SPIE and OSA are international societies advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light.
For outstanding and fundamental contributions in the areas of magneto-optic and opto-electronic films, and extensions of the theory and applications of magneto-optic photonic crystals.
The Bhakta Rath Research Award, established in 2010 by an endowment from Dr. Bhakta B. Rath and his wife, Sushama Rath, offers an opportunity to promote and reward excellence in scientific and engineering research in the field of physical and natural sciences and engineering.
2011 Co-Recipient with graduate student Chee Huei Lee
For seminal contributions to the understanding atmospheric turbulence's role in cloud processes, from droplet nucleation to growth through condensation and coalescence, using precise laboratory and atmospheric measurements and insightful theoretical work.
For creative use of advanced computational techniques from materials physics and quantum chemistry to gain insights into nanostructure behaviors, especially for his prescient recognition of the looming importance of such calculations for predicting bio-nano hybrid material properties.
Ulrich H. E. Hansmann
For pioneering protein simulations, innovative contributions to computational algorithms, and their applications to biological physics.
For the analytic solution of several important integral equations in the theory of fluids that led to the understanding of the structure and thermodynamics of liquids, including polar liquids.
For his outstanding contributions to the development and application of many body and relativistic formalism to atoms and negative ions.
The "University Professor" title recognizes faculty members who have made outstanding scholarly contributions to the University and their discipline over a substantial period of time.
The "Distinguished Professor" title recognizes outstanding faculty members who have made substantial contributions to the University and their discipline.
The Michigan Tech Research Award offers an opportunity for an individual to be recognized for outstanding achievement in research. For the purpose of the Award, the term 'research' is to be interpreted broadly to mean scholarly endeavor. The Award should not only be an honor to the person so recognized, but also symbolic of Michigan Tech's high standard of research achievement.
Samson A. Marshall
Sung M. Lee
Donald G. Yerg
The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards for new faculty members. The CAREER program recognizes and supports the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century.
Professor Fredrick D. Williams served as a director of the Michigan Technological University Center for Teaching Excellence and as a longstanding member of the faculty of the Department of Chemistry. Fred is fondly remembered by his colleagues and students for his innovative and creative instruction in the large-enrollment first year chemistry sections. In honor of his years of service and his lifelong dedication to innovative teaching the Fredrick D. Williams Instructional Innovation Award was established.
Recognizes two faculty, one for a lecturer, professor of practice or assistant professor, and one for an associate professor or professor, for their outstanding contribution to the instructional mission of the university.
Distinguished Service Award
The Faculty Distinguished Service Award recognizes faculty whose service to the University community has significantly improved the quality of some aspect of campus or community life.
Making a Difference Award
- 2016 - Jesse Nordeng, “Creative Solutions”
40 Years of Service
- 2008 - Gary Agin
35 Years of Service
30 Years of Service
- 2015 - Bryan Suits