Annual Research Awards


Research Awards

Each year, the College presents several awards to acknowledge notable research and collaborations, including categories for junior and senior faculty, new innovators, team research, and one award for the best published peer-reviewed article by a current or recently graduated Ph. D. student.

Below you will find previous award recipients and short accompanying bios, and historical award winners from past competitions. You can find the 2021 ceremony video, here. You can also view 2021 Poster Competition winners, here.

William E. Krauss Director’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Research 
Dr. William E. Krauss was a faculty member and became the first Associate Director of the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station, serving from 1948 to 1969. This award was established by the Krauss family to recognize excellence in research performed by a doctoral student. The award is given to a current or recently graduated Ph.D. student that has produced a peer reviewed publication of the highest quality in the past year.

CFAES Distinguished Junior Faculty Research Award
This award is for one faculty member at the rank of Instructor, Assistant, or Associate Professor who has made large contributions to their discipline. Impact is measured by the number of publications, students advised, research funding, presentations, patents, and other awards.

The CFAES Distinguished Senior Faculty Research Award goes to one faculty member at the rank of professor. The criteria for this award are like the Junior Faculty Research Award, with nominees being ranked by the quality and quantity of contributions to their field.

CFAES Innovator of the Year
This award is given to an individual or team that has created innovations that have had or will have a major impact on agricultural production, business, rural communities, technology, and the health and well-being of animals or human beings.

 

Past Award Winners

2021

Innovator of the Year - Renukaradhya Gourapura
Junior Researcher of the Year - Ajay Shah
Senior Researcher of the Year - Katrina Cornish
William E. Krauss Director's Award for Excellence in Graduate Research - Siddhartha Bora

2020

Innovator of the Year - Luis Rodrigues-Saona
Junior Researcher of the Year - S. Mažeika Patricio Sullivan
Senior Researcher of the Year - Monica Giusti
William E. Krauss Director's Award for Excellence in Graduate Research - Joonbum Lee

2019

Multidisciplinary Team Award - Robyn Wilson
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Jay Martin
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Elena Irwin
Junior Researcher of the Year - Mary Gardiner
Innovator of the Year - Katrina Cornish 
Senior Researcher of the Year - Chang-Won "Charles" Lee
William E. Krauss Director's Award for Excellence in Graduate Research - Emile Gluck Thaler

2018

Multidisciplinary Team Award - Erdal Ozkan (team) 
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Luis Canas
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Michael Reding
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Christopher Ranger
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Heping Zhu
Innovator of the Year - V.M. Balasubramaniam (Bala)
Junior Researcher of the Year - Leah McHale
Senior Researcher of the Year - David Mackey
William E. Krauss Director's Award for Excellence in Graduate Research - Tansol Park

2017

Innovator of the Year - Melvin Pascall
Junior Researcher of the Year - Jiyoung Lee 
Senior Researcher of the Year - Ahmed Yousef
William E. Krauss Director's Award for Excellence in Graduate Research - Lin Jin

2016

Innovator of the Year - Daral Jackwood 
Innovator of the Year - Linda Michel
Junior Researcher of the Year - Pierce Paul
Senior Researcher of the Year - Dan Herms
William E. Krauss Director's Award for Excellence in Graduate Research - Travis Calkins
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Anne Dorrance
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Andy Michel
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Leah McHale
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Rouf Mian
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Feng Qu
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Laura Lindsey
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Terry Niblack
Multidisciplinary Team Award - John Finer
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Christopher Taylor

2015

Innovator of the Year - Hua Wang
Junior Researcher of the Year - Andy Michel
Senior Researcher of the Year - Steve Schwartz
William E. Krauss Director's Award for Excellence in Graduate Research - Megan Meuti

2014

Innovator of the Year - Ahmed Yousef
Junior Researcher of the Year - Luis Rodriguez-Saona
Senior Researcher of the Year - Sandy Velleman 
William E. Krauss Director's Award for Excellence in Graduate Research - Timothy Hackman

2013

Innovator of the Year - Andy Ward 
Junior Researcher of the Year - Guo-Lian Wang
Senior Researcher of the Year - Yebo Li
William E. Krauss Director's Award for Excellence in Graduate Research - Nicholos Teets
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Jeff LeJeune
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Gireesh Rajashakara
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Linda Saif
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Lydio Mederiros
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Rob Scharff
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Sally Miller 
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Brian McSpadden Gardner
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Feng Qu 
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Doug Doohan 
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Richard Morre
Multidisciplinary Team Award - Robyn Wilson

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