Constantinos Mavroidis Translational Research Award

This Award recognizes and rewards an outstanding junior and senior College of Engineering researcher for accomplishments in applying research innovations to advance technology development. These research awards are established to confer honor upon individuals, who, by their contributions to their applied research, have brought recognition to themselves, the College and Northeastern University as an exemplar of our focus on experiential engineering education.


  • All full-time faculty and research staff 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 experimental techniques and/or instrumentation and/or novel invention;
  • received acceptance of applied research results by industry and/or government agencies in problem areas identified by those entities; and
  • achieved a technology development that shows promise of generating intellectual property interest by industry as demonstrated by metrics such as products developed, contracts for industrial funding, process adoption, licensing of copyrights and/or patents.


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, and department chairs. Each nominator, however, may nominate only one junior and/or one senior employee for this award each year. Once the nomination process has concluded, the respective department chair for each faculty nominee or manager for each staff nominee will be contacted to complete a Recommendation Form before all materials are sent to the appropriate Awards Committee for evaluation.

The nomination packet should consist of ONE pdf file submitted through the Faculty Nomination Form or the Staff Nomination Form (multiple submissions for the same nomination 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 translational research conducted at Northeastern, including evidence of translational metrics as defined above; the letter will be preferably one page and a maximum of two pages in length;
  • an updated CV of the nominee.

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Past Recipients

2024Yanzhi WangECE
2024Yi ZhengMIE
2023Andrew MyersCEE
2023Wei XieMIE
2022Yiannis LevendisMIE
2022Mohsen MoghaddamMIE
2021Auroop GangulyCEE
2021Jeff RubertiBioE
2020Xiaoning JinMIE
2020Nian SunECE
2019Miriam LeeserECE
2018Yun Raymond FuECE
2018Ming WangCEE
2017Randall ErbMIE
2017Edgar GoluchChE
2016Ahmed BusnainaMIE
2016Vincent HarrisECE/ChE
2015Nader JaliliMIE
2014Constantinos MavroidisMIE