Awards and Honors by Faculty

Shefford P. Baker

Shefford P. Baker

Associate Professor

  • Sonny Yau '72 Excellence in Teaching Award(Cornell University College of Engineering)2002
  • Outstanding Educator, Mentor to Merrill Presidential Scholar Deborah Schorr(Cornell University)2000
  • NSF CAREER Award 1999
  • Robert '55 and Vanne '57 Cowie Excellence in Teaching Award(Cornell University College of Engineering)1999
Nicole A. Benedek

Nicole A. Benedek

Assistant Professor

  • Journal of Materials Chemistry Emerging Investigator 2016
  • NSF CAREER Award 2015
  • Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award 2014
  • Australian Postgraduate Award 2003
Eve Donnelly

Eve Lorraine Donnelly

Associate Professor

  • NSF CAREER Award 2015
  • Harold M. Frost Young Investigator Award, Sun Valley Workshop on Musculoskeletal Biology, 2013
  • Junior Faculty Osteoporosis Research Award 2012
  • Dale R. Corson Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow (Cornell University) 2012
  • John Haddad Young Investigator Award (ASBMR - Advances in Mineral Metabolism) 2011
  • ICCBMT Young Investigator Award(10th International Conference on the Chemistry and Biology of Mineralized Tissues)2010
  • Young Investigator Award (ASBMR) 2010
  • New Investigator Recognition Award ORS 2009
Julia Dshemuchadse

Julia Dshemuchadse

Assistant Professor

  • Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Award (University of Michigan), 2016
  • Max-von-Laue-Preis awarded to a Young Scientist (German Crystallographic Society (DGK)), 2015
  • SNSF Early Postdoc. Mobility fellowship (Swiss National Science Foundation), 2014
Lara Estroff

Lara A. Estroff


  • NSF CAREER Award
  • College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching 2016
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Affiliate2013
  • Keynote Speaker(Gordon Research Seminar on Biomineralization)2012
  • Marilyn Emmons Williams Award(Cornell Undergraduate Research Board)2009
  • Fiona Li ‘78 & Donald Li ‘75 Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Engineering, Cornell University 2007
  • James D. Watson Investigator Award, NYSTAR
Emmanuel Giannelis

Emmanuel P. Giannelis

Walter R. Read Professor of Engineering

  • ACS Fellow
  • PMSE Fellow
  • B.F. Dodge Distinguished Lecture(Yale University)2009
  • Dow-Karabatsos & Distinguished Alumni Lectureship(MSU)2005
  • Associates Award in Applied Polymer Chemistry(PEL)1999
  • Dean's Prize for Excellence in Teaching(Cornell University)1994
  • Top 25 in Nanotechnology Citations(ISI)
James Hwang

James Hwang

Research Professor

  • Distinguished Lecturer (2020-2021), IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society 
  • Mentorship Appreciation Award (2019), Lehigh University
  • Mary Shepard B. Upson Visiting Professor in Engineering (2018-2019), Cornell University
  • Distinguished Alumni Award (2018), Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University
  • Brandt Visiting Professor (2016), Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, Italy
  • Fellow (1994) and Life Fellow (2015), IEEE
  • Outstanding Contribution Award (2011), Wireless and Optical Communications Conference
  • Faculty Award (2007), IBM
  • Outstanding Achievement Award (2007), Chinese Institute of Engineers
  • Nanyang Professor (1999-2003), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Debdeep Jena

Debdeep Jena

David E. Burr Professor of Engineering

  • APS Fellow
  • NFS CAREER Award
  • IEEE Senior Member
  • 2020 Intel Outstanding Researcher Awards
  • Richard E. Lunquist Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow (Cornell University) 2015
  • Most Valuable Contribution(Workshop on Compound Semiconductor Materials and Devices)2014
  • Advisor of PhD student Faiza Faria(Winner of poster award for ICNS 2013)2013
  • IBM Faculty award2012
  • Young Scientist Award(International Symposium of Compound Semiconductors)2012
  • Joyce award for excellence in undergraduate teaching 2010
Hari Nair

Hari Nair

Assistant Research Professor

  • Device Research Conference (DRC) Student Paper Award (2013)
  • The Ben Streetman prize for “Outstanding Research in Electronic and Photonic Materials and Devices” from the University of Texas at Austin (2013)
  • Electronics Materials Conference (EMC) Student Paper Award (2012)

Christopher Ober

Christopher K. Ober

Francis Norwood Bard Professor of Metallurgical Engineering

  • NAE Member
  • APS Fellow
  • ACS Fellow
  • AAAS Fellow
  • SPIE Senoir Member
  • NFS Creativity Award
  • Gutenberg Research Prize (U of Mainz)
  • PMSE Fellow
  • The Photopolymer Science and Technology Outstanding Achievement Award (The Society of Photopolymer Science and Technology - SPST) 2015 
  • Distinguished Polymer Lecturer (Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS) 2015
  • Student selected polymer speaker (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN) 2015
  • Japan Photopolymer Science and Technology Outstanding Achievement Award 2015
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellow, TokyoTech 2014 
  • Humboldt Research Prize 2011, 2007
  • Faculty of Science Alumni of Honour Award, University of Waterloo 2007
  • Award in Applied Polymer Science (ACS) 2006
Richard Robinson

Richard Douglas Robinson

Associate Professor

  • NSF CAREER Award
  • Fulbright Scholar (2015)
  • Cornell Engineering Research Excellence Award 2015
  • Non-tenured Faculty Award (3M) 2012
  • R&D 100 Award, Nanocrystal Solar Cells 2009
  • Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Darrell Schlom

Darrell Schlom

Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Industrial Chemistry

  • American Physical Society Fellow
  • NAE Member
  • MRS Fellow
  • American Vacuum Society Fellow
  • James C. McGroody Prize for New Materials (APS) (2021)
  • International Organization for Crystal Growth Frank Prize (2019)
  • American Vacuum Society Fellow (2019)
  • Humboldt Research Prize (2018)
  • Inducted into National Academy of Engineering (2017)
  • College of Engineering Research Award (2016)
  • MRS Medal (2008)
  • Faculty Scholar Medal in Engineering, Penn State
Andrej Singer

Andrej Singer

Assistant Professor and Croll Sesquicentennial Fellow

  • NSF CAREER Award
  • VFFD award at DESY, Hamburg 2013
  • Scholarship from Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes 2007
JIn Suntivich

Jin Suntivich

Associate Professor

  • Emerging Investigator in Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2020)
  • Young Innovator Award in Nano Energy, Nano Research, Tsinghua University (2019)
  • Chemical Communications Emerging Investigator (Royal Society of Chemistry) 2017
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry A Emerging Investigator (Royal Society of Chemistry) 2016
  • Doctoral New Investigator, Petroleum Research Fund (American Chemical Society) 2014
  • Early Career Research Program (DOE)
  • Sloan Research Fellowship
Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson

Associate Professor

  • N. American Award for Technical Contributions to Semiconductor Industry (2009)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (Cornell University) 2001
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (Cornell University) 1998
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (Cornell University) 1995
  • IBM Faculty Development Award (IBM)
Bruce van Dover

R.B. van Dover

Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of Engineering

  • APS Fellow
  • IEEE Senior Member
  • Eta Kappa Nu Member 2015
  • "Highly Cited--Physics". Ranked 29th in the world for the period 1981 - 1997. (Thomson ISI)
Chekesha Watson

Chekesha M. Watson

Associate Professor

  • NSF CAREER Award
  • Emerging Scholars Class of 2011, Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine 2011
  • Provost's Award for Distinguished Research, Office of the Provost, Cornell University 2010
  • Dow Distinguished Lecturer (University of California at Santa Barbara UCSB) 2009
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Mentoring (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation) 2007
  • Frontiers of Science Symposium Invitee (National Academy of Science (NAS) and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) 2007
  • PECASE (NSF) 2007
  • Watson Career Award, National Science Foundation 2006
Uli Wiesner

Uli B. Wiesner

Spencer T. Olin Professor of Engineering

  • NFS Creativity Award (2020 and 2008)
  • Ambassadeur pour la Chimie Française”  by the Institute of Chemistry, CNRS, France (2019)
  • Arthur K. Doolittle Award (ACS) (2016)
  • Mr. & Mrs. Richard F. Tucker Excellence in Teaching Award from Cornell University (2005)
  • IBM Faculty Partnership Award (2001)
  • Carl Duisberg Memorial Award of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) (1999)
Grace Xing

Huili Grace Xing

William L. Quackenbush Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • NSF CAREER Award
  • Intel Outstanding Researcher Awards 2020
  • APS Fellow 2019
  • Richard E. Lunquist Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow (Cornell University) 2015
  • Young Scientist Award (International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors (ISCS)) 2014
  • Featured Notre Dame Faculty at UND-BYU football game 2012
  • Young Investigator Program Award (Air Force Office of Scientific Research) 2008
  • IEEE Senior Member