Faculty Awards

Our distinguished faculty are recognized as global leaders in research and education. This partial listing of awards and honors reflects the talent, commitment, and achievement of UD’s mechanical engineering faculty.

National Early Career Awards

2017

Joseph P. FeserNSF Faculty Early Career Development Award


2015

Joseph Kuehl – AFOSR Young Investigator Program


2013

Erik T. ThostensonNSF Faculty Early Career Development Award


2011

Adam Wickenheiser – Intelligence Community Young Investigator Award


2010

David L. Burris – AFOSR Young Investigator Award


2009

Erik T. Thostenson – AFOSR Young Investigator Award


2005

Herbert G. TannerNSF Faculty Early Career Development Award


1990

Thomas S. BuchananNIH First Independent Research Support and Transition Award

Professional Society Honors

Awards

2017

Andreas Malikopoulos – IEEE Senior Member


2017

Tsu-Wei Chou – Albert Sauvuer Achievement Award, ASM International


2016

Len Schwartz – Tallmadge Award of International Society of Coating Science and Technology


2016

John W. Gillespie Jr. – Wayne W. Stinchcomb Memorial Award from the American Society for Testing and Materials


2015

Suresh Advani – Outstanding Research Award, American Society of Composites


2015

Suresh Advani – Composite Educator of the Year Award, Society of Plastic Engineers


2015

David Burris – ASME Burt L. Newark


2013

John W. Gillespie Jr. – American Society for Civil Engineers Charles Pankow Award for Innovation


2013

Tsu-Wei ChouASME Nadai Medal


2010

David L. BurrisASME Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal


2009

John W. Gillespie Jr. – American Society for Composites Outstanding Research Award


2009

David L. BurrisSTLE Walter D. Hodson Award


2008

Bert Tanner – IEEE Senior Member


2008

David L. BurrisASME Marshall B. Peterson Award


2007

Jack R.VinsonASC Outstanding Research Award


2007

Erik T. Thostenson
ASC Elsevier Young Composite Researcher Award


2006

Andras Z. SzeriSTLE International Award


2004

Erik T. Thostenson – JSCM Hayashi Memorial International Award


2002

Len Schwartz – Roon Foundation Award of the Society of Coatings Technology


2002

Tsu-Wei ChouASME Worcester Reed Warner Medal


2000

John W. Gillespie Jr. – J. H. Hall Composites Manufacturing Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers


1998

Tsu-Wei ChouACS Outstanding Research Award


1998

Jack R. VinsonASC Technomic Award


1996

Tsu-Wei ChouASME Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award


1981

Jack R. Vinson – ASME Centennial Award


Fellows

2018

Bert Tanner – ASME


2018

John W. Gillespie Jr. – Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)


2017

Andreas Malikopoulos – ASME


2016

Lian-Ping Wang – Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers


2015

John W. Gillespie Jr. – Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE)


2014

Thomas Buchanan – American Society of Biomechanics (ASB)


2013

John W. Gillespie Jr. – Society of Manufacturing Engineers College of Fellows


2012

John W. Gillespie Jr. – Fellow of the American Society for Composites


2011

Tsu-Wei ChouICCM


2011

Lian-Ping WangAPS


2008

Michael H. SantareASME


2008

Tsu-Wei ChouTMS


2008

Thomas Buchanan – American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering (AIMBE)


2008

Thomas Buchanan – American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)


2007

Ajay K. PrasadASME


2006

Mike KeefeASME


2005

Tsu-Wei Chou – AIAA


2004

Thomas S. BuchananASME


2002

Tsu-Wei ChouAmerican Ceramic Society (ACerS)


2001

Tsu-Wei ChouASC


2000

Jack R.VinsonASC


1999

Suresh G. AdvaniASME


1999

Tsu-Wei ChouASM


1998

Tsu-Wei ChouASME


1992

Jack R.Vinson – AIAA


1992

Jack R.VinsonASME


1988

Andras Z. SzeriASME


Major University of Delaware Honors

Scholarship

2018

Bert Tanner – College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Award


2001

Tsu-Wei ChouFrancis Alison Award


1998

Lian-Ping WangFrancis Alison Young Scholars Award


Teaching

2005

Michael D. Greenberg
Excellence in Teaching Award


1998

Ajay K. PrasadExcellence in Teaching Award


1996

Lian-Ping Wang
Outstanding Teaching Award


1987

Michael D. Greenburg
Excellence in Teaching Award


1977

Michael D. GreenbergExcellence in Teaching Award


Advising

2014

Erik Thostenson – Outstanding McNair Scholars Faculty Mentor Award


2013

Jenni M. BuckleyExcellence in advising and mentoring award


2008

Suresh G. Advani – Outstanding Doctoral Graduate Student Advising and Mentoring Award


1995

James L. GlanceyExcellence in Advising Award


Named Chairs

2018

Andreas Malikopoulos – Terri Connor Kelly and John Kelly Career Development Associate Professor


2013

Ajay K. Prasad – Alumni Distinguished Professor


2009

Thomas S. Buchanan – George W. Laird Professor of Mechanical Engineering


2006

Suresh G. Advani
George W. Laird Professor of Mechanical Engineering


2005

John W. Gillespie Jr. – Donald C. Phillips Professor


2003

Tsu-Wei Chou – Pierre S. DuPont Professor of Engineering


1995

Andras Z. Szeri – Robert L. Spencer Professor of Mechanical Engineering


1989-2002

Tsu-Wei Chou – Jerzy L. Nowinski Professor of Mechanical Engineering


1979

Jack R. Vinson – H. Fletcher Brown Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Other

2017

Heather Doty – E.A. Trabant Award for Women’s Equity


2010

Tsu-Wei ChouMedal of Excellence in Composite Materials


2009

John W. Gillespie Jr. – Distinguished Career Alumni Award Department of Mechanical Engineering


2008

Thomas S.BuchananE.A. Trabant Award for Women’s Equity


Other Major Honors

2013

Erik Thostenson – Distinguished Young Alumni Award, Winona State University


2011

Tsu-Wei ChouTop 100 Materials Scientist: Thomas Reuters


2001

Michael H. SantareFulbright Distinguished Chair Award


1998

John W. Gillespie Jr. – Paul A. Siple Memorial Award, U.S. Army

People Faculty Awards