College Award Recipients

Award winners from the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering are recognized for outstanding achievements and overall excellence throughout the college. Nominations are accepted through faculty and staff, and each award highlights achievements made throughout the previous year.

2018

Faculty awards:

George T. Abell Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
John Williams, Mechanical Engineering

George T. Abell Award for Teaching, Mentoring, and Service
David Alciatore, Mechanical Engineering

George T. Abell Award for Teaching, Mentoring, and Service
Kevin Lear, Electrical and Computer Engineering and School of Biomedical Engineering

George T. Abell Outstanding Early-Career Faculty Award
Ryan Bailey, Civil and Environmental Engineering

George T. Abell Outstanding Early-Career Faculty Award
Arun Kota, Mechanical Engineering

George T. Abell, Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award
Diego Krapf, Electrical and Computer Engineering

George T. Abell Outstanding Research Faculty Award
Eric Maloney, Atmospheric Science

Outstanding Researcher Award
Kurt Barth, Mechanical Engineering

Outstanding Researcher Award
Ilana Pollack, Atmospheric Science

Outstanding Researcher Award – Rising Star
Jessica Tryner, Mechanical Engineering

Art Corey Award for Outstanding International Contributions
Ketul Popat, Mechanical Engineering

Outstanding Staff Awards:

Steve Johnson, Mechanical Engineering
Carol Bernard, Office of Academic and Student Affairs

Outstanding Service to Students
Toni-Lee Viney, Mechanical Engineering

Outstanding Staff Award – Rising Star
Rachael Johnson, Office of Academic and Student Affairs

Award winners from previous years

Faculty Awards:

George T. Abell Outstanding Economic Development: Todd Bandhauer
George T. Abell Outstanding Research Faculty Award: John Volckens
George T. Abell Outstanding Teaching & Service Faculty Award: Ali Pezeshki and Ben Gadomski
George T. Abell Outstanding Early-Career Faculty Award: Emily Fischer
George T. Abell Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award: Jeffrey Pierce
Art Corey Outstanding International Contributions: Walajabad Sampath
Faculty Excellence Award: Thomas Bradley

Outstanding Staff Awards:

Administrative Professional: Andrea Leland and Lisa Metz
Administrative Professional Researcher: Kirk McGilvray

Faculty Awards:

George T. Abell Outstanding Economic Development: Tom Chen
George T. Abell Outstanding Research Faculty Award: Jeffrey Collett, Jr.
George T. Abell Outstanding Teaching & Service Faculty Award: Olivera Notaros and Christie Peebles
George T. Abell Outstanding Early-Career Faculty Award: Elizabeth Barnes
George T. Abell Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award: Mazdak Arabi
Art Corey Outstanding International Contributions: Liuqing Yang
College of Engineering Meritorious Faculty Emeritus: V. N. Bringi

Outstanding Staff Awards:

Administrative Professional: Jim Jensen and Melissa Reese
Administrative Professional Researcher: Steven Miller

Faculty Awards:

George T. Abell Outstanding Economic Contributions: Carmen Menoni
George T. Abell Outstanding Research Faculty Award: Steven Reising
George T. Abell Outstanding Teaching & Service Faculty Award: Peter Young
George T. Abell Outstanding Early-Career Faculty Award: Christopher Snow
George T. Abell Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award: Karan Venayagamoorthy
Art Corey Outstanding International Contributions: V. “Chandra” Chandrasekar
College of Engineering Faculty Achievement Award: Matthew Kipper

Outstanding Staff Awards:

Administrative Professional: Stephanie Rosso and Shannon Irey
State Classified: Mary Gomez

Faculty awards:

George T. Abell Outstanding Research Faculty Award: Chris Kummerow
George T. Abell Outstanding Teaching & Service Faculty Award: Lakshmi Prasad Dasi
George T. Abell Outstanding Early-Career Faculty Award: Hussam Mahmoud
George T. Abell Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award: Sudeep Pasricha

Outstanding Staff Awards:

Administrative Professional: Brett Beal
State Classified: Joann Divico and Jamie Schmidt

George T. Abell Outstanding Research Faculty Award: Wayne Schubert (ATS)
George T. Abell Outstanding Contributions to Economic Development: Ken Carlson (CEE)
George T. Abell Outstanding Teaching & Service Faculty Award: Tom Chen (ECE)
George T. Abell Outstanding Early-Career Faculty Award: Prasad Dasi (ME)
George T. Abell Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award: Sandra Biedron (ECE)

Outstanding Faculty Service Award: Patrick Fitzhorn (ME)
Outstanding Staff Awards:
Administrative Professional – Karen Ungerer (ECE)
State Classified – Cathy Smith: (COE/EBO)

Meritorious Faculty Emeritus Award: Jim Loftis (CEE)
George T. Abell Outstanding Research Faculty Award: Sonia Kreidenweis (ATS)
George T. Abell Outstanding International Contributions: none
George T. Abell Outstanding Contributions to Economic Development: V. “Chandra” Chandrasekar (ECE)
George T. Abell Outstanding Teaching & Service Faculty Award: Paul Heyliger (CEE) and Azer Yalin (ME)
George T. Abell Outstanding Early-Career Faculty Award: Susan van den Heever (ATS) and J. Rockey Luo (ECE)
George T. Abell Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award: Liuqing Yang (ECE)
Outstanding Staff Awards:
Administrative Professional – Morgan DeFoort (ME) and Audra Brickner, Shannon Mosness, Ashley Waddell (Development)
State Classified – Carol Bernard (Development)

Meritorious Faculty Emeritus Award: G.R. Johnson (ME)
George T. Abell Outstanding Research Faculty Award: Jorge Ramirez (CEE)
George T. Abell Outstanding International Contributions: Jeff Niemann (CEE)
George T. Abell Outstanding Contributions to Economic Development: Tom Sale (CEE)
George T. Abell Outstanding Teaching & Service Faculty Award: Anura Jayasumana (ECE)
George T. Abell Outstanding Early-Career Faculty Award: Matt Kipper (CBE)
George T. Abell Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award: Randy Bartels (ECE)
Outstanding Staff Awards:
Administrative Professional – Mark Ritschard (ENS)
State Classified – Laurie Alburn (CEE)

George T. Abell Outstanding Research Faculty Award: David S. Dandy (CBE) & Steven A. Rutledge (ATS)
George T. Abell Outstanding International Contributions:
George T. Abell Outstanding Contributions to Economic Development: Allan T. Kirkpatrick (ME)
George T. Abell Outstanding Teaching & Service Faculty Award: Branislav M. Notaros (ECE)
George T. Abell Outstanding Early-Career Faculty Award: Ketul C. Popat (ME)
George T. Abell Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award: Eric D. Maloney (ATS)
Outstanding Staff Awards:
Administrative Professional – Linda L. Hinshaw (CEE), Andrea M. Leland (ECE), and Amy S. Lyons Santoni (ME)
State Classified – Chriselda L. Engel (ME) and Valorie LeFebre (EBO)

2009

College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Award: Kenneth F. Reardon (CBE)
Meritorious Faculty Emeritus Award: Fred W. Smith (ME)
George T. Abell Outstanding Research Faculty Award: Carmen S. Menoni (ECE)
George T. Abell Outstanding International Contributions: Ramchand Oad (CBE)
George T. Abell Outstanding Contributions to Economic Development: W. S. Sampath (ME)
George T. Abell Outstanding Teaching & Service Faculty Award: Travis S. Bailey (CBE)
George T. Abell Outstanding Early-Career Faculty Award: Qiang (David) Wang (CBE)
George T. Abell Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award: Brian P. Bledsoe (CEE)
Outstanding Staff Awards:
Administrative Professional – Stephanie R. Rosso (ATS), Michael F. Kostrezwa (ME), Daniel R. Herrick (ENS), and Carolyn S. Kasdorf (EBO)
State Classified – Joni Kerr (EBO)

2008

Meritorious Faculty Emeritus Award: Jud Harper (CBE)
George T. Abell Outstanding Research Faculty Award: Edwin Chong (ECE)
George T. Abell Outstanding International Contributions: V. “Chandra” Chandrasekar (ECE)
George T. Abell Outstanding Contributions to Economic Development: Bryan Willson (ME)
George T. Abell Outstanding Teaching & Service Faculty Award: Sonia Kreidenweis (ATS)
George T. Abell Outstanding Early-Career Faculty Award: Christian Puttlitz (ME)
George T. Abell Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award: John van de Lindt (CEE)
Outstanding Staff Awards:
Administrative Professional – Glen Liston (CIRA) and Kathleen Seligmann (COE)
State Classified – Claire Lavelle (CBE) and Vicki Jensen (ME)

2007

Meritorious Faculty Emeritus Award: Johannes Gessler
George T. Abell Outstanding Research Faculty Award: David A. Randall
George T. Abell Outstanding International Contributions: Brian Bledsoe/Bryan Willson
George T. Abell Outstanding Contributions to Economic Development: Wade O. Troxell
George T. Abell Outstanding Teaching & Service Faculty Award: Carmen S. Menoni
George T. Abell Outstanding Early-Career Faculty Award: Azer P. Yalin
George T. Abell Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award: S. Ranil Wickramasinghe
Outstanding Staff Awards: Cathy L. Z. Smith, Jupe Herrick, Tim Gonzales
Don Reinke, Joanna Holliday

2006

George T. Abell Outstanding Research Faculty Award: Jorge G. Rocca
George T. Abell Outstanding Teaching & Service Faculty Award: Susan James
George T. Abell Outstanding Early-Career Faculty Award: David Thompson
George T. Abell Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award: Christian D. Kummerow
Outstanding Administrative Professional Staff Award: Steven L. Schaeffer
Outstanding State Classified Staff Award: Carol E. Sarantos

2005

Abell Faculty Research and Graduate Program Support Award: Graeme Stephens
Abell Faculty Teaching and Service Award: Neil Grigg
Abell Outstanding Early-Career Faculty Award: Randy Bartels
Abell Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award: Jorge Ramirez
Meritorious Faculty Emeritus Award: Byron Winn
CSU Engineering Outstanding State Classified Employee: Horacio Garza, Jr.
CSU Engineering Outstanding Administrative Professional Award: Christopher “CJ” Keist

2004

Abell Faculty Research Award: V. Chandrasekaran
Abell Faculty Teaching and Service Award: Darrell Fontane
Abell Outstanding Young Faculty Award: Kristina Rinker
Meritorious Faculty Emeritus Award: Daryl Simons

2001

Abell Faculty Research and Graduate Program Support Award: V. Chandrasekaran
Abell Faculty Teaching Award: Paul Heyliger
Abell Faculty Service Award: Steven Abt, Derek Lile
Engineering Faculty Award in Chemical Engineering: Laurence Belfiore
Engineering Faculty Award in Atmospheric Science: A. Scott Denning
Engineering Faculty Award in Civil Engineering: Marvin Criswell
Engineering Faculty Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Carl Nassar
Engineering Faculty Award in Mechanical Engineering: Frederick Smith
CSU Engineering Staff Excellence: Judy Gueswel, Lana Hoff, Laurie Howard

2000

Abell Faculty Research and Graduate Program Support Award: Richard Johnson
Abell Faculty Teaching Award: Allan Kirkpatrick
Abell Faculty Service Award: Johannes Gessler
Engineering Faculty Award in Chemical Engineering: Jim Loftis
Engineering Faulty Award in Atmospheric Science: Roger Pielke
Engineering Faculty Award in Civil Engineering: Wayne Charlie
Engineering Faculty Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Tom Chen
Engineering Faculty Award in Mechanical Engineering: Walajabad Sampath
CSU Engineering Staff Excellence: Vicky Jensen, Thomas Aurand
CSU Engineering Outstanding GTA: Carolyn Skurla
CSU Engineering Outstanding GRA: Julia Rogers, Steven Miller, Raoul Reiser

1999

Abell Faculty and Research Graduate Program Support Award: Pierre Julien
Abell Faculty Teaching Award: Mahmood Azimi
Abell Faculty Service Award: Steve Cox
Engineering Faculty Award in Chemical Engineering: Ranil Wickramasinge
Engineering Faculty Award in Atmospheric Science: Jeffery Collett
Engineering Faculty Award in Civil Engineering: David Hendricks
Engineering Faculty Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Peter Young
Engineering Faculty Award in Mechanical Engineering: Bryan Wilson
CSU Engineering Staff Excellence: Rupert Herrick, Ken Streeb
CSU Engineering Outstanding GTA: Georgiy Vaschenko
CSU Engineering Outstanding GRA: Paul Reasor, Karl Bois, Hongping Liu

1998

Abell Faculty Research and Graduate Program Support Award: Jose Salas
Abell Faculty Teaching Award: Gary Robinson
Abell Faulty Service Award: Robert Ward
Engineering Faculty Award in Chemical Engineering: Terry Lenz
Engineering Faculty Award in Atmospheric Science: Michael Montgomery
Engineering Faculty Award in Civil Engineering: Morris Skinner
Engineering Faculty Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Anura Jayasumana
Engineering Faculty Award in Mechanical Engineering: Michael Peterson
CSU Engineering Staff Excellence: Cathy L.Z. Smith, Jane Wilkins
CSU Engineering Outstanding GRA: Jason Knievel, Peter Molnar

1997

Abell Faculty Research and Graduate Program Support Award: Naz Karim, V.N. Bringi
Abell Faculty Teaching Award: Wayne Schubert
Abell Faculty Service Award: Byron Winn
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Chemical and Biological Engineering: Dave McWhorter
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Atmospheric Science: Steve Rutledge
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Civil Engineering: Jorge Ramirez
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Electrical Engineering: Carmen Menoni
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Mechanical Engineering: Susan James
CSU Engineering Staff Excellence: Peggy Stumpf
CSU Engineering Outstanding GTA: Mary O’Connell, Guillermo Ramirez
CSU Engineering Outstanding GRA: Lawrence Carey, Masser Qaddoumi

1996

Abell Faculty Research and Graduate Program Support Award: David Randall
Abell Faculty Teaching Award: Vince Murphy
Abell Faculty Service Award: Fred Smith
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Agricultural Engineering: Ramchand Oad
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Chemical Engineering: Laurence Belfiore
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Atmospheric Science: Thomas McKee
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Civil Engineering: Charles Shackelford
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Electrical Engineering: V. Chandrasekar
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Mechanical Engineering: Douglas Hittle
CSU Engineering Staff Excellence: Nancy Farrell
CSU Engineering Outstanding GTA: Patrick Gilcrease
CSU Engineering Outstanding GRA: Tory Champlin

1995

Abell Faculty Research and Graduate Program Support Award: Jorge Rocca
Abell Faculty Teaching Award: David Alciatore, Darrell Fontane, Reza Zoughi
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Agricultural Engineering: Luis Garcia
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Chemical Engineering: David Dandy
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Atmospheric Science: Sonia Kreidenweis
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Civil Engineering: Timothy Gates
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Electrical Engineering: Pericles Mitkas
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Mechanical Engineering: Patrick Fitzhorn

1994

Abell Faculty Research and Graduate Program Support Award: Carl Wilmsen
Abell Faculty Teaching Award: Carol McConica
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Agricultural Engineering: Paul Ayers
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Chemical Engineering: Naz Karim
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Atmospheric Science: Thomas VonderHaar
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Civil Engineering: Daniel Sunada
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Electrical Engineering: Jorge Aunon
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Mechanical Engineering: Allan Kirkpatrick

1993

Abell Faculty Research and Graduate Program Support Award: Graeme Stephens
Abell Faculty Teaching Award: Michael Histand
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Agricultural Engineering: Robert Hiller
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Chemical Engineering: Eric Dunlop
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Atmospheric Science: Lewis Grant
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Civil Engineering: James Warner
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Electrical Engineering: Tom Chen
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Mechanical Engineering: Bryan Willson
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Engineering Science: Tom Siller

1992

Abell Faculty Research and Graduate Program Support Award: George Collins
Abell Faculty Teaching Award: John Nelson
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Agricultural Engineering: Lloyd Walker
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Chemical Engineering: James Linden
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Atmospheric Science: Peter Sinclair
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Civil Engineering: Paul Heyliger
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Electrical Engineering: Reza Zoughi
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Mechanical Engineering: Patrick Burns
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Engineering Science: Jim Loftis
Halliburton New Faulty Research Award: V. Chandrasekar
Halliburton Faculty Teaching Award: Wade Troxell

1991

Abell Faculty Research and Graduate Program Support Award: William Cotton
Abell Faculty Teaching Award: Johannes Gessler
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Agricultural Engineering: Deanna Durnford
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Chemical Engineering: Kenneth Reardon
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Atmospheric Science: David Randall
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Civil Engineering: Darrell Fontane
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Electrical Engineering: Mahmood Azimi
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Mechanical Engineering: Donald Radford
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Engineering Science: Robert Ward
Engineering New Faculty Research Award: Steve Rutledge
Engineering Award for Innovation in Teaching: Gearold Johnson

1990

Abell Faculty Research and Graduate Program Support Award: Carol McConica
Abell Faculty Teaching Award: Tom McKee
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Agricultural Engineering: Isreal Broner
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Chemical Engineering: Terry Lenz
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Atmospheric Science: Richard Johnson
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Civil Engineering: Robert Meroney
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Electrical Engineering: John Mahan
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Mechanical Engineering: Harry Edwards
Engineering Dean’s Council Award in Engineering Science: Willy Sadeh
Halliburton New Faculty Research Award: Jane Davidson
Halliburton Faculty Teaching Award: Steven Abt