Awards & Recognition

Our faculty members are recognized nationally and internationally for their professional excellence

2018-2019

National Research and Professional Leadership Awards

  • Fulbright Global Scholar Award, U.S. Department of State—Nimmi Ramanujam
  • Trailblazer Award, National Institutes of Health—Stefan Zauscher

Professional Society Recognition

  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)—Lingchong You
  • Van C. Mow Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers—Tony Jun Huang

Early Career Awards

  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation—Yiyang Gong
  • Young Investigator Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)—Junjie Yao

University and School Honors

  • Bass Connection Professor (Duke University)—Amanda Randles
  • Graduate Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring (Duke University)—Jennifer West
  • Betsy Alden Outstanding Service-Learning Award (Duke University)—Kevin Caves
  • Klein Family Distinguished Teaching Award (Duke University Pratt School of Engineering)—Wanda Krassowska Neu
  • Stansell Family Distinguished Research Award (Duke University Pratt School of Engineering)—Charles Gersbach
  • Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award (Duke University Pratt School of Engineering)—Ann Saterbak
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Mentoring and Advising Award (Duke University Pratt School of Engineering)—Gregg Trahey
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Teaching and Research Award (Duke University Pratt School of Engineering)—Sina Farsiu
  • Distinguished Alumni Award (University of Illinois Department of Mechanical Science & Engineering)—Ken Gall

2017-2018

National Research and Professional Leadership Awards

  • Fellow, National Academy of Inventors (United States of America) – Joseph Izatt, Nimmi Ramanujam, Tuan Vo-Dinh
  • Drs. Anvar and Pari Velji Emerging Leader in Global Health Innovation Faculty Award, Consortium of Universities for Global Health (Multinational) – Nimmi Ramanujam

Professional Society Recognition

  • Fellow, Biomedical Engineering Society — Fan Yuan
  • Outstanding Member of the Editorial Board Award, IEEE Signal Processing Society – Sina Farsiu
  • Bingham Medalist, Society of Rheology – Michael Rubinstein

Early Career Awards

  • IEEE-CS Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in High Performance Computing – Amanda Randles
  • Grace Murray Hopper Award, Association for Computing Machinery – Amanda Randles

Distinguished and Plenary Lectures

  • Plenary lecturer, Second World Congress on Electroporation and Pulsed Electric Fields in Biology, Medicine and Food & Environmental Technologies — Fan Yuan

2016-2017

National Academy of Engineering Membership

  • Elected in 2017 – Blake Wilson

National Research and Professional Leadership Awards

  • Member, National Academy of Inventors – Jennifer West
  • Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal, Acoustical Society of America – Blake Wilson
  • ARVO Foundation/Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Translational Research Award – Sina Farsiu
  • Allen Distinguished Investigator, Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group – Charles Gersbach

Professional Society Recognition

  • Fellow, Acoustical Society of America – Blake Wilson
  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering – Joel Collier and Charles Gersbach
  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) – Xin Li
  • Editor-in-Chief, Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering – George Truskey

Early Career Awards

  • Analytic Chemistry 2017 Young Innovator Award – Tony Jun Huang
  • Beckman Young Investigator, Beckman Foundation – Yiyang Gong
  • Sloan Research Fellowship, Sloan Foundation – Yiyang Gong
  • Stanley Fahn Junior Faculty Award, Parkinson's Disease Foundation – Michael Tadross
  • Vallee Young Investigator, Vallee Foundation – Yiyang Gong

University and School Honors

  • Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award (Duke University) – Libby Bucholz
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring (Duke University Graduate School) – Joseph Izatt
  • Distinguished Service Award (Pratt School) – Roger Coke Barr
  • Capers & Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Teaching & Research (Pratt School) – Fan Yuan
  • Capers & Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring & Advising (Pratt School) – Marc Sommer
  • Lois & John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award (Pratt School) – Mark Palmeri
  • Diamond Award for Distinguished Achievement in Academia (University of Washington) – Ashutosh Chilkoti
  • Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (University of Edinburgh) – Dan Sorin
  • Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance (University of Edinburgh) – Dan Sorin

Distinguished and Plenary Lectures

  • Director's Lecture, National Institutes of Health – Jennifer West

Media Recognition

  • "Top 100 Discoveries of 2016," Discover Magazine – Xiling Shen
  • Innovators Under 35,MIT Technology Review – Amanda Randles
  • Most Cited Researchers in Materials Science and Engineering (Elsevier Scopus data compiled by MSE Supplies) – Ashutosh Chilkoti

2015-2016

National Academy of Engineering Membership

  • Elected in 2016 – Jennifer West

National Research and Professional Leadership Awards

  • 2016 Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke -- Warren Grill
  • NVIDIA Global Impact Award -- Joseph Izatt
  • GSK & Save the Children Healthcare Innovation Award -- Robert Malkin/Fundación VIHDA, Ecuador
  • 2016 Technology Award, Eduard Rhein Foundation -- Blake Wilson 

Professional Society Recognition

  • Finalist, 2015 Gordon Bell Prize – Amanda Randles
  • Senior area editor, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing – Sina Farsiu
  • Pascal Rol Award for Best Paper in Ophthalmic Technologies at the SPIE Photonics West 2015 – Sina Farsiu
  • President-Elect, International Society for Bioelectromagnetism – Craig Henriquez
  • Charter Member, NIH BMIT-B Study Section – Kathryn Nightingale
  • Vice chair & chair-elect, Gordon Research Conference on Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering – Jennifer West
  • Vice chair & chair-elect, Gordon Research Conference on Eye Movements – Marc Sommer

Early Career Awards

  • Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research -- Michael Lynch
  • Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) Young Innovator, 2015 -- Brent Hoffman

University and School Honors

  • 2016 Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award (Duke University) -- Elizabeth Bucholz
  • Teamwork Award (Duke University) -- Guillermo Sapiro & colleagues
  • 2016 Dean's Award for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education, The Duke University Graduate School -- MRSEC (Stefan Zauscher, Director)
  • Klein Family Distinguished Teaching Award (Pratt School) -- Brenton Hoffman
  • Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award (Pratt School) -- Roger Nightingale
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Teaching and Research Award (Pratt School) -- Jennifer West
  • 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi -- Ashutosh Chilkoti
  • Honorary doctorate in medicine, University of Salamanca (Spain) -- Blake Wilson

Distinguished Lectureships

  • Plenary lecture, SPIE Biophotonics South America Symposium -- Tuan Vo-Dinh

Media Recognition

  • 2015 Global Thinkers, Foreign Policy -- Miguel Nicolelis

2014-2015

Society Member/Fellow Recognition

  • Fellow, National Academy of Inventors – Ashutosh Chilkoti
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science – George Truskey
  • Fellow, IEEE – Guillermo Sapiro and Blake S. Wilson
  • Alternate Member, IEEE – Roger Barr
  • Fellow, AIMBE College of Fellows – Lawrence Boyd, Nenad Bursac, Kathy Nightingale and Adam Wax
  • Chair, AIMBE College of Fellows – Jennifer West

University and School

  • Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award (Duke University) – Warren Grill
  • Inaugural Dastgheib Pioneer Award in Ocular Innovation (Duke University Eye Center) – Joseph Izatt
  • Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award (Pratt School) – Charles Wallace
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Teaching and Research Award (Pratt School) – Kathy Nightingale
  • Robert W. Carr, Jr., Distinguished Professorship of Biomedical Engineering – Nimmi Ramanujam

National/International

  • National Academy of Engineering Russ Prize – Blake S. Wilson
  • Clemson Award for Basic Research, Society of Biomaterials – Jennifer West
  • Highly Cited Researcher, Thomson-Reuters – Jennifer West
  • C.E.K. Mees Medal, Optical Society of America – Warren Warren
  • Honorary Doctorate, Uppsala University (Sweden) – Blake S. Wilson

Early Career

  • Young Investigator Award, Creative and Novel Ideas for HIV Research – Benjamin Yellen
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award – Brenton Hoffman

Media Recognition

  • MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35, Popular Science Brilliant 10 – Jon Viventi

2013-2014

Society Member/Fellow Recognition

  • Elected 2014 Fellow, National Academy of Inventors – Kam Leong

University and School

  • Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award (Pratt School) – Elizabeth Bucholz
  • Stansell Family Distinguished Research Award (Pratt School) – Nenad Bursac
  • Outstanding Postdoc Mentor (Duke University) – & Secret Provost honor in Fall
    Warren Grill
  • Chandran Award in Neuro-Oncology (Pratt School) – Paolo Maccarini
  • Capers & Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research (Pratt School) – Lori Setton
  • 2013 Chandran Lecture in Neuro-Oncology  (Pratt School) – Jennifer West

National/International

  • Inaugural recipient of the BMES Innovator Award for Cell & Molecular Bioengineering and the 2014 Arthritis Foundation Investigator Award – Farsh Guilak
  • 2014-15 Fulbright Scholar Grant – Monty Reichert

Early Career

  • Outstanding New Investigator, ASGCT and Capers & Marion McDonald Teaching and Research Award (Pratt School) – Charlie Gersbach

Previous Academic Years

2012-2013

Faculty Early Career Awards

  • Rising Star Award, Society for Physical Regulation in Medicine and Biology -- Charles Gersbach
  • Searle Scholar Award; Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award, March of Dimes -- Brent Hoffman

Research and Professional Leadership Awards

  • Robert A. Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award, Biomedical Engineering Society -- Ashutosh Chilkoti
  • Diversity Award, Biomedical Engineering Society -- Monty Reichert
  • Distinguished Service Award, Biomedical Engineering Society -- George Truskey
  • Clemson Award for Applied Research -- Kam Leong

Teaching Awards

  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring, Duke Graduate School -- Dale Bass
  • Outstanding Post-Doc Mentor Award, Duke University -- Adam Wax

Professional Society Recognition

2011-2012

Faculty Early Career Awards

  • National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award for Scientists and Engineers - Charles Gersbach

Research Awards

  • 2011 Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature -- Ashutosh Chilkoti
  • 2011 Clemson Award for Applied Research, Society for Biomaterials - Kam Leong
  • 2011 NIH Director's New Innovator Award - Charles Gersbach

Professional Society Recognition

2010-2011

  • National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award - Lingchong You
  • NIH Merit Award - Acoustic Radiation  Force Impulse Imaging of Cardiac Tissue - Gregg Trahey
  • Nicolas Andry De Bois-Regar, Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons - Farshid Guilak
  • Chair, NIH Neurotechnology Study Section - Warren Grill
  • 2010 Ruth and A. Morris Williams Faculty Research Prize, Duke University - Farshid Guilak
  • Clemson Award for Basic Research in Biomaterials, Society for Biomaterials - William Reichert

2009-2010

  • Capers & Marion McDonald Teaching and Research Award - David Katz
  • Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award - Robert Malkin
  • Fellow of the Optical Society of America, Nimmi Ramanujam
  • Fellow, Optical Society of America - Adam Wax
  • Fellow, International Photonics Society (SPIE) - Adam Wax
  • Stansell Family Distinguished Research Award - Kam Leong
  • Fellow of the Optical Society of America - Nimmi Ramanujam
  • Technical Expert, World Health Organization’s Technical Advisory Group on Health Technology - Robert Malkin
  • Editor, Biomedical Optics Express - Joseph Izatt
  • NIH grant review study section for cancer nanotechnology partnership - David Needham
  • Department of Defense breast cancer research program integration panel - Nimmi Ramanujam

2008-2009

  • President, Biomedical Engineering Society – George Truskey
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Farshid Guilak
  • Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering - Robert Malkin
  • Fellow of the Optical Society of America - Joseph Izatt
  • Inaugural chair, Nanotechnology Study Section at the National Institutes of Health - Ashutosh Chilkoti

2007-2008

  • American Council on Education Fellowship –William Reichert
  • Klein Family Distinguished Teaching Award – Wanda Krassowska
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research - Warren Grill
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising - Joseph A. Izatt
  • Theo Pilkington Professor of Biomedical Engineering - Ashutosh Chilkoti
  • James L. and Elizabeth M. Vincent Professor of BME - Wanda Krassowska
  • Anderson-Rupp Professor of Biomedical Engineering - Roger C. Barr
  • Fulbright Scholarship - Kerry Costello, '08
  • Fellow, American Institute of Biological and Medical Engineering – Craig Henriquez
  • President, Biomedical Engineering Society - George Truskey
  • Fellow, SPIE - Joseph Izatt
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Advisory Committee - Warren Grill