Brian Conrad, associate professor of mathematics, received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest award bestowed by the U.S. government on young scientists. The PECASE program recognizes scientists and engineers who show potential for leadership early in their careers. Conrads research is in the area of algebraic number theory.
James Allen, professor of physics, received the Frank Isakson Prize at the American Physical Society meeting in Indianapolis. The Isakson is awarded every two years to recognize and encourage contributions to the field of optical effects in solids. The Isakson Prize traditionally goes to researchers in infrared and optical spectroscopy. This is the first time it has been awarded for work employing the techniques used by Allen and his collaborators.
Chien-Fu Jeff Wu, H.C. Carver Collegiate Professor of Statistics, and professor of industrial and operations engineering, received the annual Taiwan Semiconductors Manufacturing Company (TSMC) Distinguished Lecture award from National Tsinghua University. As part of the award, Wu presented a lecture on Modern Statistics as applied to Manufacturing and Hi-Tech Industries.
Thomas N. Gladwin, professor of natural resources and environment and of business administration, was named to the board of directors of the Sustainable Energy Institute in Washington, D.C., and the Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum. He also was also appointed to the Environmental Policy Advisory Board of Island Press and the DuPont Antron Sustainability Advisory Council.
Gladwin was elected Chairperson of the Universitys Environmental Faculty Steering Committee and appointed Faculty Director of the U.S. Senior Executive Seminar of HRH The Prince of Wales Business and the Environment Programme run at Wingspread in collaboration with the Johnson Foundation. Gladwin gave the closing address to the World Resources Institute Sustainable Enterprise Summit and will present the Keynote Address at the Annual Meeting of the Western Academy of Management.