Call for Nominations: Engineering Faculty Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the School of Engineering's annual faculty recognition awards: Faculty of the Year and Outstanding Engineering Faculty. These awards are an important opportunity for our SoE community—faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors, and board members—to recognize the special achievements and contributions of our dedicated faculty members.

Nomination deadline is January 29, 2022. All nominations should be submitted to Kendra Cameron at

Faculty of the Year

This award recognizes exceptional contributions of the SoE faculty to the School of Engineering, the University, the engineering profession, the scientific community and/or society at large. Recipients of the Faculty of the Year Award will be recognized at a Faculty reception, where they will receive a plaque and a monetary award in the amount of $5,000 to be used to support their continued research and scholarship activities.

Nomination Procedure

1. Nominations are open to all tenured and tenured-track SoE faculty members with tenured or tenure-track appointments at the SoE. All nominations are due by May 25, 2020.
2. Nominations may be submitted by any member of the SoE community (Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Donors, Board Members, etc). Self-nominations will not be considered.

Nomination package should consist of:

1. A one-page nomination letter summarizing the exceptional accomplishment/s (required)
2. A two-page curriculum vitae (required)
3. Relevant supplemental information (optional)

Selection Procedure

1. The recipient will be selected by a committee appointed by the School of Engineering dean.
2. Eligible committee members include previous recipients of the SoE Medal of Excellence and Faculty of the Year.
Previous Awardees
          2019-2020 Dr. Susan Albin
          2018-2019 Dr. Yicheng Lu
          2017-2018 Dr. Lisa Klein
          2016-2017 Dr. Dipankar Raychaudhuri
          2015-2016 Dr. Ali Maher
          2014-2015 Dr. Fernando Muzzio
2013-2014 Dr. Andrew Norris
2012-2013 Dr. Nenad Gucunski
2011-2012 Dr. Prabhas Moghe

Outstanding Engineering Faculty

The award will be given to one or two outstanding faculty in engineering programs at Rutgers. Recipients of the Outstanding Engineering Faculty Award will be recognized at a Faculty reception, where they will receive a plaque and a monetary award in the amount of $1,000.

Award Criteria
There will be three main criteria for selecting the Outstanding Engineering Faculty:

Scholarship The nomination package should describe recognition of the faculty’s research and contributions to the state of the art, in the form of scholarly publications (journal or conference), conference presentations, invitations to present talks, local or national awards, etc.

Teaching The candidate should have illustrated excellence in teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

Service The award recipient should have devoted time and effort to service inside and outside their department, in the School of Engineering, and at Rutgers University and in their profession.

Nomination Procedure

Nominations are open to Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor I and Distinguished Professor. Nominations should be submitted by SoE department chairs by May 25, 2020. Only one nomination per department.

Nomination package should consist of:

1. Nomination letter by chair.
2. Resume of faculty member including teaching record (student evaluations).
3. Two letters of recommendation of independent evaluators outside Rutgers

Selection Procedure

The Outstanding Engineering Faculty Award will be selected by the School of Engineering Industry Advisory Board.

Previous Awardees
          2019-2020 Dr. Joseph Freeman
          2018-2019 Dr. Javier Diez Garias
          2017-2018 Dr. Benjamin Glasser
          2016-2017 Dr. Laura Fabris
          2015-2016 Dr. Assimina Pelegri
          2014-2015 Dr. Charles Roth
2013-2014 Dr. Marco Gruteser
2012-2013 Dr. Wade Trappe and Dr. Ioannis Androulakis
2011-2012 Dr. Marianthi Ierapetritou and Dr. David Shreiber