Faculty/Staff Honors and Awards

MSE Faculty and Staff members provide superior assistance in all that they do at ISU and have been recognized for their teaching, research, and service by the MSE Department, the College of Engineering, and the University.

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Akinc Excellence Awards

Excellence in Teaching

In recognition of outstanding teaching performance in the classroom. Evidence of outstanding teaching performance may be shown by such things as the development of innovative teaching techniques or methodology, courses taught, laboratory manuals written or laboratory exercises developed, teaching proposals funded or submitted, textbooks written, or effective application of Information Technology in the classroom.

  • 2012 – Richard LeSar
  • 2011 – Nicola Bowler
  • 2010 – Steve Martin
  • 2009 – Ralph Napolitano
  • 2008 – Michael Kessler
  • 2007 – Zhiqun Lin
  • 2006 – Alan Constant
  • 2005 – Larry Genalo
  • 2004 – Kristen Constant
  • 2003 – Scott Chumbley
  • 2002 – Alan Russell
  • 2001 – David Cann

Excellence in Research

In recognition of outstanding achievement in research or scholarship. This is award is intended to particularly recognize such things as research that has led to industrial applications, research that initiated study of new topics that were subsequently pursued by investigators at other institutions, research that has directly improved classroom teaching or has brought particular recognition to the department.

  • 2012 – Nicola Bowler
  • 2011 – Michael Kessler
  • 2010 – Rohit Trivedi
  • 2009 – Krishna Rajan
  • 2008 – Iver Anderson
  • 2007 – Xiaoli Tan
  • 2006 – Karl Gschneidner
  • 2005 – Steve Martin
  • 2004 – Ralph Napolitano
  • 2003 – Vitalij Pecharsky
  • 2002 – Brian Gleeson
  • 2001 – Vladimir Tsukruk

Excellence in Service

In recognition of superior service to the department. This award is intended to recognize those activities and commitments not directly related to teaching and research that normally go without recognition. This may include such activities as advising, recruiting, alumni and industrial interactions, and committee leadership and service. The award is intended to recognize what could be called excellent department citizenship.

  • 2012 – Hogan Martin
  • 2011 – Melissa Skinner
  • 2010 – Andrea Klocke
  • 2009 – Larry Genalo
  • 2008 – Martha Selby
  • 2007 – Krista Briley
  • 2006 – Carmen Garcia
  • 2005 – Lynne Weldon
  • 2004 – Mufit Akinc
  • 2003 – Steve Martin
  • 2002 – Krista Briley
  • 2001 – Carmen Garcia
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Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

  • 2012 – Dan Shechtman
  • 2009 – Steve Martin
  • 2006 – Vitalij Pecharsky
  • 2003 – David Jiles
  • 1991 – Rohit Trivedi

Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences (with appointment in MSE)

  • 2002 – Patricia Thiel
  • 1979 – Karl Gschneidner

Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Awards

  • 1989 – Karl Gschneidner

Career Achievement in Teaching Award

  • 1995 – Larry Genalo

D.R. Boylan Eminent Faculty Award for Research

  • 2009 – Vitalij Pecharsky
  • 1997 – Karl Gschneidner

Early Achievement in Teaching

  • 1997 – Kristen Constant

International Service Award

  • 2009 – Mufit Akinc

ISU Award for Achievement in Intellectual Property

  • 2010 – Iver Anderson

ISU Award for Early Achievement in Teaching

  • 1997 – Kristen Constant

ISU Award for Early Achievement in Research

This award recognizes a faculty member who, unusually early in his or her professional career, has demonstrated exemplary research performance or scholarship accomplishments as documented by peers and experts in the field.

  • 2011 – Michael Kessler
  • 2008 – Xiaoli Tan

ISU Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research

  • 2000 – David Jiles
  • 1998 – Patricia Thiel

ISU Foundation Early Achievement in Research Award

  • 1991 – Steve Martin

James Huntington Ellis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Introductory Teaching

  • 2006 – Alan Russell

Regents Faculty Excellence Awards

  • 1996 – Larry Genalo

Superior Engineering Advisor Award

  • 2008 – Martha Selby
  • 2000 – Kristen Constant

Superior Engineering Teacher Award

  • 2009 – Scott Chumbley

University Honors Program Teaching Award

  • 1998 – Larry Genalo

University Professor

  • 2009 – Larry Genalo

Young Engineering Faculty Research Award

  • 2007 – Xiaoli Tan
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Acta Materialia Gold Medal (International)

  • 2008 – Karl Gschneidner

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow

  • 2011 – Karl Gschneidner
  • 2010 – Mufit Akinc

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Fellow

  • 2012 – Larry Genalo

ASM (The Materials Information Society) Fellow

  • 2011 – Scott Chumbley

Fulbright Scholar (U.S. abroad)

  • 2008 – Mufit Akinc (Turkey)

Materials Research Society (MRS) Fellow

  • 2011 – Karl Gschneidner

National Academy of Engineering

  • 2007 – Karl Gschneidner
  • 2000 – Dan Shechtman

Nobel Prize

  • 2011 – Dan Shechtman

NSF CAREER Award

  • 2010 – Mike Kessler
  • 2004 – Xiaoli Tan
  • 2000 – Ersan Ustundag