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Our faculty are internationally recognized engineering pioneers whose groundbreaking innovations and research are consistently honored with top awards, including the Japan Prize and 13 National Science Foundation CAREER awards. Substantial accolades for leadership in teaching and service further distinguish mechanical engineering faculty as among the most outstanding educators in the field.

Major faculty awards since 1990:

2015

Luis Sentis
NASA Johnson Space Center Elite Team Award (with Human Centered Robotics Lab team)

Jayathi Murthy
Women in Engineering Advocate Award

Guihua Yu
3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award
ACS-PRF Young Investigator Award

Yuebing Zheng
3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award
Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

2014

Nicole Benedek
Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

Halil Berberoglu
Senate of College Councils Professor of the Year Award

John B. Goodenough
National Academy of Engineering Charles Stark Draper Prize

Mark F. Hamilton
Acoustical Society of America Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal

Yaguo Wang
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

Yuebing Zheng
Beckman Young Investigator Award
Penn State University Graduate School Alumni Society Early Career Award

Michael E. Webber
Austin Technology Incubator John Sibley Butler Alumni Award

Guihua Yu
MIT Technology Review "Top Innovators Under 35" Award
Royal Society of Chemistry Emerging Investigator Award

2013

Halil Berberoglu
Norman Hackerman Award, Frontiers of Science
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

David Bourell
J. J. King Service Award

Ofodike (D.K.) Ezekoye
Fire Protection Concepts Award

John B. Goodenough
National Medal of Science

John R. Howell
Poynting Award on Radiative Transfer

Rick Neptune
Joe and Bettie Branson Ward Endowed Excellence Award

Carolyn Conner Seepersad
ASEE Outstanding New Mechanical Engineering Educator

Li Shi
Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Engineering

S.V. Sreenivasan
The University of Texas at Austin Inventor of the Year Award

Eric Taleff
TMS Mathewson Award

Guihua Yu
Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

2012 

Adela Ben-Yakar
Human Frontier Science Program Award

Donglei Fan
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

John Goodenough
IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies

Carlos Hidrovo
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

Desiderio Kovar
Outstanding Graduate Adviser Award, The University of Texas at Austin Graduate School

Arumugam Manthiram
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, The University of Texas at Austin Graduate School

Jayathi Murthy
Awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

S.V. Sreenivasan
Human Frontier Science Program Award
ASME William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award

2011

Joseph Beaman
Distinguished Mechanical Engineer Award by the Engineering Advisory Council

Adela Ben-Yakar
NIH Director's Transformative Research Award

David L. Bourell
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society Fellow Award
Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence Award

Maggie Chen
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

Richard Crawford
2011 Regents' Teaching Award, The University of Texas System

Janet Ellzey
Distinguished Mechanical Engineer Award, Engineering Advisory Council

Thomas Kiehne
2011 Mechanical Engineering Teaching Award (non-tenure track professor)

Dale Klein
American Nuclear Society Henry DeWolf Smyth "Nuclear Statesman" Award

Thomas Krueger
Faculty Appreciation Award, Student Engineering Council

Arumugam Manthiram
Mechanical Engineering Teaching Award winner (tenure track professor)

Tess Moon
Moncrief Grand Challenge Faculty Award

Steven P. Nichols
Educator of the Year by the U.S., Association for Small Buiness and Entrepreneurship

S.V. Sreenivasan
ASME William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award

Michael E. Webber
Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award for an Assistant Professor, The University of Texas System
Cockrell School of Engineering Faculty Teaching Award

2010

Adela Ben-Yakar
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

Eric Bickel
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

Richard Crawford
ASEE Ralph Coats Roe Award

Philip Schmidt
ASEE Chester F. Carlson Award

Carolyn Seepersad
Dean's Award for Outstanding Teaching by an Assistant Professor
Outstanding Teaching Award, The University of Texas System' Board of Regents

S.V. Sreenivasan
Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Technology Innovation

Billy Wood
Student Engineering Council Teaching Award

Kristin Wood
Outstanding Teaching Award, The University of Texas Systems' Board of Regents
Distinguished Alumni Award - Engineering Science Department, College of Engineering, Colorado State University

2009 

Adela Ben-Yakar
University of Texas Co-op Award for Best Research Paper

David L. Bourell
Mining, Metals & Materials Society Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award

Alexandre K. da Silva
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

John E. Goodenough
Presidential Enrico Fermi Award

Ronald Matthews
ASME Internal Combustion Engine Award

Steven P. Nichols
Joe J. King Professional Engineering Achievement Award

Rodney Ruoff
Institute of Metal Research Lee Hsun Lecture Award

Philip Schmidt
Chancellor's Council Outstanding Teaching Award
Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award, The University of Texas Board of Regents

Carolyn Seepersad
Outstanding Young Researcher in Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Award
ASME's Design Theory and Methodology Conference Best Paper Award (with Matt Saunders)

Li Shi
Materials Research Society Best Poster Award (with Michael T. Pettes)

S.V. Sreenivasan
ASME Leonardo da Vinci Award

2008

Adela Ben-Yakar
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

Dave Bourell
19th International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium Best Poster Award (with Kaushik Alayavalli)

Mark Deinert
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Junior Faculty Award

Omar Ghattas
TeraGrid Capability Computing Challenge Award

Carlos Hidrovo
DARPA Young Faculty Award

Jeremy Meyers
DuPont Young Faculty Award

Steven Nichols
Joe J. King Professional Engineering Achievement Award

Rodney Ruoff
Institute of Metal Research Lee Hsun Lecture Award

2007

Joseph Beaman
Women in Engineering Advocate Award (with Tony Ambler, ECE)

David Blackstock
Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education

Ofodike Ezekoye
Texas Exes Black Alumni Legacy Award

Paul Ho
Semiconductor Industry Association University Research Award

Paul Jensen
INFORMS Prize for the Teaching of OR/MS Practice

Joseph Koo
Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering Fellows Award

Sheldon Landsberger
American Nuclear Society’s Author Holly Compton Award

Steven Nichols
ASEE Kauffman Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award

Delbert Tesar
Emerald Literati Network Outstanding Paper Award (with Chetan Kapoor)f

Preston Wilson
UK Institute of Acoustics A.B. Wood Medal 

2006

John Howell
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Thermophysics Technical Committee Best Paper Award

Paul Jensen
Innovative Instructional Technology Excellence in Innovation Award

Sheldon Landsberger
American Nuclear Society Arthur Holly Compton Award

Erich Schneider
Department of Energy Junior Faculty Award

2005

Ronald E. Barr
ASEE Campus Recruitment Award

Matthew I. Campbell
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
Innovative Use of Instructional Technology Silver Award

Melba Crawford
U.S. Department of State Outstanding Service Award

Rich Crawford
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Award for Excellence in Engineering Teaching

Janet Ellzey
Women in Engineering Student Advocate Award

Thomas Kiehne
Student Engineering Council Favorite ME Teacher Award

Dale Klein
Mechanical Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni Honorary Engineering Award

Sheldon Landsberger
ASEE Glenn Murphy Award

Ronald D. Matthews
Joe J. King Professional Engineering Achievement Award

Steven Nichols
National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance Innovation Award

Carolyn Seepersad
Student Engineering Council ME faculty Appreciation Award

Li Shi
ASME Journal of Heat Transfer Outstanding Reviewer Award

Delbert Tesar
ASME MSC Simulation Software Award (with Chetan Kapoor and Chalongrath Pholsiri)
Robotics Industries Association Engelberger Award

Preston Wilson
Office of Graduate Studies Outstanding Thesis/Report Award

2004

Jonathan Bard
Robert W. Hamilton Author Award (with Paul Jensen)

Jack Howell
Billy and Claude R. Hocott Distinguished Centennial Engineering Research Award

Paul Jensen
Robert W. Hamilton Author Award (with Jonathan Bard)

Rick Neptune
Engineering Society of Detroit/National Multiple Sclerosis Society Da Vinci Award
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

Ron Matthews
Joe J. King Professional Engineering Achievement Award

Li Shi
Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award

Preston Wilson
Office of Naval Research Entry-Level Faculty Award in Ocean Acoustics

Billy Wood
Women In Engineering Advocate Award

2003

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Kenneth Ball
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Advanced Technology Program Award

Jonathan Bard
Institute of Industrial Engineers Best Paper Award

Ron Barr
ASEE GSW Section Conference Best Paper Award

Paul Ho
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Advanced Technology Program Award

Ram Manthiram
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Technology Development and Transfer Program Award

Tess Moon
National Society of Professional Engineers’ Engineering Education Excellence Award

Steven Nichols
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Technology Development and Transfer Program Award

Li Shi
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

Gary Vilet
Hoyt Clarke Hottel Award

2002

Jonathan Bard
Institute of Industrial Engineers David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award

Ron Barr
ASEE Spread the Word and Campus Representative awards

Joseph Beaman
Joe J. King Professional Engineering Achievement Award

David Bogard
Outstanding Graduate Advisor Award

Matthew Campbell
Mechanical Engineering Division Best Paper Award

Ken Diller
ASME H. R. Lissner Medal

John Goodenough
Billy and Claude R. Hocott Distinguished Centennial Engineering Research Award

John Hasenbein
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

Erhan Kutanoglu
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

Ron Matthews
Society of Automotive Engineering Faculty Advisor Award and Excellence in Engineering Education Award

Rick Neptune
American Society of Biomechanics Young Scientist Award

Kristin Wood
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Award for Excellence in Engineering Teaching

 2001

John Goodenough
Japan Prize

Paul S. Ho
The Electrochemical Society Thomas D. Callinan Award

Billy Koen
DIAA (Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment) Innovative Instructional Technologies Award

Dave Morton
Engineering Foundation Faculty Excellence Award, Cockrell School of Engineering

Eric Taleff
Dean's Award for Outstanding Teaching by an Assistant Professor, Cockrell School of Engineering
Ex-Students' Association/Cabinet of College Councils Texas Excellence Teaching Award

Kristin Wood
ASME Curriculum Innovation Award

2000

Desi Kovar
Student Engineering Council Teaching Excellence Award
Engineering Foundation Faculty Excellence Award, Cockrell School of Engineering

Kristin Wood
ASME Curriculum Innovation Award

1999

Ron Barr
ASEE Distinguished Service Award, Engineering Design Graphics Division

David Bourell
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Award for Excellence in Engineering Teaching

1998

John R. Howell
Joe J. King Professional Engineering Achievement Award
Texas Society of Professional Engineers “Engineer of the Year” Award

Eric Taleff
UT Austin Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Faculty Excellence Award

1997

Jonathan Bard
Institute of Industrial Engineers Operations Research Division Outstanding Contribution Award

Ofodike Ezekoye
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

John Howell
ASME/AIChE Max Jakob Award

Ron Matthews
Society of Automotive Engineering Faculty Advisor Award

Dave Morton
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
Military Operations Research Society Rist Prize

Eric Taleff
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

1996

Leonardt F. Kreisle
UT Austin Department of Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Alumnus Award

Philip S. Schmidt
UT Austin Academy of Distinguished Teaching Award

1995

Jonathan Bard
Institute of Industrial Engineers Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award

Dale Klein
Joe J. King Professional Engineering Achievement Award
Texas Society of Professional Engineers “Engineer of the Year” Award

1994

Dave Morton
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences George E. Nicholson Prize

Philip S. Schmidt
Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation Teaching Award

Ilene J. Busch-Vishniac
ASEE James H. McGraw National Technology Research Award

1993

Jonathan Bard
Institute of Industrial Engineers Operations Research Division Application Award

1992

Ken Ball
NSF Young Investigator Award

Billy V. Koen
ASEE W. Leighton Collins Award

Ron Matthews
Society of Automotive Engineering Arch T. Colwell Merit Award

Tess Moon
NSF Young Investigator Award

Philip S. Schmidt
ASEE Ralph Coats Roe Award (Mechanical Engineering Division)

Kristin Wood
NSF Young Investigator Award

1991

Mark F. Hamilton
ASEE James H. McGraw National Technology Research Award

John Howell
ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award

1990

John Howell
AIAA Thermophysics Award

Ron Matthews
Society of Automotive Engineering Faculty Advisor Award

 

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