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Faculty Honors and Awards

allen allen     Josephine Allen
  • NSF CAREER Award, Biomedical Engineering 2015

  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Jr. Faculty Award 2013
  • American Heart Association; Pre-doctoral Fellowship Award 2007
  • Northwestern University Neil Welker Teaching Excellence Award 2003
Jennifer S. Andrew
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2012
  • University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2010
  • NSF, Graduate Research Fellowship, 2004
Bill R. Appleton
  • Fellow of the Materials Research Society (2007)
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Editor, Applied Physics Reviews of the American Institute of Physics
  • Chairman, Solid State Sciences Committee of the National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences (1989-1991)
  • Recipient, Jefferson Cup Award for Technical Achievement, Martin Marietta Energy Systems (1987)
  • Martin Marietta Energy Systems Scientist of the Year (1987)
  • Recipient, DOE Award for Significant New Technologies (1985)
  • IR-100 Award for Development of Supersaturated Substitutional Semiconductor Alloys (1983)
  • Recipient, DOE Award for Outstanding Sustained Research (1980)
  • Materials Research Society Woody Award for Outstanding Service (1995)
  • Lockheed Martin Leadership Award (1998)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
brennan brennan     Anthony Brennan
  • Honorary Doctor of Science, State University of New York, May 20, 2012
  • 2012 Commencement Address at Potsdam College, Potsdam, NY, May 20, 2012
  • Visiting Scientist in SEACOAT European Community Training Network 2010-2014 (international activity)
  • Distinguished Alumni SUNY at Potsdam – 2009
  • Co-Chair – ZRG1 SBIB F15-D (20) – October 2009
  • Chair – ZRG1 SBIB-V (52) – August 2009
  • Permanent Member – Bioengineering, Technology and Surgical Sciences Study Section – 2007-2011
  • Member – ZRG1 MOSS-L (03) – October 2009
  • Florida Blue Key Distinguished Professor, University of Florida – 2007
  • Visiting Member – Bioengineering, Technology and Surgical Sciences Study Section – 2006-2007
  • Margaret A. Ross Endowed Professorship in Materials Science and Engineering – 2003-2014
  • University of Florida Nominee for Lemelson-MIT Award: 2002
  • Phillips Fellowship: 1988-90
  • Johnson & Johnson Fellowship: 1987-90
  • RIT GRA/Tuition Scholarship: 1975-77
  • Dow-Corning Internship: 1988
  • DuPont Young Faculty Awards: 1991, 1992, 1993
  • MSE Outstanding Faculty Award: 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001
Jon Dobson
  • Fellow of The Society of Biology (UK), 2012
  • Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine (UK), 2007
  • Fellow of The Institute of Nanotechnology (UK), 2007
  • Royal Society of London Wolfson Research Merit Fellow, 2004-2008
  • Director, Institute for Cell Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ICERM), 2011-Present
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, 2004-Present
gower gower     Laurie Gower
  • Keynote speaker- 10th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (Manchester, UK), 2011
  • NSF-DMR CAREER award, 2001
  • MSE Faculty Excellence Award, 2001
  • Highlight Keynote Speaker-10th International Conference on Materials Chemistry, MSE Faculty Excellence Award and NSF-DMR CAREER Award
  • Best Poster award at the R.O.C.K. society- International Kidney Stone Institute (IKSI) conference (December. 2-5, 2009) in Indianapolis, IN. Poster title: “Mineralogical Signatures of Stone Formation Mechanisms?”, 2009
  • Most-Cited Articles published in Biotechnology Progress in 2006 and cited through the period ending December 31, 2007.  The paper was featured on the ACS Publications website Most-Cited Articles listed are based on data from Thomson Web of Science®.   “Molding Mineral within Microporous Hydrogels by a Polymer-Induced Liquid-Precursor (PILP) Process”, 2007
  • Best Technical Paper presented during an Interactive Session in the Medical Plastics Division of the SPE Annual Technical Conference 2006- Charlotte, NC.
  • Keynote Speaker at the Workshop in Germany on “Investigation of Biomineralization Employing Model Systems”, DFG Priority Program 1117 “Principles of  Biomineralization”, Sept. 23,  2003
  • International Conference on the Chemistry and Biology of Mineralized Tissues (ICCBMT) New Investigator Travel Award, 2001
richard2 richard2     Richard Hennig

  • Faculty Early Career Award, National Science Foundation, May 2011.
  • Michael Tien ’72 Excellence in Teaching Award, Cornell University, 2008-2009.
Paul Holloway
  • Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Research and Advancement of Science of Luminescent Materials, 2010.
  • “Paul Holloway Young Investigator Award” endowed in 2009 in the AVS; awarded annually
  • University Teacher-Scholar of Year (2008-2009), University of Florida
  • Significant Achievement Award, Solid State Lighting Program, U.S. DOE, 2009
  • Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award, 2005
  • Distinguished Professor, 2000
  • Fellow, ASM International, 2000
  • Endowed Professor – Ellis Verink, Jr. Prof. of Materials Science and Engrg, 1999-pres.
  • Albert Nerken Prize, AVS, 1999
  • Selected for Distinguished Lecturer Series, AVS
  • Honorary Member of AVS (Lifetime), 1997
  • University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, 1997
  • Professorial Excellence Program Award, University of Florida, 1996
  • Medal, University of Helsinki, 1995
  • Fellow, AVS, elected in inaugural group in 1993
  • E.W. Mueller Award for Excellence in Surface Science, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1988
  • Teacher of the Year, College of Engineering, 1988
  • Alpha Sigma Mu Excellence in Engineering Teaching Award, 1987
  • Honorary Member of Florida Alpha Chapter of Alpha Sigma Mu, 1986
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administrative Trainee
  • National Defense Education Act Fellow
  • B.S. received cum laude, with honors
rolf_hummel rolf_hummel     Rolf E. Hummel
  • Triple Point Teaching Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching, 2003
  • Departmental Outstanding Service Award, 2003
  • Department Outstanding Service Award, 2002
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, American Society for Engineering Education (SE Section), 2002
  • Anderson/CLAS Scholar Faculty Honoree, 2000
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Florida Blue Key, 1999
  • Undergraduate Teaching and Advising Award, 1999
  • University of Florida TIP Award (Excellence in Teaching Award), 1998
  • Anderson/CLAS Scholar Faculty Honoree, 1997
  • University of Florida “TIP” Award (Excellence in Teaching Award), 1994
  • University of Florida, Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, 1990
  • College of Engineering, Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, 1990
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Florida, 1989
  • Teacher of the Year, College of Engineering, 1980
jonesk jonesk     Kevin S. Jones
  • University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, 2012
  • Elected Fellow Materials Research Society, 2012
  • College on Engineering Graduate Mentoring Award, 2011
  • Elected Fellow IEEE, 2010
  • Elected Fellow of ASM, 2009
  • Triple Point Award 2006
  • University of Florida Research Professor Award, 1998
  • Teaching Research and Service Award, 1996-1997
  • Teaching Improvement Program Award, 1994
  • Faculty Excellence Award, 1994-95
  • NSF/Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1990-95
  • College of Engineering Teacher of the Year Award, 1990-91
Michele Manuel Michele Manuel     Michele Manuel

  • ASM Bradley Stoughton Award for Young Teachers, 2013
  • University of Florida Excellence Award for Assistant Professors, 2013
  • University of Florida Departmental Faculty Excellence Award, 2013
  • NASA Early Career Award, 2012
  • White House Invitation from Michelle Obama for Press Release on Family Friendly Practices at NSF (1 of 14 early career awardees invited), 2011
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2009
  • TMS Young Leader Professional Development Award, 2009
Juan C. Nino
  • Faculty Excellence Award, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, 2012.
  • University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship, University of Florida, 2010.International Educator of the Year, College of Engineering, University of Florida, 2010.
  • J. Bruce Wagner Jr. Young Investigator Award, The Electrochemical Society, 2009.Carl Storm Fellowship, Gordon Research Conferences, 2006.
  • NSF CAREER Award – National Science Foundation 2005.
  • Best Ph.D. Thesis Award – Materials Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, 2003.
David P. Norton
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2009
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2007
  • Fellow of the American Vacuum Society, 2006
  • UF Research Foundation Research Professorship, 2007
  • UF College of Engineering Doctoral Dissertation Advisor Award, 2007
  • UF-MSE Faculty Excellence Award, 2004
  • DOE Energy 100 Award, 2001
  • Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, 2001
  • R&D 100 Award, 1999
  • American Museum of Science and Energy Technological Achievement Award, 1999
patterson patterson     Burton Patterson
  • ASM Fellow, 2013
  • Alpha Sigma Mu Board of Trustees, 1987‑89
pearton pearton     Stephen Pearton
  • Electronics Division Award, ECS, 2005
  • John Thornton Memorial Lecture and Award, AVS, 2007
  • J.J.Ebers Award, IEEE, 2007
  • John Bardeen Award, TMS, 2011
  • David Adler Lectureship, APS, 2011
  • Gordon Moore Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Solid State Science and Technology, ECS, 2011
  • Fellow and Life Member, American Physical Society, 2002
  • Fellow, Materials Research Society, 2005
  • Fellow American Vacuum Society,1999
  • Fellow, IEEE, 2000
  • Fellow, Electrochemical Society, 1996
  • Fellow and Life Member, TMS 2005
  • Fellow, SPIE, 2008
Simon R. Phillpot
  • Fellow of AAAS, 2010
  • Fellow of APS, 2008
  • Fellow of Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, 2006
  • Fellow of Institute of Physics, 2006
  • #56 on Thomson Reuters List of Top 100 Materials Scientists for 2000-2010, 2011
  • University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, 2010
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Physics 1993
  • Board of Reviewing Editors, Science 2009
  • Editorial Board, Annual Review of Materials Research 2010
  • Editorial Board, Current Opinions in Solid State and Materials Science 2012
  • Advisory Editorial Board, Journal of Nuclear Materials 2012
  • MSE Department Faculty Excellence Award, 2007, 2008 and 2009
ruzycki ruzycki     Nancy J Ruzycki
  • NBPTS Physics AYA (2011)
  • Hero in the classroom (2010)
Wolfgang M. Sigmund
  • Fellow ASM International, 2013
  • Editor in Chief for Springer database of ceramic materials, 2013
  • World Class University Award, National Research Foundation Korea, 2009
  • University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, 2009
  • Doctoral Dissertation Mentoring Award, 2008
  • Florida Blue Key Distinguished Faculty Award, 2008
  • Editor-in-Chief, Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences, 2006
  • MSE Department Faculty Excellence Award, 2004
  • Fellow European Academy of Sciences, 2003
  • DUPONT Young Professor Award, 1999
  • Visiting Professor Scholarship from FACEPE, Brazil, 1993
  • Post-doctoral Scholarship from DFG, 1992
Faculty of Engineering Headshots. Sept. 2011Photo by April Sorrow Faculty of Engineering Headshots. Sept. 2011Photo by April Sorrow     Antonio Webb
  • Kauffman Foundation Emerging Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Award, 2010
  • American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellow, 2003-2005
Xue33 Xue33      Jiangeng Xue
  • University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, 2013
  • College of Engineering Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award, 2012
  • Scialog Fellow, Research Corporation for Science Advancement, 2011
  • Distinguished Mentor Award, UF-HHMI Science for Life Program, 2011
  • MSE Faculty Excellence Award, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • US Department of Energy Significant Achievement Award, 2009, 2010
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2007
  • GPEC Edith and Martin B. Stein Solar Energy Innovation Award, Princeton University, 2005
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 2011-present

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