Faculty Awards and Recognition

Pratt School of Engineering faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for their professional excellence.

Click to see faculty awards and recognition for each academic year.

2015-2016

National Academy of Engineering Membership

  • Elected in 2016 – Jennifer West

National Research and Professional Leadership Awards

  • 2016 Nevada Medal, Desert Research Institute – Missy Cummings
  • Bessel Research Award, Humboldt Foundation – Stefano Curtarolo
  • 2016 Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke – Warren Grill
  • NVIDIA Global Impact Award – Joseph Izatt
  • NASA Agency Group Achievement Award – Ana Barros & Global Precipitation Measurement Post-Launch Team
  • GSK & Save the Children Healthcare Innovation Award – Robert Malkin/Fundación VIHDA, Ecuador
  • 2016 Technology Award, Eduard Rhein Foundation – Blake Wilson 
  • Chevalier dans l'Ordre National du Mérite;  Directeur des relations entreprises, National Institute of Applied Sciences (France) – Sylvie Lorente

Professional Society Recognition

  • 2016 Reed Aeronautics Award, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics – Earl Dowell
  • Finalist, 2015 Gordon Bell Prize – Amanda Randles
  • Hans Fischer Senior Research Fellow, Technical University of Munich – Krishnendu Chakrabarty
  • Editor, ASME Journal of Turbomachinery – Kenneth Hall
  • Special Session in his honor, International Congress of CERMODEL – Tomasz Hueckel
  • American Physical Society Outstanding Referee of the Physical Review and Physical Review Letters Journals 2016 – Volker Blum
  • IEEE Transactions on CAD Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award – Krishendu Chakrabarty
  • William J. McCalla ICCAD Best Paper Award – Krishendu Chakrabarty
  • Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics – Missy Cummings
  • Advisor, Acta Mechanica Sinica journal – Earl Dowell
  • Senior area editor, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing – Sina Farsiu
  • Pascal Rol Award for Best Paper in Ophthalmic Technologies at the SPIE Photonics West 2015 – Sina Farsiu
  • Best paper award, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society International Conference on Humanoid Robots – Kris Hauser
  • President-Elect, International Society for Bioelectromagnetism – Craig Henriquez
  • Fellow, Optical Society of America – Qing Huo Liu
  • Charter Member, NIH BMIT-B Study Section – Kathryn Nightingale
  • Best Paper, IEEE International Conference on Computational Science – Amanda Randles
  • Associate Editor in Chief, IEEE Micro – Dan Sorin
  • Frocht Award, Society for Experimental Mechanics – Lawrence Virgin
  • Vice chair & chair-elect, Gordon Research Conference on Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering – Jennifer West
  • Executive Council member, International Association for Computational Mechanics, John Dolbow
  • 2016 Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, ASCE – Claudia Gunsch
  • Best paper award, 2016 Symposium on the Theory of Computing – Henry Pfister
  • Panel co-chair, The National Academies' 2017-2027 Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space – Ana Barros

Early Career Awards

  • Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research – Michael Lynch
  • 2016 Cottrell Scholar, Research Corporation for Science Advancement – Maiken Mikkelsen
  • Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) Young Innovator, 2015 – Brent Hoffman
  • Named to the World Economic Forum Young Scientist List 2015 – Amanda Randles

University and School Honors

  • 2016 Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award (Duke University) – Elizabeth Bucholz
  • Faculty Director, B.N. Duke Scholarship Program (Duke University) – Mike Gustafson
  • Teamwork Award (Duke University) – Guillermo Sapiro & colleagues
  • 2016 Dean's Award for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education (The Graduate School, Duke University) – MRSEC - Stefan Zauscher, director
  • Julian Abele Graduate Mentor Award (Duke University) – Adrienne Stiff-Roberts
  • Klein Family Distinguished Teaching Award (Pratt School) – Brenton Hoffman
  • Stansell Family Distinguished Research Award (Pratt School) – Jungsang Kim
  • Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award (Pratt School) – Roger Nightingale
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Mentoring and Advising Award (Pratt School) – Claudia Gunsch
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Teaching and Research Award (Pratt School) – Jennifer West
  • Dean’s Award for Leadership in Program and Operational Excellence (Pratt School) – Deborah Fraze
  • Honorary doctorate in engineering, University of Pretoria (South Africa) – Adrian Bejan
  • 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi – Ashutosh Chilkoti
  • Research Impact in Human-Computer Interaction Award, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, Virginia Tech – Regis Kopper
  • Honorary doctorate (DSc), Nottingham University (UK) – David Needham
  • Office of Naval Research Faculty Fellow – Kishor Trivedi 
  • Honorary doctorate in medicine, University of Salamanca (Spain) – Blake Wilson
  • Honorary doctorate in engineering, McGill University (Canada) – Henry Petroski

Distinguished Lectureships and Speakerships

  • Keynote lecture,  Academy of Europe annual conference – Adrian Bejan
  • Invited lecture, New York City Junto Society – Adrian Bejan
  • Invited lecture, Alianta Awards Gala – Adrian Bejan
  • Keynote speech, Predictive Multiscale Materials Modeling conference (Cambridge University) – Stefano Curtarolo
  • Invited talk, 5th Annual Karles Invitational Conference on Neuroelectronics – Warren Grill
  • Keynote lecture, 2016 Medical and Scientific Advisory Council Meeting, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation – Warren Grill
  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2014-2016 – Qing Huo Liu
  • Plenary lecture, SPIE Biophotonics South America Symposium – Tuan Vo-Dinh

Media Recognition

  • "20 Engineering Management Professors You Should Know," Online Engineering Programs – Hadley Cox, Jeff Glass, and Brad Fox
  • Top 1% of Highly Cited Researchers, Thomson Reuters – Ingrid Daubechies, David Smith, Heather Stapleton, and Mark Wiesner 
  • 2015 Global Thinkers, Foreign Policy – Miguel Nicolelis 
  • Editor's Choice, Journal of Applied Physics – Adrian Bejan
  • No. 2 class offered on Coursera, Business Insider – Daniel Egger
  • Top Picks from Computer Architecture Conferences, IEEE Micro 2015 – Benjamin Lee
  • Selected for highlight, SPIE Women in Optics – Maiken Mikkelsen

2014-2015

National Academy of Engineering Membership

  • Elected in 2015 – Ingrid Daubechies and Mark Wiesner

Research and Professional Leadership Awards

  • National Academy of Engineering Russ Prize – Blake S. Wilson
  • Clemson Award for Basic Research, Society of Biomaterials – Jennifer West
  • C.E.K. Mees Medal, Optical Society of America – Warren Warren
  • Claude E. Shannon Award, IEEE Information Theory Society – Robert Calderbank
  • John P. McGovern Award for Science, American Society of Civil Engineers – Henry Petroski
  • Highly Cited Researcher, Thomson-Reuters – Jennifer West

Early Career Awards

  • Young Investigator Award, Creative and Novel Ideas for HIV Research – Benjamin Yellen
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award – Brenton Hoffman and Maiken Mikkelsen
  • AFOSR Young Investigator Research Award – Maiken Mikkelsen
  • Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities – Maiken Mikkelsen

Professional Society Recognition

  • Fellow, National Academy of Inventors – Ashutosh Chilkoti and Robert Calderbank
  • Fellow, American Geophysical Union – Ana Barros
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science – George Truskey
  • Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow, Institute of International Education – Fred Boadu
  • Fellow, IACM – John Board and John Dolbow
  • Elected Secretary, USACM – John Board and John Dolbow
  • Member, Advisory Board of DOE ASCAC – John Board and John Bolbow
  • Member Spotlight, AIAA Carolinas – Earl Dowell
  • Fellow, National Security Science and Engineering, US Department of Defense – Chris Dwyer
  • Fellow, NAE Indo-American Frontiers of Engineering – Claudia Gunsch
  • Fellow, NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium – Lisa Huettel
  • Life Fellow, IEEE – Hisham Massoud
  • Fellow, IEEE – Guillermo Sapiro and Blake S. Wilson
  • Alternate Member, IEEE – Roger Barr
  • At-Large Member, Board of Governors, IEEE Education Society – Lisa Huettel
  • Fellow, AIMBE College of Fellows – Lawrence Boyd, Nenad Bursac, Kathy Nightingale and Adam Wax
  • Chair, AIMBE College of Fellows – Jennifer West
  • Senior Fellow, UCLA B. John Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences – Henry Petroski
  • Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science – Kishore Trivedi
  • IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award – KrishChakrabarty
  • 75th Anniversary Gold Medal, ASME Heat Transfer Division – Adrian Bejan
  • Best Poster Award, Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association – Lisa Huettel
  • Outstanding Reviewer, ASCE – Wilkins Aquino
  • Research selected as IEEE Micro Top Pick of 2014 – Ben Lee
  • Boeing/ASME Best Paper Award, AIAA SciTech Conference – Earl Dowell

University and School Honors

  • Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award (Duke University) – Warren Grill
  • Elected Chair, Academic Council (Duke University) – Nan Jokerst
  • Thomas Langford Lectureship Award (Duke University) – Missy Cummings
  • Earl Brown II Outstanding Civil Engineering Faculty Award (Pratt School) – Joseph Nadeau
  • Inaugural Dastgheib Pioneer Award in Ocular Innovation (Duke University Eye Center) – Joseph Izatt
  • Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award (Pratt School) – Charles Wallace
  • Stansell Family Distinguished Teaching Award (Pratt School) – Jeffrey Glass
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Teaching and Research Award (Pratt School) – Kathy Nightingale
  • Klein Family Distinguished Teaching Award – Andrew Hilton
  • Meritorious Service Award (Duke University) – Connie Simmons
  • Robert W. Carr, Jr., Distinguished Professorship of Biomedical Engineering – Nimmi Ramanujam
  • Honorary Doctorate, Uppsala University (Sweden) – Blake S. Wilson

Distinguished Lectureships and Speakerships

  • Israel Pollack Distinguished Lecturer, Technion-Israel Institute of Techology (Israel) – Guillermo Sapiro
  • IEEE Information Theory Society Distinguished Lecturer – Henry Pfister
  • NordSecMobile Scholar (Norway) – Kishor Trivedi
  • Keynote Speaker, AIMBE Annual Meeting 2015 – Warren Grill
  • Keynote Speaker, 3rd Annual Deep Brain Stimulation Think – Warren Grill
  • Plenary Lecturer, 7th International IEEE EMBS Neural Engineering Conference – Warren Grill
  • Bovay Lecturer, Texas A&M University Department of Civil Engineering – Henry Petroski
  • Keynote Speaker, Structural Engineers Association of North Carolina – Henry Petroski
  • Borland Lecturer in Hydrology, Colorado State University – Amilcare Porporato
  • Plenary Speaker, European Signal Processing Conference – Guillermo Sapiro
  • Memorial Lecturer, Northwestern University – Jennifer West

Technology and Research Leadership

  • Named US Army Chief Scientific Leader for Extramural Engineering Research Enterprise – April Brown
  • Named Program Manager, DARPA – Jeff Krolik
  • Member, Science Advisory Board's Drinking Water Committee, US Environmental Protection Agency – Mark Wiesner
  • Member, Editorial Board of Computational Mechanics – John Board and John Dolbow

Media Recognition

  • 2015 Engineering Hero, IEEE Spectrum – Robert Malkin
  • Tar Heel of the Week, The News & Observer – Robert Malkin
  • Top 50 List (2014), The Verge – Miguel Nicolelis
  • Brilliant 10 for 2014, Popular Science – Jon Viventi
  • PRISM Magazine's 20 Under 40, American Society for Engineering Education – Heileen Hsu-Kim
  • MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 – Jon Viventi

2013-2014

Early Career

  • Outstanding New Investigator, ASGCT and Capers & Marion McDonald Teaching and Research Award (Pratt School) – Charlie Gersbach
  • New Investigator Award by the NC Space Grant – Nico Hotz
  • DOE Early CAREER Award in Applied & Computational Mathematics – Guglielmo Scovazzi
  • ONR 2014 Young Investigator Award – Michael Zavlanos
  • NSF Early CAREER Development Award, ONR 2014 Young Investigator Award, and Invited Lecturer, Gordon Research Conference on the Science of Abrasion – Xuanhe Zhao

Society Member/Fellow Recognition

  • Member, Academia Europaea, 75th Anniversary Gold Medal of the ASME Heat Transfer Division, Honorary Doctorate from INSA de Lyon – Adrian Bejan
  • Fellow, National Academy of Inventors – Kam Leong

University and School

  • Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award (Pratt School) – Elizabeth Bucholz
  • Stansell Family Distinguished Research Award (Pratt School) – Nenad Bursac
  • Stansell Distinguished Research Award (Pratt School) – Stefano Curtarolo
  • Outstanding Postdoc Mentor (Duke University) & Secret Provost honor in Fall - Warren Grill
  • Thomas Langford Lectureship Award  (Duke University) – Claudia Gunsch
  • Duke Order of Omega President’s Award and Duke Interfraternity Council Faculty Recognition Award – Michael Gustafson
  • Chandran Award in Neuro-Oncology (Pratt School) – Paolo Maccarini
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising (Pratt School) – Charles Parker
  • Capers & Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research (Pratt School) – Lori Setton
  • Klein Family Distinguished Teaching Award  (Pratt School) – Rebecca Simmons
  • 2013 Chandran Lecture in Neuro-Oncology (Pratt School) – Jennifer West
  • Dean’s Award for Leadership in Program and Operational Excellence (Pratt School) – Mark Walters

National/International

  • Special recognition from  Sandia National Labs for the foundational development of inverse structural-acoustics capabilities – Wilkins Aquino
  • AMS Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer 2014-15 and WIMEK Research Fellowship, Wageningen University, Netherlands – Ana Barros
  • 2014 IEEE Communication Society Award for Advances in Communication – Robert Calderbank
  • “Lifetime Achievement Award” Humboldt Research Award, Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, Germany – Krish Chakrabarty
  • Awarded the 2015 Nevada Medal (awarded by the state of Nevada for a preeminent scientist/engineer) – Missy Cummings
  • Graduate of ELATE Leadership Program – Linda Franzoni
  • Inaugural recipient of the BMES Innovator Award for Cell & Molecular Bioengineering and the 2014 Arthritis Foundation Investigator Award – Farsh Guilak
  • Earl H. Brown Outstanding Civil Engineering Faculty Award – Henri Gavin
  • Selected as one of the Top 20 Science & Technology Professors in North Carolina – Ben Lee
  • Doak Award: International award for the most-cited paper in the past three years for the Journal of Sound Vibration – Brian Mann
  • Elected to the Venice Institute of Science, Letters, and Arts, part of the worldwide circuit of National Academies – Marco Marani
  • Italian Ministry of Research & University: “Messengers of Knowledge” University of Palermo and Distinguished Visiting Professorship Univ. Fed. Pernambuco (Brazil) – Amilcare Porporato
  • 2014-15 Fulbright Scholar Grant – Monty Reichert
  • Helmholtz Test-of-Time Award, ICCV – Guillermo Sapiro
  • Selected as one of the Top 20 Science & Technology Professors in North Carolina – Neal Simmons
  • Best Paper Award, 20th International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture – Dan Sorin
  • Distinguished Service Award, Assoc. of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors – Mark Wiesner
  • Bull City Hall of Fame, Durham Chamber of Commerce – Blake Wilson

2012-2013

Faculty Early Career Awards

  • Rising Star Award, Society for Physical Regulation in Medicine and Biology: Charles Gersbach
  • Searle Scholar Award; Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award, March of Dimes: Brent Hoffman
  • Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement  Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities: Nico Hotz
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineering (PECASE): Heileen Hsu-Kim
  • NSF Early CAREER Award; Early Career Researcher’s Award, AVES Biomaterial Interfaces Division: Xuanhe Zhao  

Research and Professional Leadership Awards

  • Dennis Gabor Award, SPIE: David Brady
  • Hamming Medal, IEEE: Robert Calderbank
  • Robert A. Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award, Biomedical Engineering Society: Ashutosh Chilkoti
  • Nemmers Prize in Mathematics: Ingrid Daubechies
  • Grand Conceptor Engineering Excellence Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina: Marc Deshusses
  • IGTI J.P. Davis Award, ASME: Robert Kielb and Lawrie Virgin
  • Frontier Research Scientist, Korean Academy of Science & Technology: Jungsang Kim
  • Leadership Excellence Award, American Institute of Hydrology: Miguel Medina
  • Barnet-Uzgiris Product Safety Design Award: Henry Petroski
  • Diversity Award, Biomedical Engineering Society: Monty Reichert
  • James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials: David Smith
  • Distinguished Service Award, Biomedical Engineering Society: George Truskey   
  • Clemson Award for Applied Research: Kam Leong

Teaching Awards

  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring, Duke Graduate School: Dale Bass
  • Outstanding Post-Doc Mentor Award, Duke University: Adam Wax

Professional Society Recognition

  • Member, Atmospheric & Hydrospheric Science Section, AAAS: Ana Barros    
  • Associate Fellow, World Academy of Arts & Sciences; Honorary Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Adrian Bejan   Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Fellow, American Mathematical Society: Robert Calderbank    
  • Fellow, Controlled Release Society College of Fellows: Ashutosh Chilkoti    
  • Full Member, Acoustical Society of America: Linda Franzoni
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering: Kam Leong    
  • Fellow, ASME: Robert Kielb    
  • Senior Member, IEEE: Jeff Krolik    
  • Fellow, American Society for Mechanical Engineers: Brian Mann
  • Senior Member, IEEE: Kathy Nightingale    
  • Frontier Fellow, National Academy of Engineering: Desiree Plata    
  • Fellow, American Geophysical Union; Distinguished Professor Visiting Fellow (CNPq) Brazil: Amilcare Porporato    
  • Fellow, American Institute of Medical & Biological Engineering; Fellow, SPIE: Nimmi Ramanujam  
  • Fellow, Biomedical Engineering Society: Ashutosh Chilkoti
  • Fellow, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics: Guillermo Sapiro    
  • Fellow, Optical Society of America: David Smith    
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Pei Zhong

2011-2012

Faculty Early Career Awards

  • National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award for Scientists and Engineers: Ben Lee
  • National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award for Scientists and Engineers: Charles Gersbach
  • Google Research Award: Ben Lee
  • Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grant, American Society of Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mechanics Division: Xuanhe Zhao

Research Awards

  • 2011 Clemson Award for Applied Research, Society for Biomaterials: Kam Leong
  • 2011 Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature: Ashutosh Chilkoti
  • 2011 Clarke Prize, National Water Research Institute: Mark Wiesner
  • New Product Award at the MCEE 2011: Laurens Howle
  • 2011 NIH Director's New Innovator Award: Charles Gersbach

Professional Society Recognition

  • Fellow, American Geophysical Union: Amilcare Porporato
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Laurens Howle
  • Honorary Fellow, Romanian Academy: Adrian Bejan
  • Senior Fellow in the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas: Ana Barros
  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineers & Shipbuilders in Scotland: Adrian Bejan
  • Kavli Fellow, National Academy of Sciences: Chris Dwyer
  • President-Elect, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP): Mark Wiesner
  • Fellow, Biomedical Engineering Society: Warren Grill
  • U.S. Delegate, International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics: Linda Franzoni 

Teaching Awards

  • 2011 Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring: Farshid Guilak
  • 2011 DSCD Yasundo Takahashi Education Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Dynamic Systems and Control Division: Devendra Garg

2010-2011

Early Career Awards

  • National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award: Lingchong You
  • National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award: Chuan-Hua Chen
  • 2010 Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award: Rebecca Willett
  • DARPA Young Faculty Award: Chuan-Hua Chen
  • 2011 International Union of Applied Physics Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics: Stefano Curtarolo
  • Department of Energy Early Career Research Award: Heileen Hsu-Kim

Teaching Awards

  • Klein Family Distinguished Award: Jonathan Protz
  • Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award: Daniel Sorin
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research: Gregg Trahey
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising: Devendra Garg

Research Awards

  • 2011 Award for Spectrochemical Analysis from the American Chemical Society: Tuan Vo-Dinh
  • 2011 ASME Lyapunov Award: Earl Dowell
  • Plasma Science Achievement Award, IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society: Tom Katsouleas
  • 2011 Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature, Society for Biomaterials: Ashutosh Chilkoti
  • 2010 Clemson Award for Basic Research in Biomaterials, Society for Biomaterials - William Reichert
  • 2011 Celebration of Engineering Technology Award (CETI) from FIATECH: Matt Reynolds
  • NIH Merit Award - Acoustic Radiation  Force Impulse Imaging of Cardiac Tissue: Gregg Trahey
  • NIH Merit Award - Innovations in Shock Wave Lithotripsy Technology: Pei Zhong
  • Stansell Family Distinguished Research Award: Nimmi Ramanujam

Professional Society Recognition

  • Fellow, Institute of Physics: Stefano Curtarolo
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Pei Zhong
  • Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: Kenneth Hall
  • Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering: Gabriel Lopez
  • Nicolas Andry De Bois-Regar, Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons: Farshid Guilak
  • Fellow, IEEE: Steve Cummer
  • Senior Member, Association for Computing Machinery: Chris Dwyer
  • Chair, NIH Neurotechnology Study Section: Warren Grill
  • Scientist Development Grant, American Heart Association: Charles Gersbach
  • President's Award, New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering: Henri Gavin

2009-2010

Early Career Awards

  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE): Adrienne Stiff-Roberts
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE): Chris Dwyer
  • National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award: Andrey Khlystov
  • 2009 IEEE Early Career Award in Nanotechnology: Adrienne Stiff-Roberts

Teaching Awards

  • Capers & Marion McDonald Mentoring & Advising Award: Krishnendu Chakrabarty
  • Capers & Marion McDonald Teaching and Research Award: David Katz
  • Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award: Robert Malkin
  • Klein Family Distinguished Teaching Award: Joseph Nadeau
  • U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Building Curriculum Recognition Award for 2009: Duke Smart Home Program
  • Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference Information Technology Corporate Award: Dina Requena
  • 2009 James M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award, National Chi Epsilon: Joseph Nadeau
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Indian Institute of Technology in Roorkee: Devendra Garg

Research Awards

  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science: Mark Wiesner
  • Fellow of the Optical Society of America: Nimmi Ramanujam
  • Fellow, Optical Society of America: Adam Wax
  • Fellow, International Photonics Society (SPIE): Adam Wax
  • Michael J. Fitzpatrick Professor of Engineering: David Brady
  • Lord-Chandran Professor of Engineering: Richard Fair
  • Stansell Family Distinguished Research Award: Kam Leong
  • Hartwell (Foundation) Individual Biomedical Research Award: Charles Gersbach

Professional Society Recognition

  • President, Biomedical Engineering Society: George Truskey
  • President of the American Institute of Hydrology: Miguel Medina
  • Fellow of the Optical Society of America: Nimmi Ramanujam
  • Senior Member, IEEE: Chris Dwyer
  • Technical Expert, World Health Organization’s Technical Advisory Group on Health Technology: Robert Malkin
  • Board Member, National Academies Board on Global Science and Technology: Nan Jokerst
  • IEEE Golden Core Member: Krishnendu Chakrabarty
  • Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Design & Test of Computers Journal: Krishnendu Chakrabarty
  • Distinguished Visitor of the IEEE Computer Society: Krishnendu Chakrabarty
  • Board of Governors of the IEEE Council for Electronic Design Automation: Krishnendu Chakrabarty
  • Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems: Krishnendu Chakrabarty
  • Member, 2009 DARPA Computer Science Study Group, Department of Defense: Chris Dwyer
  • Editor, Biomedical Optics Express: Joseph Izatt
  • NIH grant review study section for cancer nanotechnology partnership: David Needham
  • Department of Defense breast cancer research program integration panel: Nimmi Ramanujam

2008-2009

Early Career Awards

  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) - Stefano Curtarolo
  • National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award – Claudia Gunsch
  • National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award – Chuan Hua Chen
  • 2009 IEEE Early Career Award in Nanotechnology - Adrienne Stiff-Roberts
  • 2008 Young Investigator Award in Experimental Science, International Conference on Computational and Experimental Engineering and Sciences – Stefan Zauscher
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award - Chuan-Hua Chen
  • Army Research Office Young Investigator Award - Chris Dwyer

Teaching Awards

  • Klein Family Distinguished Teaching Award - Craig Henriquez
  • Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award - Brian Mann
  • Capers and Marion McDonald for Excellence in Teaching and Research - Steve Cummer
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising - Pei Zhong
  • Duke University Graduate School Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring – Krishnendu Chakrabarty
  • 2009 James M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award, National Chi Epsilon – Joseph Nadeau

Research Awards

  • 2008 Daniel Guggenheim Medal Award – Earl Dowell
  • 2008 Technical Achievement Award, IEEE Computer Society - Kishor Trivedi
  • John Booker Medal of Excellence, International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics - Tomasz Hueckel
  • Bronze Medal, Army Science Conference – Stefan Zauscher, Pei Zhong
  • Best Paper Award Force Protection /Survivability session, Army Science Conference – Stefan Zauscher, Pei Zhong
  • Stansell Family Distinguished Research Award - Mark Wiesner
  • Best paper award, 2008 Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Ubiquitous Computing - Matt Reynolds

Professional Society Recognition

  • President, Biomedical Engineering Society – George Truskey
  • President of the American Institute of Hydrology – Miguel Medina
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Farshid Guilak
  • Norm Augustine Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Communications, American Association of Engineering Societies – Henry Petroski
  • Distinguished Member, American Society of Civil Engineers – Henry Petroski
  • Forensic Engineer of the Year 2008, ASCE Technical Council on Forensic Engineering – Henry Petroski
  • Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering - Robert Malkin
  • Fellow of the Optical Society of America - Joseph Izatt
  • Fellow of the IEEE – David Brady
  • Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery - Krishnendu Chakrabarty
  • Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science – Krishnendu Chakrabarty
  • Fellow of the IEEE – Krishnendu Chakrabarty
  • Golden Core Member, IEEE Computer Society - Krishnendu Chakrabarty
  • Distinguished Overseas Young Scholar, National Science Foundation of China – Qing Liu
  • Senior member of the IEEE - Lisa Huettel
  • Diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers – David Schaad
  • Inaugural chair, Nanotechnology Study Section at the National Institutes of Health - Ashutosh Chilkoti
  • Chair of the Optical Society of America Image Sensing and Pattern Recognition Group – David Brady
  • Representative to the United States National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Acoustical Society of America (ASA) – Linda Franzoni

2007-2008

Early Career Awards

  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator – Brian Mann
  • 2008 Young Investigator Award from the International Conference on Computational and Experimental Engineering and Sciences - Stefan Zauscher
  • Young Investigator award, International Association for Computational Mechanics - John Dolbow
  • National Science Foundation CAREER award - Jeffrey T. Scruggs
  • National Science Foundation CAREER award - Romit Roy Choudhury

Society Recognition and Research Awards

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers – Tod Laursen
  • Distinguished Member, American Society of Civil Engineers - Henry Petroski
  • Senior Member, IEEE – Daniel Sorin
  • Fellow, American Meteorological Society – Ana Barros
  • Fellow, IEEE – Krishnendu Chakrabarty
  • Fellow, IEEE – William Joines
  • 2008 Daniel Guggehneim Medalist - Earl Dowell
  • Spirit of St. Louis Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineering - Earl Dowell
  • Fellow, American Institute of Biological and Medical Engineering – Craig Henriquez
  • Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Memorial Lectureship Award, International Council of Aeronautical Sciences in Anchorage - Earl Dowell
  • President, Biomedical Engineering Society - George Truskey
  • Stansell Family Distinguished Research Award - Piotr E. Marszalek
  • Fellow, SPIE - Joseph Izatt
  • 2008 Donald Q. Kern Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers - Adrian Bejan Fluid Science Research Award, Institute of Fluid Science - Adrian Bejan
  • Devendra P. Garg Award for Intelligent Systems, American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Devendra Garg
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Advisory Committee - Warren Grill
  • Chair, Nanotechnology Study Section, National Institute of Health - Ashutosh Chilkokti

Teaching and Mentoring Awards

  • 2007-08 ASEE Southeast Section Outstanding Mid-Career Teaching Award – Henri Gavin
  • Duke 2007-08 Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award – Henri Gavin
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring – Martha Absher
  • American Council on Education Fellowship – Monty Reichert
  • Klein Family Distinguished Teaching Award – Wanda Krassowska
  • Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award - Benjamin B. Yellen
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research - Warren M. Grill
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising - Joseph A. Izatt
  • Duke 2008 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring - Justin Jaworski

2006-2007

Early Career Awards

  • Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering - Lingchong You
  • National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Award - Rebecca Willett
  • National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Award - Stefano Curtarolo
  • Office of Naval Young Investigator - Stefano Curtarolo
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator - Adrienne Stiff-Roberts

Society Leadership and Recognition

  • American Academy of Nanomedicine Program Committee - David Needham
  • American Academy of Nanomedicine Board of Directors - David Needham
  • Chair, 24th North American Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy - April Brown
  • Member, FDA Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee - Farshid Guilak
  • Chair, Joint Tribology Conference - Josiah Knight
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Neural Engineering - Warren Grill
  • Member, National Science Board panel on Retention Rates in Undergraduate Engineering - Kristina Johnson
  • Chair, NIH Computer Modeling Review Group - Mort Friedman
  • Associate Editor, Nanomedicine - David Needham
  • Chair, Program Review, Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University - Mort Friedman
  • Member, Defense Advanced Resaerch Projects Agency Computer Science Study Panel - Rebecca Willett
  • Co-editor, Constructal Theory of Social Dynamics -  Adrian Bejan
  • Elected to American Philosophical Society -  Henry Petroski
  • Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Henry Petroski
  • Fellow of the American Heart Association - Mort Friedman
  • College of Fellows of the American Institute of Biological and Medical Engineering - Warren Grill, Joseph Izatt, and Fan Yuan
  • Fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering - David Brady

Teaching, Mentoring and Research Awards

  • 2007 Walter J. And Angeline Crichlow Trust Prize - Earl Dowell
  • Luikov Medal - Adrian Bejan
  • 2006 Inteligent Optimal Design Prize - Sylvie Lorente
  • 2006 Edward J. Hoffman Medical Imaging Scientist Award - Ronald Jaszczak
  • Best Paper Award, 20th IEEE International Conference on VLSI Design -  Krish Chakrabarty
  • National Academies Keck Future Award - Warren Grill
  • Spirit of St. Louis Award - Earl Dowell
  • Richard Skalak Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Morton Friedman
  • Stansell Family Distinguished Research Award - David Brady
  • Award for Journalism, Northern Virginia Post, Society of American Military Engineers - Henry Petroski
  • Scientific American 50 - David Smith and David Schurig
  • Hind Rattan (Jewel of India) Award - Devendra Garg
  • Duke Med Scholar - Farshid Guilak
  • 2007 Boston University College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award - Warren Grill
  • Best Paper for 2006, ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering - Morton Friedman and Healther Himburg
  • Van C. Mow Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Lori Setton
  • Klein Family Distinguished Teaching Award - Kathryn Nightingale
  • Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award - Joseph Nadeau
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Teaching and Rsearch - Earl Dowell
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising - George Truskey

2005-2006

Early Career Award

  • Presidential Early Career for Scientists and Engineers - Silvia Ferrari
  • American Academy of Nanomedicine Young Investigator Award - Stefan Zauscher
  • Beckman Young Investigator Award - Jingdong Tian
  • National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Award - Adrienne Stiff-Roberts
  • National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Award - Jungsang Kim
  • National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Award - Sule Ozev

Society Leadership and Recognition

  • Expert panel member, International Physiome Project - Mort Friedman
  • Expert panel member, NIH's Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases - Lori Setton
  • National Academies, Keck Futures Initiative Program Committee for "Smart Prosthetics: Exploring Devices for the Body and Mind - Warren Grill
  • National Institutes of Health, Instrumentation and Systems Development Study Section in Center for Scientific Review - William Reichert
  • U.S. National Committee for the UNESCO International Hydrology Program - Ana Barros
  • National Institutes of Health: Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Special Emphasis Panel - Piotr Marszalek
  • Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering - Ashutosh Chilkoti
  • Senior Member of the IEEE - Warren Grill
  • Member, National Research Council Biomolecular Materials and Processes Committee - David Needham
  • Delegation Member, U.S. State Department/National Academies Global Developments in Emerging Science and Sensor Networks 2005 - Nan Jokerst
  • Member of the International Geosphere Biosphere Program (IGBP), Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study - Roni Avissar
  • Vice-Chair, Microscopy and OCT Technical Group, Optical Society of America's Science and Engineering Council - Adam Wax
  • Marshall Urist Award for Excellence in Tissue Regeneration, Orthopedic Research Society - Farshid Guilak
  • Chairman of the Membership and Education Services Council, Optical Society of America - Adam Wax
  • Editorial Board of Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing - Warren Grill
  • Global Indus Technovators Awards for 2005 - Nimmi Ramanujam
  • Board of Governors, IEEE Engineering Management Society - Brad Fox
  • 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review - Jonathan Protz
  • Board of Directors, International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) - Kristina Johnson
  • Director, Boston Scientific Corp. - Kristina Johnson
  • Editorial Board of Bioinspiration & Biomimetics - Robert Clark
  • Editor in Chief, NanoBiotechnology Journal - Tuan Vo-Dinh
  • Member, Model Expert Group of the Americas - Andrew Schuler
  • Fellow, Electrochemical Society - Hisham Massoud

Teaching, Mentoring and Research Awards

  • Descartes Award, European Union - David R. Smith
  • Washington Award - Henry Petroski
  • 2006 Electronics and Photonics Division Award of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) - Hisham Massoud
  • 2005 Department of Defense Cleanup Project of the Year - Larry Carin
  • 2005 International Crime Analysis Association Research Award - Silvia Ferrari
  • 2005 Benjamin Franklin Key Award - Benjamin Yellen
  • 2005 Rayleigh Lecturer, American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Robert Clark
  • Chandran Research Award for Molecular Imaging in Neuro-oncology - Ashutosh Chilkoti
  • Chancellor's Medal, Louisiana State University - Farshid Guilak
  • Klein Family Distinguished Teaching Award - Henri Gavin
  • Stansell Family Distinguished Research Award - David R. Smith
  • Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award - John Board
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research - Adam Wax
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising - Linda Franzoni
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising - David Schaad
  • Leading at Duke, Outstanding Volunteer Advisor - David Schaad
  • University of Michigan School of Engineering's Alumni Society Merit Award - Gregg Trahey
  • University of Southern California 2006 Alumnus Award in Academia - Nan Marie Jokerst

2004-2005

Early Career Awards

  • National Science Foundation Career Award — Silvia Ferrari
  • National Science Foundation Career Award — Daniel Sorin
  • R. H. Gallagher Young Investigator Award, U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics — John Dolbow
  • Wallace H. Coulter Foundation 2005 Early Career Award — Adam Wax

Society Leadership and Recognition

  • SRC Invention Recognition Award — Hisham Z. Massoud
  • Edward F. Obert Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers — Adrian Bejan
  • Fellows of the Acoustical Society of America — Robert Clark, Qing Huo Liu
  • Member of the Physics Resources Policy Committee of the American Institute of Physics— Nan Jokerst
  • Associate editor of the Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power— Kenneth Hall
  • Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering – Lori Setton
  • Associate editor for the ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering— Karl Linden
  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers — Qing Huo Liu
  • Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation — Jeff Glass
  • Member of the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board — Henry Petroski
  • Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers — Henri Gavin
  • Editor, Water Resources Research— Amilcare Porporato
  • Member of the Executive Committee of Integrated Land-Ecosystem-Atmosphere Project of the IGBP — Roni Avissar
  • Society of Women Engineers Achievement Award— Kristina Johnson
  • Biomedical Engineering Society Distinguished Service Award— Robert Plonsey
  • Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society— Roger Barr, Robert Plonsey, Mort Friedman

Teaching, Mentoring and Research Awards

  • Catalyst for Institutional Change Award, Quality Education for Minorities Network — Monty Reichert
  • Klein Family Distinguished Teaching Award — Donald Bliss
  • Stansell Family Distinguished Research Award — Ashutosh Chilkoti
  • Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award – Larry Bohs
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research — Leslie Collins
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising — Michael Gustafson
  • Duke Graduate School Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring — Monty Reichert

Service Awards

  • P.M. Ku Meritorious Award, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers — Josiah Knight
  • Pratt Distinguished Service Award – Hadley Cocks

Awards from Previous Academic Years

Faculty Awards and Recognition in 2003-2004

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award - Adam Wax
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award - Andrew Schuler
  • 2004 Ragnar Granit Prize - Robert Plonsey
  • Fellow of the Optical Society of America - David Brady
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator - Silvia Ferrari
  • Biomedical Engineering Society Distinguished Service Award - Morton Friedman
  • 2003 ASME Edwin F. Church Medal for Distinguished Service to Mechanical Engineering Education - Devendra Garg
  • Klein Family Distinguished Teaching Award - Lisa G. Huettel
  • Society of Women Engineer's Achievement Award - Kristina Johnson
  • Stansell Family Distinguished Research Award - Karl Linden
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences - Henry Petroski
  • President of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Roger Barr
  • Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering - Barry Myers
  • Editor-in-Chief, North American, Journal of Biomechanics - Farshid Guilak
  • Member of National Institutes of Health's Bioengineering, Technology and Surgical Science Section - Laura Niklason
  • Board of Director, World Council on Biomechanics - Lori Setton
  • Steering Committee, North Carolina Tissue Engineering Interest Group - Lori Setton
  • Permanent Member, National Institutes of Health, Skeletal Biology and Regeneration Study Section - Lori Setton
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring, Duke Graduate School - Lori Setton
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences - Henry Petroski
  • 2004 Institute Research Institute Maurice Holland Award - Jeff Glass
  • Invited participant National Academy of Engineering 10th Annual Frontiers in Engineering Symposium - Robert Clark
  • Invited participate Japan-America 4th Annual Frontiers in Engineering Symposium - Robert Clark
  • Member of National Institutes of Health’s Biomedical Imaging Technology Study Section - Gregg Trahey

Faculty Awards and Recognition in 2002-2003

  • Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame – Kristina M. Johnson
  • Board of Directors of the Biomedical Engineering Society – George Truskey
  • President-elect of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society – Roger Barr
  • Orthopedics and Musculoskeletal Study Section in the Center for Scientific Review – Lori Setton
  • 2003 Ellwood Award from FACCT, the Foundation for Accountability – Professor Emeritus William (Ed) Hammond
  • Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II – Krishnendu Chakrabarty
  • Electrochemical Society Award in Solid State Science and Technology – Richard Fair
  • National Science Foundation Early Career Award from the Division of Materials Research – Stefan Zauscher
  • QEM (Quality Education for Minorities) Catalyst for Institutional Change Award – Martha Absher
  • Delegate to the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering – Mort Friedman
  • ASME Board of Governors Recognition Award for Accomplishments as Chair of the Board of Director of the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) of the ASME – Robert Kielb
  • Board of Director of the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) of the ASME – Kenneth Hall
  • 2003 Electrochemical Society Award in Solid State Science and Technology – Richard B. Fair
  • Distinguished Lecturer of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers – Adrian Bejan
  • Editor-in-chief, North America, for the Journal of biomechanics – Farshid Guilak
  • Duke University Diversity Award – Martha Absher
  • Member of the World Council for Biomechanics – Lori Setton
  • Co-chair of National Academy of Sciences/Russian Academy of Sciences committee on the Endpoints of High Level Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel – John Ahearne
  • President of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication engineers – Josiah Knight
  • Chair of the U.S. National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science – Jeffrey Krolik
  • Fulbright Scholar
  • Member Air Force Board of Science and Technology of National Academy of Engineering – Earl Dowell
  • Co-chair of Aviation R&D Steering Committee of ASME/White House OSTP Committee
  • Advisory Board Member, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering – Tod Laursen
  • President of the American Medical Informatics Association – W. Ed Hammond
  • Chair of the Global Water Cycle Science Steering Committee, US Global Climate Research Program – Roni Avissar
  • National Research Council award for outstanding contributions to hydrology – Roni Avissar
  • Member of the National Research Council Committee on Radiative Forcing on Climate – Roni Avissar