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The college is proud to announce the following young investigator awards received by our faculty in the last four years:

2012-13 Young Investigator Awards

Matthew Hallowell, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering - NSF CAREER Award
Mahmoud Hussein, Aerospace Engineering Sciences - NSF CAREER Award
Abbie Liel, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering - NSF CAREER Award

2011-12 Young Investigator Awards

Nikolaus Correll, Computer Science - NSF CAREER Award and NASA Early Career Award
Jason Marden, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering - AFOSR Young Investigator Award
Joel Kaar, Chemical and Biological Engineering - ARO Young Investigator Award

2010-11 Young Investigator Awards

Scott Bunch, Mechanical Engineering – NSF CAREER Award
Jennifer Cha, Chemical and Biological Engineering – NSF CAREER Award and DOE Early Career Award
Bor-Yuh Evan Chang, Computer Science – NSF CAREER Award
Alireza Doostan, Aerospace Engineering Sciences – DOE Early Career Research Award
Virginia Ferguson, Mechanical Engineering – NSF CAREER Award
Juliet Gopinath, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering – AFOSR Young Investigator Award
Mahmoud Hussein, Aerospace Engineering Sciences – DARPA Young Faculty Award
John McCartney, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering - NSF CAREER Award

2009-10 Young Investigator Awards

Mark Borden, Mechanical Engineering – NSF CAREER Award
Jennifer Cha, Chemical and Biological Engineering – DARPA Young Faculty Award
Daven Henze, Mechanical Engineering – NASA New Investigator Award and EPA Early Career Award
Arthi Jayaraman, Chemical and Biological Engineering – DOE Early Career Award
Robert McLeod, Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering - NSF CAREER Award
Sriram Sankaranarayanan, Computer Science - NSF CAREER Award
Li Shang, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering - NSF CAREER Award

2008-09 Young Investigator Awards

Stephanie Bryant, Chemical and Biological Engineering - NSF CAREER Award
Scott Bunch, Mechanical Engineering - DARPA Young Faculty Award
Eric Frew, Aerospace Engineering Sciences - NSF CAREER Award
Harold Park, Mechanical Engineering - DARPA Young Faculty Award
Jeremy Siek, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering - NSF CAREER Award
Katie Siek, Computer Science - NSF CAREER Award
Wei Tan, Mechanical Engineering - DARPA Young Faculty Award
Ronggui Yang, Mechanical Engineering - NSF CAREER Award and DARPA Young Faculty Award

Other faculty honors and awards include:

National Science Foundation Awards

Since 1983, the National Science Foundation has sponsored or participated in several programs to support promising young faculty at the beginning of their academic careers. The following faculty have received these awards:

Alan T. Waterman Award
Kristi Anseth, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
Kristi Anseth, Chemical and Biological Engineering
John Black, Computer Science
Mark Borden, Mechanical Engineering
Aaron Bradley, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering *
Timothy Brown, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
Stephanie Bryant, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Scott Bunch, Mechanical Engineering
Jennifer Cha, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Bor-Suh Evan Chang, Computer Science
Xinzhao Chu, Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Nikolaus Correll, Computer Science
John Crimaldi, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Amer Diwan, Computer Science
Mark Edwards, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering *
Virginia Ferguson, Mechanical Engineering
Eric Frew, Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Ryan Gill, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Doug Gin, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Matthew Hallowell, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Richard Han, Computer Science
Mark Hernandez, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Mahmoud Hussein, Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Abbie Liel, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Enineering
Dragan Maksimovic, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
Kurt Maute, Aerospace Engineering Sciences
John McCartney, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Robert McLeod, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
Will Medlin, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Siva Mettupalayam, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering *
Olgica Milenkovic, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering *
Todd Murphey, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering *
Todd Murray, Mechanical Engineering
Roseanna Neupauer, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Scott Palo, Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Lucy Pao, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
Harold Park, Mechanical Engineering
Leysia Palen, Computer Science
Melinda Piket-May, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
H. Jerry Qi, Mechanical Engineering
Hari Rajaram, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Dan Schwartz, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Li Shang, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
Jeremy Siek, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering *
Katie Siek, Computer Science *
Anthony Songer, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering *
Oleg Vasilyev, Mechanical Engineering
Ronggui Yang, Mechanical Engineering
Regan Zane, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers
Kenneth Gall, Mechanical Engineering *
Jorge Zornberg, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering *

Presidential Faculty Fellows
Christopher Bowman, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Zoya Popovic, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

National Young Investigators
Elizabeth Bradley, Computer Science
Xiao-Chuan Cai, Computer Science
Michael Eisenberg, Computer Science
Elizabeth Jessup, Computer Science
Kelvin Wagner, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

Presidential Young Investigators
Rob Davis, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Steve George, Chemical and Biological Engineering
John E. Hauser, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
Kristina Johnson, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering *
Dhinakar Kompala, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Y.C. Lee, Mechanical Engineering
Michael Lightner, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
Peter Mathys, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
Michael Mozer, Computer Science
Ronald Pak, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Ted Randolph, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Ren Su, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering *

Faculty Award for Women Scientists and Engineers
Susan Avery, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering*
JoAnn Silverstein, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Zoya Popovic, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

* Faculty members marked with an asterisk are no longer at CU-Boulder.
 

National Academy of Engineering

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional honors bestowed on an engineer. Academy membership recognizes those who have made important contributions to engineering theory and practice and engineers who have demonstrated unusual accomplishment in the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology.

The following CU-Boulder faculty have been elected members of the National Academy of Engineering:

Current Faculty
Bernard Amadei, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Kristi Anseth, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Frank Barnes, Electrical and Computer Engineering
George Born, Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Ross Corotis, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Diane McKnight, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering

Former Faculty
Delores Etter, Electrical and Computer Engineering*
Don Hearth, Aerospace Engineering Sciences*
Fred Glover, Business/Electrical and Computer Engineering (emeritus, Leeds)
Martin Mikulas, Aerospace Engineering Sciences (emeritus)
Jacques Pankove, Electrical and Computer Engineering (emeritus)
Kaspar Willam, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering (emeritus)
Max Peters, Chemical and Biological Engineering (deceased)
Richard Seebass, Aerospace Engineering Sciences (deceased)
Klaus Timmerhaus, Chemical and Biological Engineering (deceased)

(* Denotes former faculty who were elected to NAE while at CU-Boulder.)

NAE Gordon Prize

The following CU-Boulder faculty have received the Gordon Prize, the National Academy of Engineering's highest honor for innovation in engineering and technology education:

Frank Barnes, Electrical and Computer Engineering (2004)
Lawrence Carlson, Mechanical Engineering (2008, co-recipient)
Jacquelyn Sullivan, Integrated Teaching and Learning Program (2008, co-recipient)

 

More National Awards

Additional national awards received by faculty of the College of Engineering and Applied Science include:

Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation Research Award
Carlos Felippa, Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Zoya Popovic, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
Rishi Raj, Mechanical Engineering
Oleg Vasilyev, Mechanical Engineering
Kaspar Willam, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering

American Society for Engineering Education — McGraw Research Award
Kristi Anseth, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Frank Barnes, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
Christopher Bowman, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Engineering News-Record — Award of Excellence
Bernard Amadei, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering

Fulbright Award
Gary Amy, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Frank Barnes, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
David Klaus, Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Keith Molenaar, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Richard Noble, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Scott Palo, Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Bryan Pellom, Computer Science
Rafael Piestun, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
Fred Ramirez, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Enrico Spacone, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Scott Summers, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Dobroslav Znidarcic, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering

Guggenheim Fellowship
Robert Davis, Chemical and Biological Engineering
David Kassoy, Mechanical Engineering
Rishi Raj, Mechanical Engineering
Robert Sani, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Heinz Award for the Environment
Bernard Amadei, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering

Howard Hughes Medical Investigator
Kristi Anseth, Chemical and Biological Engineering

ISI Highly Cited Researchers
Andrzej Ehrenfeucht, Computer Science
Hal Gabow, Computer Science
Rishi Raj, Mechanical Engineering
Mahesh Varanasi, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

Keck Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence
Brian Argrow, Aerospace Engineering Sciences
John K. Bennett, Computer Science

Packard Fellowship
Kristi Anseth, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Elizabeth Bradley, Computer Science
Milos Popovic, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

Sloan Fellowship
Christopher Bowman, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Jennifer Cha, Chemical and Biological Engineering

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