This award is designed to recognize achievements by a faculty member of the College of Engineering and Applied Science who has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge through research activities. Research faculty as well as tenured/tenure-track faculty are eligible. The $1,000 award was established in 1978.
The contributions of the nominee should emphasize both the specific and long-time research activities of the individual. The accomplishments should indicate how the individual has advanced the field of knowledge and provided new and innovative insights into unsolved research problems.
The nomination should describe the value of the results achieved, the significance they hold for the field involved, and the peer recognition and awards the nominee has received as a result of his/her research activities.
Nomination information is sent to each departmental office by the Dean’s Office.
Nominations and supporting documentation should be returned to the Dean’s Office by the first Friday in November.
A committee of three faculty, appointed by the Dean, will review all nominations and recommend an award recipient to the Dean.
Award will be presented at the college faculty and staff reception in January.
Making a Nomination
Option 1: Submit a BFA Excellence in Research nomination or the nomination materials prepared previously for a similar recognition. The previous nomination may be from the current or previous calendar year.
Option 2: Verify that the nominee's most recent vita has been placed on the FRPA web site. Then, submit the following documents in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format:
|2013||Balaji Rajagopalan||Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering|
|2012||Karl Linden||Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering|
|2011||Dan Scheeres||Aerospace Engineering Sciences|
|2010||Martin Dunn||Mechanical Engineering|
|2009||Dan Schwartz||Chemical & Biological Engineering|
|2008||Doug Gin||Chemical & Biological Engineering|
|2007||Zoya Popovic||Electrical & Computer Engineering|
|2006||Steven George||Chemical & Biological Engineering|
|2005||Alan Weimer||Chemical & Biological Engineering|
|2004||Kristi Anseth||Chemical & Biological Engineering|
|2003||Christopher Bowman||Chemical Engineering|
|2002||Andrzej Ehrenfeucht||Computer Science|
|2001||William Emery||Aerospace Engineering Sciences|
|2000||Ted Randolph||Chemical Engineering|
|1999||Dan M. Frangopol||Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering|
|1998||Louis L. Scharf||Electrical & Computer Engineering|
|1997||Jacques I. Pankove||Electrical & Computer Engineering|
|1996||Charbel H. Farhat||Aerospace Engineering Sciences|
|1995||Richard D. Noble||Chemical Engineering|
|1994||George H. Born||Aerospace Engineering Sciences|
|1993||Robert H. Davis||Chemical Engineering|
|1992||Stein Sture||Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering|
|1991||John L. Falconer||Chemical Engineering|
|1990||Jan F. Kreider||Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering|
|1989||Gary D. Hachtel||Electrical & Computer Engineering|
|1988||William B. Krantz||Chemical Engineering|
|1987||David C. Chang||Electrical & Computer Engineering|
|1986||W. Fred Ramirez||Chemical Engineering|
|1985||Kurt H. Gerstle||Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering|
|1984||Subhendu K. Datta||Mechanical Engineering|
|1983||Robert L. Sani||Chemical Engineering|
|1982||Robert L. Schiffman||Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering|
|1981||Hon-Yim Ko||Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering|
|1980||David R. Kassoy||Mechanical Engineering|
|1979||Seymour Geller||Electrical & Computer Engineering|
|1978||Edward A. Erdelyi||Electrical & Computer Engineering|