Faculty Milestones

Notable Achievements: Winter 2021

Yael Erel

YAEL EREL, lecturer in the School of Architecture, was recently awarded a Journal of Architectural Education Best Article Award by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

Yaron Danon

YARON DANON, professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Nuclear Society. Researchers earn the grade of fellow based on “outstanding accomplishment in any one of the areas of nuclear science and engineering.”

Farhan Gandhi

FARHAN GANDHI, the Rosalind and John J. Redfern Jr. ’33 Endowed Chair in Aerospace Engineering, was elected to the Class of 2020 Fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Juergen Hahn

JUERGEN HAHN, head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the highest grade of membership. Members are nominated to this position in recognition of significant experience in, and service to, the field of chemical engineering.

Liping Huang

LIPING HUANG, professor of materials science and engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Ceramic Society, an honor bestowed on members who have made “outstanding contributions to the ceramic arts or sciences.”

Pawel Keblinski

PAWEL KEBLINSKI, head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was elected a fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS). He receives this honor for his influential contributions to “the development of computational methods leading to fundamental understanding of thermal transport in materials on nanometer-length scales.”

Tong Zhang

TONG ZHANG, professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering, was elevated to IEEE fellow for his “contributions to system design and VLSI implementation for data storage.”

Deepak Vashishth

DEEPAK VASHISHTH, director of the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies and professor of biomedical engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Bone and Mineral Society. This honor is given to long-term members who have “made outstanding contributions to the field of bone and mineral science.”

Ravishankar Sundararaman

RAVISHANKAR SUNDARARAMAN, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, received the AIME Robert Lansing Hardy Award, which recognizes a young person in the fields of metallurgy and materials science for exceptional promise of a successful career.

Ge Wang

GE WANG, the Clark and Crossan Endowed Chair of Biomedical Engineering and director of the Biomedical Imaging Center, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The NAI fellow distinction is bestowed on those who have created or facilitated inventions that have improved quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.

Esther Wertz

ESTHER WERTZ, assistant professor of physics, applied physics, and astronomy, was awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award to investigate nanometer-scale metal structures that will control light at the quantum limit.

Langdon Winner

LANGDON WINNER, the Thomas Phelan Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences, was awarded the 2020 John Desmond Bernal Prize by 4S, the Society for Social Studies of Science. Named for John Desmond Bernal, a molecular biologist and activist intellectual who wrote extensively about science and society, the Bernal Prize is a career award for distinguished contributions to the field of social studies of science, technology, and medicine.