Honors and Awards

January 2024

Alumnus Dr. Keith Wilson (M.S. electrical engineering) named the 2024 recipient of the Acoustical Society of America’s (ASA) Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal in Computational Acoustics, Physical Acoustics and Engineering Acoustics.

Professor Roberta Humphreys (physics and astronomy) received the 2024 Herschel Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society for her work in observational astrophysics.

Professor Jian-Ping Wang (electrical and computer engineering) was honored with the 2024 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Magnetics Society Achievement Award for his pioneering work in magnetics. 

Professor Suo Yang (mechanical engineering) received the 2024 Young Investigator Program award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Professor Aaron Massari and Assistant Professor Courtney Roberts (chemistry) were named 3M Alumni Professors. 

Professor Satish Kumar (chemical engineering and materials science) was named to the U.S. National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. 

Student Brian Balquist (civil, environmental, and geo- engineering) won the University of Minnesota’s Biz Pitch Contest for his proposal in a company that would apply existing wastewater surveillance technology to new areas. 

Professors Brenda Ogle (biomedical engineering) and Sang-Hyun Oh (electrical and computer engineering) received research grants from the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics. 

Professor Sayan Biswas (mechanical engineering) won the Council of University Transportation Centers Cambridge Systematics New Faculty Award for his contributions to teaching and research in the transportation field for tenure-track faculty.