Awards and Honors

Student awards

Awards ceremony May 2009

GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS

American Society for Precision Engineering 2008 R.V. Jones Memorial Scholarship for Best Paper
Vijay Shilpiekandula

Clement F. Burnap Award for Outstanding Masters of Science in the Marine Field
Filippos Chasparis

Department Service Award for Outstanding Service to the ME Department
Barry M. Kudrowitz

Goodwin Medal for Most Outstanding Teaching Assistantship (conferred by the MIT Office of Graduate Education)
Barry M. Kudrowitz

Luis de Florez Award for Scholarly Invention/Innovation Award
Daniel S. Codd, Randy H. Ewoldt

Luis de Florez Award for Technology Invention/Innovation Award
Brian Chan, Amos G. Winter

MIT 50K Arab Business Plan Competition
Husain Al-Mohssen, Ghassan Fayad

Meredith Kamm Memorial Award for the Outstanding ME Woman Graduate Student
Kirki Kofiani, Chen-Rei Wan

National Inventors Hall of Fame Collegiate Inventors Award
Heejin Lee, Timothy Lu

SoE Graduate Student Extraordinary Teaching and Mentoring Award
Gunaranjan Chaudhry

Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Master’s Thesis
Yi (Ellen) Chen, Irene M. Berry

Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award for Academic Excellence and Outstanding PhD Thesis
Keith V. Durand

Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award (for outstanding TAs in Course 2.002)
Shawn A. Chester, David L. Henann

Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award (for outstanding TAs in Course 2.003)
Brendan J. Englot, Brendan P. Epps

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS

AMP Inc. Award for Outstanding Performance in Course 2.002
Maria R. Bageant, John G. Boghossian, Vazrik Chiloyan, Teerawu Wannaphahoon

Alfred A.H. Keil Ocean Engineering Development Fund Award for Excellence in Broad-Based Research in Ocean Engineering
Stephanie J. Chin, Charles D. Field

BJ and Chunghi Park Award for Outstanding Performance in Manufacturing
Mary Beth DiGenova, Ethan A. Huwe

Carl G. Sontheimer Prize for Creativity and Innovation in Design
Justin Y. Lai, Zachary A. Trimble

International Design Competition
Edward M. Grinnell, Pablo J. Bello, Elvine P. Pineda, Arielle G. Fischer (top four individual winners of 2.007 Spring 2009)

James Dyson People’s Choice Design Award
Andrew Bishara, Adelaide Calbry-Muzyka, Kwame Hall, Josh Karges, Michelle Lustrino, Nicole O’Keeffe, Sam Phillips, Sarah Shieh, Xiao Wei Chen, Isa Castro, Wenxian Hong, Jennifer Moore, Karina Pikhart, Rachel Tatem, Jodie Wu (2.009 6DOT team)

John C. and Elizabeth J. Chato Award for Excellence in Bioengineering
Julia C. Zimmerman

Lauren Tsai Memorial Award for Academic Excellence by a Graduating Senior
Julia C. Zimmerman

Luis de Florez Award for Invention/Innovation (team project)
Adelaide S. Calbry-Muzyka, Joshua M. Karges, Karina N. Pikhart, Maria N. Prus, Trevor J. Shannon, Rachel E. Tatem, Tylor J. Hess

Luis de Florez Award for Invention/Innovation (individual projects)
Adrienne Watral, Mario A. Bollini, Blake A. Sessions

Peter Griffith Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis
Adam T. Paxson

Society of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Award for Outstanding Undergraduate in the Marine Field
Stephanie J. Chin, Charles D. Field

Wallace Prize for Scholarship in Ocean Engineering
Jenna McKown

Whitelaw Prize (for originality in 2.007 design and contest)
John M. Walton, Charles Z. Guan, Blake A. Sessions, David S. Anderson, Benjamin J. Peters

Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award (for academic excellence and outstanding senior thesis)
Michael L. Stern, Fiona R. Hughes

Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award (for academic excellence)
Fiona R. Hughes, Adam Paxson, Nathaniel Sharpe, Julia C. Zimmerman

SELECT HONORS 2009

Gates Cambridge Trust Scholarship
Orian Welling

Marshall Scholarship
Nathaniel Sharpe

Harry S. Truman Scholarship
Natasha Scolnik

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowships
Matthew Gilbertson
William Hesse

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships
Michael Barry
Madalyn Berns
Batya Fellman
Maria Luckyanova
Raathai Molian

Faculty awards

Rohan Abeyaratne
Abeyaratne has accepted a three-year appointment in Singapore to serve as codirector of the MIT Singapore SMART program. He recently completed a distinguished seven-year term as Department Head.

Lallit Anand
Anand was named the Warren and Towneley Rohsenow Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

John G. Brisson
Brisson received the Best Paper Award from the Journal of Cryogenics.

Cullen R. Buie
Buie received the Best Student Paper award from ASME.

Tonio Buonassisi
Buonassisi was named the SMA Career Development Assistant Professor in Manufacturing.

Gang Chen
Chen was named the Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering. He was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He also received the ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award.

Stephen H. Crandall
Crandall received the ASME Applied Mechanics Division Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award.

C. Forbes Dewey, Jr.
Dewey was named a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering of the United Kingdom.

Daniel D. Frey
Frey received the Joel Spira Teaching Award and the Big Screw Award.

Ahmed F. Ghoniem
Ghoniem received the KAUST Investigator Award.

Leon R. Glicksman
Glicksman received the ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award. He also received the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Distinguished Service Award.

Alan J. Grodzinsky
Grodzinsky received the Institute for Advanced Studies Award from University of Western Australia.

David E. Hardt
Hardt was appointed as the Graduate Officer for the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering.

John B. Heywood
Heywood received the SAE Barry D. McNutt Award for Excellence in Automotive Policy Analysis.

Neville J. Hogan
Hogan was named the Sun Jae Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He also was the ASME Rufus Oldenburger Medalist and received the ASME Henry Paynter Outstanding Investigator Award.

Anette (Peko) Hosoi
Hosoi was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure. She also was selected to deliver the Batchelor Lecture at Cambridge University.

Roger D. Kamm
Kamm was selected to speak at the Midwest Mechanics Lecture Series. He also was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Rohit Karnik
Karnik was named an Alex d’Arbeloff Career Development Assistant Professor. He also won a National Science Foundation Career Award with a proposal titled “Cell Separation by Rolling on Asymmetric Receptor Patterns.”

John J. Leonard
Leonard was named Director of the MIT-Ford Alliance.

Pierre Lermusiaux
Lermusiaux was named the Doherty Associate Professor in Ocean Utilization.

John H. Lienhard
Lienhard was named the Samuel C. Collins Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He also was appointed the Associate Head for Education of the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Henry S. Marcus
Marcus received the William Selkirk Owen Lifetime Achievement Award of the Webb Institute Alumni Association.

Gareth H. McKinley
McKinley was appointed the Associate Head of Research for the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Sanjay E. Sarma
Sarma was named a MacVicar faculty fellow.

Yang Shao-Horn
Shao-Horn was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure. She also received the Charles W. Tobias Young Investigator Award of the Electrochemical Society and the
Tajima Prize of the International Society of Electrochemistry.

Alexander H. Slocum
Slocum received the ASME Machine Design Award.

Michael S. Triantafyllou
Triantafyllou was named the William I. Koch Professor of Marine Technology.

Nam P. Suh
Suh received the ASME Medal.

Kripa K. Varanasi
Varanasi was named a d’Arbeloff Career Development Assistant Professor. He won a National Science Foundation Career Award with a proposal titled “Fundamental Studies of Condensation Phenomena on Heterogeneous and Hierarchical Nanoengineered Surfaces.” He also received the ASME Nanotechnology Best Poster Award and the Charles E. Reed Award.

David R. Wallace
Wallace received the Jacob P. Den Hartog Distinguished Educator Award.

Evelyn N. Wang
Wang received the DARPA Young Faculty Award. She also was named the Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Assistant Professor.

Maria C. Yang
Yang was named the Robert N. Noyce Career Development Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Systems.

Dick K.-P. Yue
Yue was the Peachman Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.