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Annual Research Awards

Research Awards

Nominations for the 2022-2023 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 are now being accepted. 

Call for Nominations

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 ceremony you can visit the 2021-2022 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

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

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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