Below is a list of faculty who have been recognized for excellence in education and research.

Our congratulations to all award winners.

Current and past recipients

Distinguished Professor of Engineering Award Winners

The Distinguished Professor of Engineering Award is made to a faculty member within the College of Engineering in recognition of exceptional achievements that have enhanced the reputation of the college. The award consists of a gold medal and an honorarium. This award is to be given no more frequently than once every two years, when appropriate.

  • 2020 -- Allen Robinson (MechE)
  • 2019 -- Not awarded
  • 2018 -- M. Granger Morgan (EPP)
  • 2017 -- Not awarded
  • 2015-16 -- José M.F. Moura (ECE)
  • 2014 -- Award not given this year
  • 2013 -- Ignacio Grossmann (ChemE)
  • 2012 -- Award not given this year
  • 2011 -- Mark Kryder (ECE)
  • 2010 -- Award not given this year
  • 2009 -- Daniel P. Siewiorek (ECE, CS)
  • 2008 -- Award not given this year
  • 2007 -- Edward Rubin (EPP, MechE)
  • 2006 -- Award not given this year
  • 2005 -- Award not given this year
  • 2004 -- Award not given this year
  • 2003 -- Richard Fruehan (MSE)
  • 2002 -- Arthur Westerberg (ChemE)

 

Philip L. Dowd Fellowship Recipients

The Dowd Fellowship is awarded to a faculty member in engineering to recognize educational contributions and to encourage the undertaking of an educational project such as textbook writing, educational technology development, laboratory experience improvement, educational software, or course and curriculum development.

  • 2020 -- David O’Hallaron (ECE, SCS)
  • 2019 -- Alan McGaughey (MechE)
  • 2018 -- Neil Donahue (ChemE, Chemistry)
  • 2017 -- Ines Azevedo (EPP)
  • 2015-16 -- Hakan Erdogmus (SE, CMU-SV), Cécile Péraire (SE, CMU-SV), and Jia Zhang (SE, CMU-SV)
  • 2014 -- Erica Fuchs (EPP), Jeremy Michalek (EPP, MechE) and H. Scott Matthews (CEE, EPP)
  • 2013 -- John Kitchin (ChemE)
  • 2012 -- Jeanne VanBriesen (CEE)
  • 2011 -- Erik Ydstie (ChemE)
  • 2010 -- Jelena Kovacevic (BME)
  • 2009 -- Marija D. Ilic (ECE, EPP)
  • 2008 -- Jose Moura (ECE)
  • 2007 -- Award not given this year
  • 2006 -- Cliff Davidson (CEE)
  • 2005 -- Daniel Stancil (ECE)
  • 2004 -- Larry Cartwright (CEE)
  • 2003 -- Award not given this year
  • 2002 -- Vijayakumar Bhagavatula (ECE)
  • 2001 -- Michael Domach (ChemE, BME)
  • 2000 -- J. Cagan (MechE)
  • 1999 -- E. Rubin (EPP)
  • 1998 -- J. Bielak (CEE) and J. Wickert (MechE)
  • 1997 -- P. Steif (MechE)
  • 1996 -- M. Jhon (ChemE)

 

Steven J. Fenves Award for Systems Research Winners

The Steven J. Fenves Award for Systems Research will be presented to one or more individuals within Carnegie Mellon every year who have made a significant contribution to systems research. The award will consist of a plaque and a gold medal or $1,500. This will be given individually to all awardees in the event that there is more than one award in any year. The award is to be presented annually (if appropriate), but no less than once every two years.

  • 2020 -- Mario Berges (CEE)
  • 2019 -- Paulina Jaramillo (EPP)
  • 2018 -- Jeremy Michalek (EPP, MechE)
  • 2017 -- H. Scott Matthews (CEE, EPP)
  • 2015-16 -- Not awarded
  • 2014 -- Anthony Rowe (ECE, CyLab) and Mitchell Small (CEE, EPP)
  • 2013 -- Greg Ganger (ECE)
  • 2012 -- Marija Ilic (ECE, EPP)
  • 2011 -- Nick Sahinidis (ChemE)
  • 2010 -- Gregory Lowry (CEE) and Ragunathan (Raj) Rajkumar (ECE)
  • 2009 -- Burcu Akinci (CEE)
  • 2008 -- James Antaki (BME)
  • 2007 -- Lee Weiss (ICES)
  • 2006 -- James Garrett (CEE)
  • 2005 -- Susan Finger (CEE) and Eswaran (Sub) Subrahmanian (ICES)
  • 2004 -- Larry Biegler (ChemE)
  • 2003 -- Asim Smailagic (Accelerator)
  • 2002 -- Sarosh Talukdar (ECE)
  • 2001 -- Chris Hendrickson (CEE), and Ulrich Flemming (School of Architecture)
  • 2000 -- Ignacio Grossmann (ChemE)
  • 1999 -- D. Siewiorek (ECE)
  • 1998 -- A. Westerberg (ChemE)

 

George Tallman Ladd Research Award Winners

The G.T. Ladd award is made to a faculty member within the College of Engineering in recognition of outstanding research and professional accomplishments and potential. The award is in the form of a memento and an honorarium. More than one award may be made in each year.

  • 2020 -- Noa Marom (MSE) and Kate Whitefoot (EPP, MechE)
  • 2019 -- Jana Kainerstorfer (BME) and Reeja Jayan (MechE)
  • 2018 -- Kathryn Whitehead (ChemE) and Venkat Viswanathan (MechE)
  • 2017 -- Itzhaq (Tzahi) Cohen-Karni (BME, MSE) and Koushil Sreenath (MechE)
  • 2015-16 -- Meagan Mauter (CEE, EPP)
  • 2014 -- Carmel Majidi (MechE)
  • 2013 -- Chris Bettinger (MSE, BME) and Gabriela Hug (ECE, EPP)
  • 2012 -- David Brumley (ECE) and Adam W. Feinberg (BME, MSE)
  • 2011 -- Onur Mutlu (ECE) and Shawn Litster (MechE)
  • 2010 -- Bruno Sinopoli (ECE) and Yongjie (Jessica) Zhang (MechE)
  • 2009 -- Jay F. Whitacre (MSE, EPP)
  • 2008 -- Mohammad Islam (MSE, ChemE) and David Ricketts (ECE)
  • 2007 -- Jeremy Michalek (MechE) and Kenneth Mai (ECE)
  • 2006 -- Shelly Anna (MechE) and Xiadong (Dawn) Song (ECE)
  • 2005 -- Philip LeDuc (MechE)
  • 2004 -- Diana Marculescu (ECE)
  • 2003 -- Burcu Akinci (CEE)
  • 2002 -- Radu Marculescu (ECE)
  • 2001 -- Jeanne VanBriesen (CEE)
  • 2000 -- D. Sholl (ChemE) and A. Robinson (EPP, MechE)
  • 1999 -- H. Choset (MechE) and P. Koopman (ECE)
  • 1998 -- K. Shimada (MechE)
  • 1997 -- Not awarded
  • 1996 -- G. Fedder (ECE), M. DeGraef (MSE) and W. Messner (MechE)
  • 1995 -- S. Pandis and R. Tilton (ChemE)
  • 1994 -- T. Pollock (MSE)
  • 1993 -- J. Sinclair (ChemE) and J. Wickert (MechE)
  • 1992 -- R. Bianchini (ECE) and T. Kurfess (MechE, EPP)
  • 1991 -- C. Amon (MechE) and D. Dzombak (CEE)
  • 1990 -- S. Saigal (CEE) and R. Sturgess (MechE)
  • 1989 -- P. Khosla (ECE)
  • 1988 -- E. Schlesinger (ECE)
  • 1987 -- R. Rutenbar (ECE)
  • 1986 -- B. Krough (ECE) and P. Steif (MechE)
  • 1985 -- A. Strojwas (ECE) and G. McRae (ChemE)
  • 1984 -- W. Johnson (Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science)
  • 1983 -- H. Henein (Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science)
  • 1982 -- F. Prinz (MechE and Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science)
  • 1981 -- M. Jhon (ChemE)
  • 1980 -- P. Wright (MechE), C. Davidson (CEE) and E. Suuberg (ChemE)
  • 1979 -- J. Hoburg (ECE)

 

David P. Casasent Outstanding Research Award Winners

The Outstanding Research Award is made to a faculty member within the College of Engineering in recognition of an exceptional research contribution that has enhanced the reputation of the college in a global or national context. This award is for a research accomplishment that has occurred during the candidates' time in the college and has received significant praise from experts in the field. This award is designed to recognize a singular research accomplishment and is not meant to recognize an accumulated record of accomplishments. The award consists of a certificate and an honorarium. The award will be given annually (if appropriate).

  • 2020 -- Jessica Zhang (MechE)
  • 2019 -- Carmel Majidi (MechE)
  • 2018 -- Anupam Datta (ECE)
  • 2017 -- Jay Whitacre (EPP, MSE)
  • 2015-16 -- Jonathan Malen (MechE)
  • 2014 -- Award not given this year
  • 2013 -- Radu Marculescu (ECE)
  • 2012 -- Kenji Shimada (MechE)
  • 2011 -- Lorenz T. Biegler (ChemE)
  • 2010 -- Jian-Gang (Jimmy) Zhu (ECE)
  • 2009 -- Neil M. Donahue (ChemE, EPP) and Allen L. Robinson (MechE, EPP)
  • 2008 -- Vijayakumar Bhagavatula and Marios Savvides (ECE)
  • 2007 -- Jonathan Cagan (MechE)
  • 2006 -- Jose Moura and Markus Pueschel (ECE)
  • 2005 -- Stanley Charap (ECE)
  • 2004 -- Jacobo Bielak (CEE), Omar Ghattas (CEE) and David O'Hallaron (ECE), and Research Engineer Volkan Akcelik
  • 2003 -- David Laughlin (MSE) and David Lambeth (ECE)
  • 2002 -- Andrzej Strojwas (ECE) and Wojciech Maly (ECE)
  • 2001 -- Jerry Griffin (MechE)

 

Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award Winners

The B.R. Teare Teaching Award is made to a faculty member within the College of Engineering in recognition of excellence in engineering education. The award consists of a memento and an honorarium. More than one award may be made in any year.

  • 2020 -- Robert Tilton (BME, ChemE)
  • 2019 -- Jonathan Malen (MechE)
  • 2018 -- Phil Campbell (Accelerator, BME)
  • 2017 -- David O'Hallaron (ECE) and Deanna Matthews (EPP)
  • 2015-16 -- Conrad Zapanta (BME)
  • 2014 -- Donald Thomas (ECE)
  • 2013 -- Alan McGaughey (MechE)
  • 2012 -- Fred Higgs (MechE) and Larry Pileggi (ECE)
  • 2011 -- James F. Hoburg (ECE)
  • 2010 -- Philip LeDuc (MechE) and Adrian Perrig (ECE)
  • 2009 -- Jack L. Beuth, Jr. (MechE) and Priya Narasimhan (ECE)
  • 2008 -- William Messner (MechE)
  • 2007 -- Sridhar Seetharaman (MSE)
  • 2006 -- Irving Oppenheim (CEE)
  • 2005 -- Tsuhan Chen (ECE)
  • 2004 -- Susan Finger (CEE)
  • 2003 -- Paul Steif (MechE)
  • 2002 -- Jonathan Cagan (MechE)
  • 2001 -- Ed Schlesinger (ECE)
  • 2000 -- Jonathan Wickert (MechE)
  • 1999 -- David Laughlin (MSE)
  • 1998 -- Cristina Amon (MechE) and Spyros Pandis (ChemE)
  • 1997 -- Jerry Griffin (MechE)
  • 1996 -- Sunil Saigal (CEE)
  • 1995 -- Alan Cramb (MSE)
  • 1994 -- Sue McNeil (CEE, EPP)
  • 1993 -- Larry Cartwright (CEE)
  • 1992 -- Cliff Davidson (CEE, EPP)
  • 1991 -- Marvin Sirbu
  • 1990 -- Rob Rutenbar (ECE)
  • 1989 -- S. Fenves (CEE)
  • 1988 -- W. Maly (ECE)
  • 1987 -- C. Hendrickson (CEE)
  • 1986 -- E. Ko (ChemE)
  • 1985 -- T. Au (CEE)
  • 1984 -- M. Jhon (ChemE)
  • 1983 -- F. Prinz (MechE)
  • 1982 -- P. Christiano (CEE)
  • 1981 -- W. Whittaker (CEE)

 

Outstanding Mentoring Award Winners

The Outstanding Mentoring Award is given to a faculty member in recognition of excellence in mentoring of graduate students and/or junior faculty. The inaugural award was given in 2015.

  • 2020 -- Yoed Rabin (MechE)
  • 2019 -- Not awarded
  • 2018 -- Philip LeDuc (MechE)
  • 2017 -- Diana Marculescu (ECE)
  • 2015-16 -- Mitchell Small (CEE, EPP)

 

Outstanding Service Award

The Outstanding Service Award is made to a faculty member in the College of Engineering in recognition of excellence in service to the College of Engineering and/or its units.

  • 2020 -- Paul Steif (MechE)
  • 2019 -- Vijayakumar Bhagavatula (ECE, CMU-Africa)