Faculty Awards


Professor Emeritus Ali S. Argon is the winner of the 2015 MSEA Journal Prize.

Associate Professors Tonio Buonassisi and Cullen Buie were two of 106 researchers who were recently recognized with the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

Professor Ahmed Ghoniem was selected to receive the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Propellants and Combustion Award.

Professor Emeritus John Heywood has been elected as an ASME Fellow.

Associate Professor Ken Kamrin received this year’s Journal of Applied Mechanics Award, as well as the 2016 Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Professor Seth Lloyd was recently appointed the Nam P. Suh Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Associate Professor Pedro Reis has been selected to receive the Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award from the American Mechanics Division of ASME.

Professor Emanuel Sachs was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Assistant Professor Themis Sapsis received the 2016 Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, as well as the 2015 Young Investigator Award from the Army Research Office.

Professor Jean-Jacques Slotine will receive the 2016 Rufus Oldenburger Medal.

Professor Yang Shao-Horn was recently appointed the W.M. Keck Professor of Energy.

Professor Kim Vandiver was selected for a 2016 CES Innovation Award.

Associate Professor Kripa Varanasi was selected as one of Boston Business Journal’s 40 under 40 for 2015.

Associate Professor Evelyn Wang has been elected as an ASME Fellow. She was also recently appointed the Gail E. Kendall Professor.

Associate Professors Evelyn Wang and Tonio Buonassisi were appointed Singapore Research Professors for 2016.

Assistant Professor Amos Winter received this year’s Harvard Business Review McKinsey Award for best article.

Associate Professor Maria Yang received this year’s Bose Award for excellence in teaching.

Associate Professor Xuanhe Zhao received the 2015 Extreme Mechanics Letters Young Investigator Award.

Faculty Promotions and Chairs

Kostya Turitsyn was promoted to Associate Professor.

Kenneth Kamrin was promoted to Associate Professor.

Associate Professor Sangbae Kim received tenure.

Thomas Peacock was promoted to Full Professor.

Alberto Rodriguez received the Walter Henry Gale Career Development (CD) Chair.

Betar Gallant received the Edgerton CD Chair.

Jeewhan Kim received the Class ‘47 CD Chair.

Ming Gao and Irmgard Bischoffberger each received a d’Arbeloff CD Chair.