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Faculty Honors and Awards Archive

Dean Julio Ottino will deliver the 62nd Institute Lecture of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

John Torkelson was selected as the recipient of the American Society for Engineering Education Illinois/Indiana Section Outstanding Teaching Award.

Justin Notestein awarded a 3M non-tenured faculty grant.

Lonnie Shea was named a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

Michael Jewett and Joshua Leonard were awarded Synthetic Biology Grants by the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative.

Chad Mirkin was elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

Bartosz Grzybowski was awarded the Soft Matter Award 2010.

Chad Mirkin was given the Einstein professorship of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Bartosz Grzybowski was selected to deliver the Crano Lecture of the Akron Section of the American Chemical Society.

Dan Boggs was awarded Murphy Society funds to introduce and enhance fixed bed reactor and transient heat conduction experiments in the undergraduate laboratory.

Bartosz Grzybowski and his research discovering that bacteria can power tiny mechanical systems were mentioned in Scientific American, Forbes, The New York Times, New Scientist, Science Now, and Popular Science.

Michael Jewett is one of about 15 recipients of a Pathway to Independence Award from the NIH/National Institute of General Medicinal Sciences.

Harold Kung was invited to present the N.N. Bakhshi Lecture at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan.

Josh Leonard was awarded Murphy Society funds to work with students on the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition, the premiere undergraduate synthetic biology competition.

Josh Leonard and Michael Jewett were invited to the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative meeting on “Synthetic Biology: Building on Nature’s Inspiration.” This invite-only conference brought together approximately 150 scientists and engineers to discuss the potential impact of synthetic biology. Participants were divided into interdisciplinary research teams to address broad questions and challenges facing the field, and to spur new research directions. The conference was highlighted in the Jan. 20, 2010 issue of Nature.

Phillip Messersmith and his work using natural glue from mussels to treat diabetes were mentioned in Chemistry World.

Lonnie Shea has been elected to the College of Fellows for the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE).

Luis Amaral was named Keck Foundation Distinguished Young Scholar in Medical Research.

Linda Broadbelt was named AAAS Fellow and Fulbright Distinguished Scholar, and given an award for McCormick Excellence.

Bartosz Grzybowski was awarded Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, was named a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, earned an NSF CAREER Award, and won a 3M Non-tenured Faculty grant.

Harold Kung was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

William Miller was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; served as Area 15c speaker for the AIChE Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Plenary Session; and won an AIChE Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Division Service Award.

Justin Notestein was given the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation New Faculty Award.

Julio Ottino was selected to give Reilly Lectures at the University of Notre Dame.