Alumni
Alumni Awards

Past Alumni Awards

May 2015

Early Career Achievement Award
Jinliu “Grace” Wang (PhD,’01), Deputy assistant director of the Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation, for her significant contributions to advanced magnetic disk drives while working at IBM and Hitachi and in playing a leadership role at the NSF to successfully promote academic and industry partnerships so that concepts from universities can get to market reality more quickly. 

Distinguished Career Achievement Award
Anil V. Virkar (PHD ’73), Distinguished professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Utah, for his significant contributions in developing ceramic materials for use in energy conversion and storage applications.

May 2014

Early Career Achievement Award for Alumni in Materials Science and Engineering

Alfred J. Crosby (Ph.D. 2000, Shull), Professor, Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst, for his significant contributions to the field and particularly for breakthroughs in scientific understanding of the mechanical behavior of structured, soft materials leading to development of an important new class of adhesive materials.

Distinguished Career Achievement Award for Alumni of Materials Science and Engineering

Didier de Fontaine (Ph.D. 1967, Hilliard), Professor Emeritus, Materials Science and Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, for his significant contributions to the field in the areas of phase transformations in alloys, crystallography and thermodynamics of ordering behavior and particularly for his pioneering contributions to calculations of phase equilibria by combined quantum and statistical mechanical methods

May 2013

Early Career Achievement Award for Alumni in Materials Science and Engineering

Elizabeth Dickey, (Ph.D. 1997) - Director of Graduate Programs and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University

Distinguished Career Achievement Award for Alumni of Materials Science and Engineering

Pulickel M. Ajayan, (Ph.D. 1989) - Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor of Engineering, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials ScienceRice University

May 2012

Early Career Achievement Award for Alumni in Materials Science and Engineering

Christopher Schuh, (Ph.D. 2001, Dunand), Professor and Department Chair of Materials Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founder of Xtalic Corporation

Alan Lund, (Ph.D. 2002, Voorhees), Ph.D, CTO of Xtalic Corporation

Distinguished Career Achievement Award for Alumni of Materials Science and Engineering

Stephen Sass, (Ph.D. 1966, Cohen), Professor Emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University