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Faculty Research Team Award

The Award recognizes a team of College of Engineering faculty for their recent extraordinary efforts to collaborate on highly impactful and innovative team research that strongly support our College’s research mission. Emphasis will be given to a newly developed research initiative, while the sustaining and/or enhancement of an existing, strong research collaboration will be considered as well. The COE team of nominees will have demonstrated the interactions among a group of faculty, which may include other researchers across the University and/or with other institutions to develop or sustain a significant research initiative that contributes to establishing the College as a prestigious research enterprise.

This award is established to confer honor upon individuals with truly significant inspiration, dedication, and contributions to their establishment of a research initiative that enhances the reputation of the College in a timely or cutting edge research area.


  • All faculty in the College of Engineering are eligible.
  • The award is presented to a group of faculty members who collaborated on a project.
  • Past recipients are not eligible for a period of five years after receiving the award.


All candidate groups must have:

  • demonstrated success in either a new research collaboration or sustained, existing collaboration that has resulted in a significant funded research project or program;
  • demonstrated that the research project or program is impactful to both the College’s reputation and its overall record of research funding;
  • demonstrated that the resulting initiative or ongoing project could only have been made possible through collaborative efforts, particularly across disciplines.


A committee will be appointed by the Dean of Engineering to select award recipients.

Nomination Process

Nominations may be initiated by College of Engineering faculty and/or department chairs. Complete nominations are required NO LATER THAN April 8, 2020.

The nomination packet should consist of ONE pdf file emailed to (separate emails will not be accepted) containing the following:

  • one letter of nomination including the names of the nominator(s) and the nominee which should include the rationale for the nomination and pertinent accomplishments; the letter will be preferably one page and a maximum of two pages in length;
  • a letter of support from the COE department chair(s), if not included among the nominators above;
  • updated CVs of the nominees.

If you have any questions, please email

Past Recipients

2020 John Basl CSSH PHIL
2020 Kemi Jona Chancellor’s Office
2020 Kristian Kloeckl CAMD ARTG ARCH
2020 Alicia Modestino CSSH ECON SPPUA
2020 Taskin Padir ECE
2019 Chiara Bellini BioE
2019 Jessica Oakes BioE
2018 Ali Abur ECE
2018 Octavia Camps ECE
2018 Jacqueline Griffin MIE
2018 Jerome Hajjar CEE
2018 Mario Sznaier ECE
2017 Stefano Basagni ECE
2017 Kaushik Chowdhury ECE
2017 Tommaso Melodia ECE
2017 Edmund Yeh ECE