

Roy presented nine faculty awards, four staff awards and one research award based on an outstanding paper written by a graduate student.

The Award for Excellence in Teaching: Thomas Withrow, professor of the practice of mechanical engineering and Assistant Dean for Design.

The Edward J. White Engineering Faculty Award for Excellence in Service: Harvie Branscomb Professor and interim chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering Michael Miga and Julie Johnson, professor of the practice of computer science and associate chair of the Department of Computer Science

The Judith A. Pachtman Engineering Staff Awards

  • Team Spirit and Collaboration: Senior Academic & Educational Support Program Coordinator Lana Hefner
  • Innovation and Creativity: Graduate Program Coordinator Peter Nordberg, Biomedical Engineering
  • Outstanding Service and Support: Sara Carroll, Senior Administrative Officer, Dean’s office
  • Research Advancement: Fang Yu, lab manager, Advanced Therapeutics Laboratory

School of Engineering Faculty Research Awards

  • Rising Star Research Award: Marjan Rafat, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering
  • Innovative Research Award: Justus Ndukaife, assistant professor of electrical engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Research Award: Josh Caldwell, professor of mechanical engineering
  • Community Impact Research Award: Hiba Baroud, James and Alice B. Clark Foundation Faculty Fellow, associate chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, CEE associate professor; and Meiyi Ma, assistant professor of computer science
  • Best Paper Award: Professor of Mechanical Engineering Deyu Li, “Remarkable heat conduction mediated by non-equilibrium phonon polaritons,” Nature 623, no. 7986 (2023): 307-312.

Outstanding Graduate Student Research Paper: Mechanical engineering Ph.D. student Zhiliang Pan, first author of “Remarkable heat conduction mediated by non-equilibrium phonon polaritons,” Nature 623, no. 7986 (2023): 307-312.