Medal of Excellence 2022

October 27, 2022

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The Medal of Excellence Awards, established in 2006, recognize graduates of Rutgers University School of Engineering who have distinguished themselves professionally since graduation in industry, academia, government, research, and business, while raising scholarship funds to support success. 

Honorees are celebrated at a networking dinner event that is attended by alumni and SoE faculty and students, as well as an impressive representation of local industry members and other distinguished guests. In addition, the Rutgers Engineering Society (RES) presents its Distinguished Engineer Award at this event. Read honoree bios>>
Thursday, October 27, 2022
The Palace at Somerset Park
333 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08837
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | Cocktail Reception 
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Dinner and Award Presentations

Tickets and Sponsorships

Medal of Excellence 2022 Honorees

Medal of Excellence Award

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Tilak Lal (BS’84 Mechanical Engineering)
Managing Director, Head of Risk
Luminae Partners

Dean's Award for Service and Lifetime Achievement

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Brian P. Reilly (BS'80 Civil Engineering)
Senior Vice President (Retired)
Bechtel Group, Inc.







Distinguished Achievement in Research

Rita Marty (BS’93 Electrical Engineering)
Vice President-Network Security
AT&T Chief Security Organization

Distinguished Achievement in Industry

Squire J. Servance, Esq. (BS’04 Biomedical Engineering)
Founder and Managing Partner
Syridex Bio

Distinguished Young Alumnus

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Christine C. Ho (BS'10 Materials Science and Engineering)
Senior Technical Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer






Rutgers Engineering Alumni Distinguished Engineer Award


Kiana Aran, Ph.D. (PhD'12 Biomedical Engineering)
Cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer at Cardea Bio, Inc.
Associate Professor of Bioengineering at Keck Graduate Institute