Published: Feb. 2, 2018

It's no surprise that the scholarly achievements reached by CU Boulder faculty span far beyond campus, receiving recognition by national and even global organizations and academic communities. In an inaugural campuswide event Jan. 29, Chancellor Philip DiStefano, Provost Russell Moore, the Office of Faculty Affairs and the campus community recognized numerous faculty members at home, highlighting external awards received in 2016–17. 

Faculty Awards Celebration honorees

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

  • Natalie Ahn, Distinguished Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry 
  • Henry C. Kapteyn, Professor, Physics 

American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

  • Marvin H. Caruthers, Distinguished Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry 
  • William M. Lewis, Professor, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) 

American Philosophical Society

  • Paul W. Kroll, Professor, Asian Languages and Civilizations 

Fulbright Fellows

  • Douglas R. Johnson, Senior Research Associate, Physics 
  • Margot E. Kaminski, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Law School 
  • Matthew A. Koschmann, Associate Professor, Communication 

National Academy of Inventors Fellows

  • Marvin H. Caruthers, Distinguished Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry 
  • Lawrence Gold, Professor, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology 

National Academy of Sciences

  • Natalie Ahn, Distinguished Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry 
  • Karolin Luger, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry 

Packard Fellows

  • Christoph Matthias Keplinger, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

American Educational Research Association Fellow

  • Kathy Schultz, Professor and Dean, School of Education

American Heart Association Distinguished Scientist

  • Leslie Anne Leinwand, Distinguished Professor, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; Chief Scientific Officer, Biofrontiers Institute

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

  • Gia Voeltz, Professor, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB)

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies Member

  • Christopher Bowman, Distinguished Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Karl W. Boer Solar Energy Medal of Merit Award

  • Alex Zunger, Research Professor, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal

  • Nicholas M. Schneider, Professor, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) 
  • Laila Andersson, Research Associate, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) 

National Science Foundation Special Creativity Award

  • Hendrik Heinz, Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering