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Major Awards and Honors Earned by Current Faculty

List of Honors by Individual Faculty Members

Dr. Erin Baker

  • Armstrong Professional Development Professorship, 2017
  • College of Engineering 2016 Outstanding Senior Faculty Award
  • Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institute Participant 2015-2016
  • 2014 Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award
  • The 2009 Campbell Watkins Energy Journal Best Paper Award
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2008
  • IEOR Advisor of the Year, 2005, 2006
  • Runner-Up, Decision Analysis Society Student Award, INFORMS 2003
  • Food Research Institute Fellowship, Stanford, 1995-1998
  • Second Year Honors awarded to the most outstanding second-year mathematics student at U.C. Berkeley, 1984

Dr. Hari Balasubramanian

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2013-2018
  • IE Professor of the Year Award (student elected), 2012, 2013, and 2014
  • Program Chair, INFORMS Healthcare Conference, June 2013
  • General Chair, INFORMS Northeastern Regional Conference, Amherst, MA, May
    2011
  • Finalist, Doing Good with Operations Research Competition, Institute of Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), 2010, for the paper, “Optimization of Prostate Biopsy Referral Decisions”
  • Finalist, Pierskalla Award for Healthcare Operations Management, Institute of Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), 2010, for the paper, “Optimization of Prostate Biopsy Referral Decisions”
  • Area Editor, IIE Transactions

Dr. Yossi Chait

  • 2013, Lady Davis Fellow, the Technion, Haifa, Israel.
  • 2008, Lady Davis Fellow, the Technion, Haifa, Israel.
  • 2006, US patent #7,085,236, Active queue management for differentiated services.
  • 2004, Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  • 2002, Lady Davis Fellow, the Technion, Haifa, Israel.
  • 2002, Academic Guest, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2000, Honorary Member, Pi Tau Sigma.
  • 2000, Outstanding Advisor Service Award, College of Engineering and Joint Student Engineering Societies
  • 1996, Dutch Systems Network Professorship, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.
  • 1996, Visiting Professor, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Dr. Wen Chun

  • Acta Student Award, The Acta Journals, 2016
  • Second Place Poster Award, 11th International Bulk Metallic Glasses Conference, 2016
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Oversea Students, 2016
  • Pierre W. Hoge Fellowship, Yale University, 2011 - 2015
  • Yale Graduate Conference Travel Grant Award, 2015
  • "ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles", Scripta Materialia, 107 (2015): 1-4 , 2015
  • "Outstanding Reviewer" awarded by Materials Science and Engineering: A, 2015
  • "Outstanding Reviewer" awarded by Materials Science and Engineering: B, 2014
  • "ScienceDirect Top25 Hottest Articles", Acta Materialia, 62 (2014): 49-57 , 2013
  • Hong Kong Government M.Phil. Fellowship, 2009-2011
  • First-class Scholarship, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, 2006-2008

Dr. Kourosh Danai

  • Fellow of ASME, 2003
  • Recipient of NASA Technical Innovation Award for the technical report  "Detecting Faults in Helicopter Gearboxes by the MVIM Method,'' Aug. 1996.
  • Recipient of NASA Technical Innovation Award for the technical report "Diagnosing Helicopter Gearboxes Using Connectionist Networks,'' Jan. 1997.
  • Recipient of NASA Technical Innovation Award for the technical report     ``Model-Based Placement of Gearbox-Monitoring Accelerometers,'' Jan. 1997.
  • Professor of the year, Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Massachusetts, 1987/88
  • Professor of the year, Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Massachusetts, 1992/93
  • Professor of the year, Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Massachusetts, 2006/07
  • General Electric Outstanding Teaching Award, Univ. of Massachusetts, 1990/91

Dr. Donald L. Fisher

  • Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA, Faculty Fellow, June 2013 –
  • Liberty Mutual Best Paper Award, Ergonomics 2009, Juried by Editors of Ergonomics  (Pradhan A K, Pollatsek A, Knodler M and Fisher D L, Can younger drivers be trained to scan for information that will reduce their risk in roadway traffic scenarios that are hard to identify as hazardous? Ergonomics, 52, 657 – 673).
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation Board Award for Outstanding Achievement, 2008.
  • Outstanding Advisor of the Year, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2007 – 2008
  • Outstanding Senior Faculty Award, College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 2000
  • Minority Engineering Program Recognition Award, Minority Engineering Program, College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 1997
  • Outstanding Advisor Service Award, College of Engineering and Joint Student Engineering Societies, University of Massachusetts, 1996
  • Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 1986
  • Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award, American Society for Engineering Education, 1985

Dr. Chaitra Gopalappa

  • Invited talk, National Academy of Sciences’ Kavli Frontiers of Science fellow, 2016
  • Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award, Institute of Industrial Engineers, 3rd Place, 2011
  • Finalist presentation, Pierskalla Best Paper Award, Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), 2010
  • Graduate Student Challenge Grant, University of South Florida, 2009
  • Summer researcher, Cancer Care Engineering project, Purdue University, Funded by Regenstrief Foundation, Purdue University, 2008

 

Dr. Ian R. Grosse

  • 2003 ASME Computers and Information in Engineering Conference Best Paper award
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts, February 1993
  • 1990 ASME International Computers in Engineering Conference Best Paper Award

Dr. Robert W. Hyers

  • Brimacombe Medal, TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society), 2012
  • NASA Faculty Fellowship, 2012
  • Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) International, 2008
  • Professor of the Year, Mechanical Engineering, 2006 and 2005, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  • Advisor of the Year, Mechanical Engineering, 2007 and 2004, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  • Young Leader Intern, Extraction and Processing Division, 2005, TMS
  • Editors’ Choice for Physics by Science (May 30, 2003, pp.1345-6) for our paper (Phys. Rev. Let. 90, 195504, May 2003).
  • NASA Special Service Award, 2000 and 2001

Dr. Juan Jiménez

  • 2016 BMES Innovation and Career Development Award
  • 2013 Poster Presentation Prize - 42nd Annual Philadelphia Workshop on Hemostasis, Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis
  • 2011 - 2016 Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award - NIH
  • 2007-2010 Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award – NIH

Dr. Sundar Krishnamurty

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Mechanisms & Robotics
  • Editorial Board Member, The Scientific World Journal, Mechanical Engineering Section
  • Certificates of Appreciation, Massachusetts Association of Occupational Therapists, 2007, 2008
  • First Prize, “UMass-Therapeutic Systems,” Technology Innovation Competition, UMass-Amherst, Faculty Advisor of student Brian Mullen, 2007
  • Finalist, Olympus Innovation Award, National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, 2006
  • Certificates of Appreciation, Massachusetts Association of Occupational Therapists
  • Leadership Award, MIE Industrial Advisory Board
  • In the News: Portable Seatbelt & Deep pressure Vest, CNN, Boston Globe, USA Today, National Public Radio, and several Regional, National, and International News Outlets

Dr. Matthew Lackner

  • Best Paper Finalist, 30th ASME Wind Energy Symposium, Nashville, TN, 2012.
  • Best Wind Energy Paper, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 2009.
     

Dr. Jonghyun Lee

  •  Young Leader Professional Development Award, TMS, 2013
  •  Visualizing Research Award, Tufts University, 2012
  •  Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium Award, MIT, 2006

Dr. James F. Manwell

  • The University of Massachusetts Distinguished Research Outreach Award in 2007
  • American Wind Energy Association Academic Achievement Award in 1994 and 2006
  • Western Reserve Academy’s Edward W. Morley Science Medal in 2005
  • U. S. Department of Energy Wind Energy Regional Advocacy Award in 2004
  • U. S. Department of Energy Wind/Diesel Systems Pioneer Award, 2002

Dr. Jenna Marquard

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst Public Engagement Project Fellowship, 2018
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering Early Career Award, 2016
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Engineering Barbara H. and Joseph I. Goldstein Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 2012
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst Team-Based Learning Fellowship, 2012-2013
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2012
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Engineering Barbara H. and Joseph I. Goldstein Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 2012
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst Team-Based Learning Fellowship, 2012-2013
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst Lilly Teaching Fellowship, 2011-2012
  • Industrial Engineering Professor of the Year, 2010, 2011
  • Industrial Engineering Advisor of the Year, 2011, 2012
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2003-2006
  • Best Poster Award, Tromso Telemedicine and eHealth Conference, 2004
  • Presidential Scholar, University of Iowa, 1999
  • Engineering Excellence Scholar, University of Iowa College of Engineering, 1999
     

Dr. Ana Muriel

  • 2017 IISE Best Track Paper, IISE Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 2015 Leadership Award Finalist, Pratt & Whitney, E. Hartford, CT.
  • 2015 Diversity Ally, College of Engineering, UMass Amherst
  • 2009 INFORMS Moving Spirit Award.
  • Premio Nacional de I+D en Logística Integral (National R&D Award in Logistics), 1er Congreso de Logística y Gestión de la Cadena de Suministro, Zaragoza, Spain, Sept.’07.
  • Best Paper Award in the Closed Loop Supply Chain Track, POMS-Dallas, May 2007.
  • “2007, 2010, 2013, and 2015 IE Advisor of the Year,” UMass Amherst.
  • 2006-2007 Community Service Learning Fellow, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • “2004 Meritorious Service Award,” Operations Research, An INFORMS Journal.
  • Oberwolfach NSF Fellow, 2004.
  • Ramón y Cajal Award, from the Ministry of Science and Technology in Spain, 2004.
  • Nominated for 2003 and 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award, U. of Massachusetts.
  • “2003 and 2009 IE Professor of the Year,” University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2002.
  • “2001 Meritorious Service Award,” Operations Research, An INFORMS Journal.

Dr. Blair Perot

  • J.M. Burgers Visiting Professor, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, 2003-2004
  • Lilly Fellowship, Center for Teaching, 2002-2003.
  • Joseph Goldstein Award for Outstanding Junior Faculty, University of Massachusetts, 2002.
  • College Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Massachusetts, 2002.
  • College Outstanding Advisor Award, University of Massachusetts, 2000.

Dr. Ashwin Ramasubramaniam

  • Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Early Career Research Program Award, 2013
  • William N. Findley Award for the best paper on the “Mechanical Behavior of Materials,” Brown University, 2005
  • Materials Research Society Graduate Student Silver Award, 2004
  • University Fellowship, Brown University, 1999

Dr. James R. Rinderle

  • College of Engineering, Outstanding Teaching Award, 2012
  • MIE Department, Advisor of the Year Award, 2012
  • MIE Department Teaching Award, 2011
  • MIE Department Teaching Award, 2009
  • MIE Department Teaching Award, 1997
  • National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1985
  • Pi Tau Sigma, Mechanical Engineering Honorary Society, 1985
  • Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society, 1985

Dr. Jonathan Rothstein

  • Received Professor of the Year Award from the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts, 2012
  • Received Professor of the Year Award from the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts, 2011
  • Arthur B. Metzner Early Career Award from the Society of Rheology in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the field of rheology, 2009
  • Barbara H. and Joseph I. Goldstein Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from the University of Massachusetts College of Engineering, 2007
  • Received Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award, 2006
  • Received National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2006
  • Received the Advisor of the Year Award from the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts, 2006
  • Received the Professor of the Year Award from the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts, 2004
  • With Erik Miller, received the Young Scientists Award within the RheofuturesTM Initiative 2004 for “outstanding and innovative contribution in the area of material characterization.”, 2004
  • Received 3M Nontenured Faculty Award 2003 With Joshua Lampe received a University of Massachusetts Engineering Alumni Association scholarship for excellence in undergraduate student-faculty research projects, 2003
  • Received the Frenkiel Award from the American Physics Society Division of Fluid Dynamics in recognition of significant contributions to fluid mechanics published in Physics of Fluids, 2002

Dr. David P. Schmidt

  • Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, Society of Automotive Engineering, 2009
  • Awarded Fellowship by the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Bologna, 2006
  • Best Paper in Conference, ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division, 2003
  • College of Engineering Commencement Speaker, 2003
  • Student-selected Mechanical Engineering Professor of the Year, 2003
  • Student-selected Mechanical Engineering Advisor of the Year, 2003
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 2002

Dr. J. MacGregor Smith

  • IE Professor of the Year Award 2005,2006,2007
  • Best Paper Award, IIE Transactions on Manufacturing Systems (2004-2005) with Frederico Cruz
  • Best Paper Award, Computational Optimization and Applications (2008)  with  P.M. Hahn, B.-J. Kim, M. Guignard, and Y.-R. Zhu
  • Patent No.: US 7,710,878 B1 Method and System for Allocating Traffic Demands in a Ring Network
    Inventors: Peter Kubat and James MacGregor Smith   Date of Patent: May 4, 2010.

Dr. Yubing Sun

  • ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards, Honorable Mention, UMich, 2015
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, CSC, 2014
  • Robert M. Caddell Memorial Award for Research, UMich, 2014
  • Rackham Conference Travel Grant, UMich, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Rackham International Students Fellowship, UMich, 2011
  • Department Fellowship, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMich, 2010
  • Lixun Scholarship, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2009
  • Ya Yang Scholarship, USTC Alumni Foundation, 2008
  • Outstanding Student Scholarship (Grade1), USTC, 2007, 2008
  • National Lizhi Scholarship, Ministry of Education of the P. R. China, 2007
  • 813 Award, USTC Alumni Foundation, 2007

Dr. Frank Sup

  • 2009 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics Best Paper Award