Major Awards and Honors Earned by Current Faculty

  • NSF Career or Presidential Young Investigators: 30 (37 historically)
  • Department of Energy Early Career Research Awards: 1
  • National Academy of Engineering Members: 1
  • Lilly Teaching Awards: 6
  • 3M Non-tenured Faculty Awards: 5
  • Pew Scholars Awards by The Pew Charitable Trusts: 1
  • Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards: 5
  • DuPont Young Professor Awards: 2
  • UMass Distinguished Teaching Awards: 1
  • Chancellor’s Medals: 3
  • UMass Amherst Distinguished Faculty Lecturers: 1
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Awards: 2
  • IEEE Fellows: 12
  • American Concrete Institute Fellows: 1
  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellows: 1
  • American Society of Metals Fellows: 1
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers Fellows: 2
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellows: 4
  • International Academy for Production Engineering Fellows: 1
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers Fellows: 1
  • American Society of Engineering Education Fellows: 1

National Science Foundation Career Awards (Current & Former Faculty)

  1. Michael Tsapatsis, Chemical Engineering, 1996
  2. Robert Gao, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, 1996
  3. David Kazmer, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, 1997
  4. Dioniosios Vlachos, Chemical Engineering, 1997
  5. Ramesh Karri, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 1997
  6. James Watkins, Chemical Engineering, 1998
  7. Dennis Goeckel, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 1999
  8. Alex Zheng, Chemical Engineering, 2000
  9. Lixin Gao, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2000
  10. Susan Roberts, Chemical Engineering, 2000
  11. Ana Muriel, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 2002
  12. Surita Bhatia, Chemical Engineering, 2003
  13. Steven Reising, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2003
  14. Tilman Wolf, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2005
  15. Jonathan Rothstein, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 2006
  16. Ramgopal Mettu, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2007
  17. Jeffrey Davis, Chemical Engineering, 2007
  18. Lianhong Sung, Chemical Engineering, 2008
  19. Erin Baker, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 2008
  20. George Huber, Chemical Engineering, 2008
  21. Eric Polizzi, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2009
  22. Hossein Pishro-Nik, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2009
  23. Casey Brown, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2011
  24. Jenna Marquard, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, 2012
  25. Paul Dauenhauer, Chemical Engineering, 2012
  26. Qiangfei Xia, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2013
  27. David Irwin, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2013
  28. Hari Balasubramanian, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 2013
  29. Joseph Bardin, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2014
  30. Michael Zink, Electrical and Computer Programming
  31. David Pozar, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 1984 *
  32. Howard Elliott, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 1984 *
  33. Julio Ottino, Chemical Engineering, 1984 *
  34. Shantikumar Nair, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, 1986 *
  35. Christopher Hollot, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 1988 *
  36. David Reckhow, Civil & Environmental Engineering, 1989 *
  37. Phillip Westmoreland, Chemical Engineering, 1990 *

* Presidential Young Investigator Awards, an NSF program operating from 1984 to 1991 and replaced by the NSF CAREER Awards