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Distinguished Research Award

The recipients of the Distinguished Research Award are chosen by a committee of Tech faculty and researchers and are nominated by their colleagues. The award is presented annually at commencement.

2014 Announcement

Distinguished Research Award Committee (2014-2015):

W. Ostergren (Ch.), A. Fakhimi, P. Kyle, W. Rison, W. Winn

  • The Committee is currently soliciting nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Research Award. The closing date for having nominations to the committee for full consideration this year will be April 18, 2014.
  • Procedures for Nominations:
  • Nominations must be made confidentially, i.e., without the knowledge of the nominee, and without broad knowledge outside of the nominator(s) and references.
  • The call for nominations will go out to the NMT community jointly from the committee and Research Vice President at the first Faculty Senate meeting of the year and be reissued via email at least once prior to the deadline
  • In 2014, all nominations should be new or updated resubmittals. After 2014 the committee will reconsider prior nominations for up to two additional years.
  • Nomination packages will be limited to a nomination letter, an extended CV of research and publication highlights of up to 10 pages in length, and 2-4 external letters. Other materials will not be considered.
  • Nominations are due by April 18, and should be submitted jointly to the chair of the committee and to the Research Vice President via email.
  • The committee will provide a recommendation of the awardee to the VP for a final decision on the award (which is given during Commencement), as well as confidential feedback to nominators each year.
  • The award may only be given once to any particular individual

 

Past Recipients

2013 Ali Fakhimi, Mineral Engineering
2012 Philip Kyle, Earth & Environmental Science
2011 William Winn, Physics
2010 Richard Aster, Earth & Environmental Science
2009 William Rison, Electrical Engineering
2008 Bhaskar Majumdar, Materials
2007 Tanja Pietrass, Chemistry
2006 Robert Bowman, Earth & Environmental Science
2005 William McIntosh, Bureau of Geology
2004 Jill Buckley, Petroleum Recovery Research Center
2003 Raphael   Lara-Martinez, Humanities
2002 Randy Seright, PRRC
2001 John McCoy, Materials Engineering
2000 Paul Krehbiel, Physics
1999 Allan Gutjahr, Mathematics/Earth & Environmental Science
1998 John Wilson, Earth & Environmental Science
1997 Lawrence Werbelow, Chemistry
1996 Krishan Chawla, Materials Engineering
1995 David Raymond, Physics
1994 Fred Phillips, Earth & Environmental Science
1993 Gerardo Gross, Physics
1992 Jean Eilek, Physics
1991 Kay Brower, Chemistry
1990 Norman Morrow, Petroleum Engineering
1989 Osman Inal, Materials Engineering
1988 Charles Chapin, Earth & Environmental Science
1987 Kent Condie, Earth & Environmental Science
1986 Marx Brook, Physics
1985 Allan Sanford, Earth & Environmental Science
1984 Charles Moore, Physics
Past Recipients
 

2011

William Winn, Physics

2010

Richard Aster, Earth & Environmental Science

2009

William Rison, Electrical Engineering

2008

Bhaskar Majumdar, Materials

2007

Tanja Pietrass, Chemistry

2006

Robert Bowman, Earth & Environmental Science

2005

William McIntosh, Bureau of Geology

2004

Jill Buckley, Petroleum Recovery Research Center

2003

Raphael   Lara-Martinez, Humanities

2002

Randy Seright, PRRC

2001

John McCoy, Materials Engineering

2000

Paul Krehbiel, Physics

1999

Allan Gutjahr, Mathematics/Earth & Environmental Science

1998

John Wilson, Earth & Environmental Science

1997

Lawrence Werbelow, Chemistry

1996

Krishan Chawla, Materials Engineering

1995

David Raymond, Physics

1994

Fred Phillips, Earth & Environmental Science

1993

Gerardo Gross, Physics

1992

Jean Eilek, Physics

1991

Kay Brower, Chemistry

1990

Norman Morrow, Petroleum Engineering

1989

Osman Inal, Materials Engineering

1988

Charles Chapin, Earth & Environmental Science

1987

Kent Condie, Earth & Environmental Science

1986

Marx Brook, Physics

1985

Allan Sanford, Earth & Environmental Science

1984

Charles Moore, Physics