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Søren Buus Outstanding Research Award

The Award recognizes and rewards outstanding College of Engineering researchers for accomplishments in advancing the frontiers of knowledge. These research awards are established to confer honor upon individuals, who, by their contributions to their research discipline, have brought recognition to themselves, the College and Northeastern University. The awardees illustrate the important role that research plays in a comprehensive program of engineering education.


  • All full-time faculty and research staff who have completed at least three years of full-time service in the College of Engineering are eligible.
  • Past recipients are not eligible for a period of five years after receiving the award.


All candidates must have:

  • Demonstrated an ability to conduct original research at Northeastern;
  • Developed innovative theories and/or laboratory techniques and instrumentation;
  • Received acceptance of research results by colleagues and/or industry through citations or applications;
  • Demonstrated evidence of scholarly contributions to the literature; and
  • Demonstrated research effectiveness in a manner that substantially exceeds the normal expectation for a faculty member.


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

Nomination Process

Nominations may be initiated by College of Engineering students, faculty, research staff, department chairs. Each nominator, however, may nominate only one employee for this award each year. 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 and a summary of the nominee’s research conducted at Northeastern; the letter will be preferably one page and a maximum of two pages in length;
  • a letter of support from the COE department chair, if not included among the nominators above;
  • an updated CV of the nominee.

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Past Recipients

2020 Dionisio Bernal CEE Co-op
2020 Hanumant Singh ECE
2019 Milica Stojanovic ECE
2018 Tommaso Melodia ECE
2017 Rebecca Carrier ChE
2017 Marilyn Minus MIE
2016 Jennifer Dy ECE
2016 Yun Raymond Fu ECE
2015 Mark Niedre ECE
2014 Deniz Erdogmus ECE
2014 Ming Wang CEE
2013 Sinan Muftu MIE
2012 Nian Sun ECE
2012 Ashkan Vaziri MIE
2011 James Benneyan MIE
2011 April Gu CEE
2009 David Kaeli ECE
2009 Shashi Murthy ChE
2008 Jeffrey Ruberti MIE
2008 Carmine Vittoria ECE
2007 Vincent Harris ECE
2007 Constantinos Mavroidis MIE
2006 Dana Brooks ECE
2006 Ahmed Busnaina MIE
2005 Teiichi Ando MIE
2005 Nicol McGruer ECE
2004 Akram Alshawabkeh CEE
2004 Fabrizio Lombardi ECE
2003 No Awardees This Year
2002 George Adams MIE
2002 Eric Miller ECE
2001 Yiannis Levendis MIE
2001 Albert Sacco, Jr. ChE
2001 Aleksandar Stankovic ECE
2000 Surendra Gupta MIE
2000 Carey Rappaport ECE
1999 Joseph Blucher MIE
1999 Søren Buus ECE
1998 Chung Chan ECE
1998 Alexander Gorlov MIE