Category: Awards and Honors

Danielle Merfeld

Danielle Merfeld (ND ’94) elected to National Academy of Engineering

Danielle W. Merfeld (ND ’94) vice president and chief technology officer, GE Renewable Energy, General Electric Co., has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Election to the Academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Merfeld was …

David Burghoff

David Burghoff receives 2021 NSF Early Career Development Award

David Burghoff, assistant professor of electrical engineering, has received a 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) award. The award is one of the NSF’s highest honors given in support of young faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in …

Gary Bernstein and Hsueh-Chia Chang

Engineers Bernstein and Chang elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Gary H. Bernstein, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Hsueh-Chia Chang, the Bayer Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have …

Downspout on the side of Cushing Hall of Engineering

Five engineering faculty receive NSF CAREER awards in 2020

Five engineering faculty members received National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) awards in 2020, bringing the total CAREER award winners in the College of Engineering to 31 over the last five years. The NSF CAREER award is one of the highest honors given by the U.S. …

Yanliang Zhang

Yanliang Zhang receives International Thermoelectric Society 2020 Young Investigator Award

Yanliang Zhang, associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, has been named the 2020 International Thermoelectric Society Young Investigator. The award recognizes his innovative work on additive manufacturing and scalable nanomanufacturing for flexible thermoelectric materials …

Matthew Zahr

Matthew Zahr receives Air Force Young Investigator award

Matthew J. Zahr, assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, has received a Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The YIP Award was created to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early …

McMillan named outstanding teacher by ASEE

Collin McMillan, associate professor of computer science and engineering, has been named the 2019 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Illinois/Indiana section of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). The award recognizes an engineering educator for excellence in classroom …