Vedat Arpaci, professor of mechanical engineering, received the Max Jacob Award from the Heat Transfer Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in conjunction with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Robert Hanson, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering, was awarded honorary membership in the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.
Elijah Kannatey-Asibu, professor of mechanical engineering, was elected a fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
Phillip Savage, professor of chemical engineering, was given the Responsible Care National Catalyst Award by the American Chemistry Council.
John Shaw, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, has been selected as an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator.
Dawn Tilbury, associate professor of mechanical engineering, received the Donald P. Eckman Award from the American Automatic Control Council.
Seven College of Engineering faculty received National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Awards. They include Todd Austin, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science; Brent Gillespie, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; Katsuo Kurabayashi, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and of macromolecular science and engineering; Jonathan Luntz, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; Joanna Mirecki Millunchick, assistant professor of materials science and engineering; Steven Skerlos, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; and Michael Soloman, Dow Corning assistant professor, assistant professor of chemical engineering and of macromolecular science and engineering.
Paul R. Lichter, the F. Bruce Fralick Professor of Ophthalmology, and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, received a Life Achievement Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) at its 2001 annual meeting. The award recognizes Lichters extensive contributions to the AAOs leadership, and to its scientific and educational programs.
Guatam Ahuja, associate professor of business administration, has been appointed associate editor for the journal, Management Science. He also was invited to present his paper, When Atlas Shrugged: Pre-emption, Complexity and Division of Labor in a Theory of Appropriability, at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
Magdelene Lampert, professor of education, has received an award of $205,602 from the John S. and Cynthia Reed Foundation for a project titled Learning in Teaching to Improve Practice: Individual Challenges and Organizational Resources.