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Annual Research Awards

Research Awards

Nominations for the 2023-2024 CFAES Office for Research and Graduate Education Faculty Research Awards and the William E. Krauss Award for Award for Outstanding Publication by a Graduate Student have closed.
Please check back in late summer 2024 for information regarding nominations for the 2024-2025 awards.

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Each year, the College presents several awards to acknowledge notable research and collaborations including categories for junior and senior faculty, new innovators, international research & engagement, graduate student mentoring, and one award for outstanding publication by a Graduate Student.

If you missed the previous awards ceremony you can visit the 2022-2023 CFAES Award Recipients page to view the winners and their bios, as well as the research poster competition winners.

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Past Award Winners

2024

Distinguished Graduate Student Mentor Award - Gireesh Rajashekara
Distinguished Junior Researcher of the Year - Christopher Simons
Distinguished Research Technical Staff Award - Nuris Acosta
Distinguished Senior Researcher of the Year - Mary Gardiner
William E. Krauss Award for Excellence in Graduate Research - Maria Arguello-Blanco

2023

Distinguished Graduate Student Mentor Award - Michelle Jones
Distinguished Interdisciplinary Team: Ajay Shah, Alfred Soboyejo, Fred Michel, Jonathan Fresnedo Ramirez, Josh Blakselee, Judit Puskas, Katrina Cornish, Osler Ortez
Distinguished International Research and Engagement Award - Osvaldo Campanella
Distinguished Junior Researcher of the Year - Joy Rumble
Distinguished Senior Researcher of the Year - Jeffrey Firkins
Innovator of the Year - Jiyoung Lee William E.
Krauss Award for Excellence in Graduate Research - Souyma Ghosh  

2022

Distinguished Graduate Student Mentor Award - Monica Giusti
Distinguished International Research and Engagement Award - Clay Sneller
Distinguished Junior Researcher of the Year - Laura Lindsey
Distinguished Senior Researcher of the Year - Gireesh Rajashekara
Innovator of the Year - Rafael-Jimenez-Flores
William E. Krauss Award for Excellence in Graduate Research - Yusheng Guo

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

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