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Faculty Awards & Honors

Recent Recognition

  • Jan Achenbach won the A. K. Rao Memorial Award from the Indian Society of Non-Destructive Testing.
  • Cate Brinson received 
the Nadai Medal in materials engineering from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Jian Cao was elected a fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineering. She is one of only 15 fellows in the United States.
  • Ed Colgate was named an IEEE fellow.
  • Isaac Daniel received the Medal of Excellence, the highest award given by the American Society of Composites.
  • Horacio Espinosa received the Murray Medal, the highest honor from the Society of Experimental Mechanics, and was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • Elizabeth Gerber received the IEEE Computer Society’s Undergraduate Teaching Award and was named to Crain’s list of 40 under 40.
  • Yonggang Huang received the Daniel C. Drucker Medal in applied mechanics from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Elmer Lewis received the 2014 Wigner Reactor Physicist Award from the American Nuclear Society.
  • Wing Kam Liu received the 2014 grand prize from the Japan Society of Computational Engineering.
  • Todd Murphey was selected to join the 2014-15 DARPA Defense Science Study Group (DSSG). Past DSSG members from mechanical engineering include Cate Brinson, Kevin Lynch, Neelesh Patankar, and Mitra Hartmann.
  • Michael Peshkin created Mako Surgical, a surgical robotics company that grew out of Northwestern technology. He sold Mako Technology to Stryker in September 2013 for $1.65 billion.
  • John Rudnicki received the 2014 Engineering Science Medal from the Society of Engineering Science.
  • Jane Wang received the Captain Alfred E. Hunt Memorial Best Paper Award.