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Faculty Awards and Honors

Our faculty is dedicated to not only materials research, but also innovative teaching. 

2016

Darrell Schlom 

College of Engineering Excellence in Research

Lara Estroff

College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching 

2015

Uli Wiesner

Arthur K. Doolittle Award, Best Paper Presented at the Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering Symposium at ACS, "Block copolymer-directed hybrid materials: Experiments, theory, and applications"

 

2011

Chekesha Liddell Watson

Emerging Scholars Class of 2011, Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine

Chris Ober

Humboldt Research Prize, Freiburg University

2010

Chekesha Liddell Watson

Provost's Award for Distinguished Research, Office of the Provost, Cornell University 

 

Darrell Schlom

Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Industrial Chemistry, Cornell University 
Materials Research Society Fellow 

2009

Chris Ober

1st Annual FLEXI Award in the Education Category, FLEXI 
 ACS Fellow, Inaugural Class, American Chemical Society 
Gutenberg Research Award, University of Mainz
PMSE Fellow, Polymetric Materials: Science and Engineering Division, American Chemical Society

 

Richard Robinson 

R&D 100 Award, Nanocrystal Solar Cells 

 

 

 

2008

Chris Ober

Award for Creative Research, National Science Foundation 

Darrell Schlom

MRS Medal, Materials Research Society 

Ulrich Wiesner

National Science Foundation Creativity Award, NSF 

 

2007

Chekesha Liddell Watson 

Presidential Early Career Award (PECASE), NSF 

Lara Estroff

Fiona Li ‘78 & Donald Li ‘75 Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Engineering, Cornell University 

Chris Ober

Faculty of Science Alumni of Honour Award, University of Waterloo

Chris Humboldt Research Prize, University of Bayreuth 


Richard Robinson

Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 

2006

Christopher Ober

2006 American Chemical Society Award in Applied Polymer Science.

Chekesha Liddell

Watson Career Award, National Science Foundation

Lara Estroff

 James D. Watson Investigator Award, NYSTAR

Darrell Schlom

Faculty Scholar Medal in Engineering, Penn State 

 

2005

Chekesha Liddell

National Science Foundation Career Award through the Faculty Early
Career Development Program to conduct research on “Nonspherical, Active, and ‘Inverted’ Bases for
Optimized Photonic Crystal Design.”

Arthur Ruoff

Distinguished Alumni Award from Purdue University.

Stephen Sass

Distinguished Achievement Award in Materials Science and Engineering presented at the International Workshop on Advanced Intermetallic and Metallic Materials, Nanjing, China.

Ulrich Wiesner

Mr. & Mrs. Richard F. Tucker Excellence in Teaching Award from Cornell University.