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School of Engineering third quarter 2019 awards

Faculty members recognized for excellence via a diverse array of honors, grants, and prizes over the last quarter.


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Members of the MIT engineering faculty receive many awards in recognition of their scholarship, service, and overall excellence. Every quarter, the School of Engineering publicly recognizes their achievements by highlighting the honors, prizes, and medals won by faculty working in our academic departments, labs, and centers.

Richard Braatz, of the Department of Chemical Engineering, won the AIChE 2019 Separations Division Innovation Award on Oct. 1.

Michael Carbin, of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, won the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Learning Representations on May 8. He also won the Distinguished Paper Award at the International Conference on Functional Programming on Aug. 20.

Vincent W. S. Chan, of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was elected 2020-21 president of the IEEE Communication Society on Sept. 5.

Victor Chernozhukov, of the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, was named a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics on May 15.

Michael Cima, of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, won the W. David Kingery Award from the American Ceramic Society on Oct. 16.

James Collins, of the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, won the 2020 Max Delbrück Prize in Biological Physics from the American Physical Society on Sept. 26.

Areg Danagoulian, of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, won the 2019 Radiation Science and Technology Award from the American Nuclear Society on Nov. 17.

Peter Dedon and Eric Alm, of the Department of Biological Engineering, won the NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award on Oct. 1.

Esther Duflo, of the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, won the Nobel Prize for economics on Oct. 14.

Ruonan Han, of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was named the 2020-22 Distinguished Lecturer by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Technique Society on Sept. 11.

James M. LeBeau, of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, won the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers on July 2.

Nancy Lynch, of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was given a doctor honoris causa (honorary doctorate) from the Sorbonne University on Sept. 11.

Karthish Manthiram, of the Department of Chemical Engineering, won the 2019 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award on Nov. 15.

Devavrat Shah, of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, won the ACM Sigmetrics Test of Time Paper Award on July 22.

Suvrit Sra, of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, won the NSF CAREER Award on July 24.

Anne White, of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, was named a fellow of the American Physical Society on Nov. 17.

Cathy Wu, of the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, won the Best PhD Dissertation Award first prize from the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society on Nov. 12.


Topics: School of Engineering, Chemical engineering, Electrical engineering and computer science (EECS), Materials Science and Engineering, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Nuclear science and engineering, Biological engineering, Awards, honors and fellowships, Faculty

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