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Awards and recognition

Awards and recognition given to and available to win by Fulton Schools faculty and staff.

2021 Teaching Excellence and Top 5% Awards

Quality and innovative instruction are top priorities of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. We recognize excellence in instruction by awarding an annual Teaching Excellence Award and through selection to our Top 5% Teachers List. Student nominations and feedback are reviewed by a faculty committee in determining these honors. This year’s recipient of the…

Rivera named 2021 Society of Behavioral Medicine Fellow

Daniel E. Rivera, a professor of chemical engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University, has been named a 2021 Society of Behavioral Medicine Fellow.  The Society of Behavioral Medicine, or SBM, is a multidisciplinary organization of clinicians, educators and scientists who are improving knowledge and applications in the areas of human behavior, health…

AIChE honors Jerry Lin’s lifetime of work

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers, or AIChE, organizes special sessions during its annual national meeting to honor chemical engineers for significant contributions to the field. In 2020, Arizona State University Regents Professor Jerry Lin was honored for his lifetime dedication and career contributions to the fundamentals and application of membrane technology. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AIChE…

Colbourn’s lifetime of design theory work lands Stanton Medal

Charles Colbourn is the recipient of the 2019 Stanton Medal from the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications, or ICA, for his lifetime contributions to the discipline of combinatorics. The medal recognizes Colbourn’s efforts in support of combinatorial design theory through advocacy, outreach, service and teaching.  

Brent Nannenga awarded Burton Medal

Brent Nannenga, an assistant professor of chemical engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University, has been awarded the Burton Medal Biological by the Microscopy Society of America for his work on the development of microcrystal electron diffraction also known as MicroED. “This award means a lot to me because the recognition helps to show…

Feng Ju named SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer

Feng Ju, an assistant professor of industrial engineering in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, was recently named an Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer by SME (formerly called the Society of Manufacturing Engineers). 

Rivera named IEEE CSS Distinguished Member

Daniel Rivera, a professor of chemical engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, was recently designated as an IEEE CSS Distinguished Member. He received the award on December 12 during the 2019 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in Nice, France. The award recognized Rivera’s outstanding long-term service to the Control…

Construction engineering achievements earn Fulton Schools alum a top award in her field

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Schools alumnus Amanda Kerr recently received a prestigious international honor for her engineering and construction achievements. Kerr was named the 2019 Young Tunneler of the Year by International Tunneling Association as part of the organization’s annual awards program for “ground-breaking innovation and outstanding projects in tunneling and underground space…

ASU graduate wins IEEE PELS Prize PhD Thesis (P3 Talk) Video Competition

Jinia Roy, a recent ASU graduate, was selected as one of five winners of the IEEE Power Electronics Society Prize Ph.D. (P3 Talk) Video Competition. She was the only student from the U.S. to receive the award.  The PELS Prize Ph.D. Thesis (P3 Talk) Video Competition is a prestigious and highly promoted international competition organized by…

Samuel Ariaratnam

Ariaratnam earns highest honor for trenchless technology researchers

Samuel T. Ariaratnam, professor and program chair of construction engineering in the Del E. Webb School of Construction, was recently awarded the International Society for Trenchless Technology Gold Medal. He is the seventh person, and second from the U.S., to earn the highest honor in trenchless technology spanning ISTT’s 33-year history. The award recognizes individuals who…

Nathan Newman named 2018 National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Arizona State University researchers Nathan Newman and Joshua LaBaer have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, the organization announced. Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional accolade bestowed solely to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a…

Yanchao Zhang elevated to IEEE Fellow Class of 2019

Effective January 1, 2019, Yanchao Zhang, professor within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, will be elevated to IEEE Fellow.  The honor is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. Less than 0.1 percent of voting members are…