Rutgers Engineering Medal of Excellence 2022 Awards Event

Rutgers University's School of Engineering recognized the achievements of alumni at the Medal of Excellence and Distinguished Alumni Awards event on Thursday, October 27, 2022. Presented annually since 2006, the awards honor School of Engineering alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally since graduation while also raising scholarship funds to support student success. Johnson & Johnson was the presenting sponsor along with more than 25 other corporate sponsors. 

Awards were presented to (pictured below from left to right) Brian Reilly, Kiana Aran, Rita Marty, Tilak Lal, Christine Ho, and Squire Servance, celebrating their achievements across an array of engineering disciplines and demonstrating their success as innovators, business leaders, and role models for SoE students. Read more about each honoree below and see photos from the event.


The 2022 Honorees

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Medal of Excellence Award

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

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

Dean's Award for Service and Lifetime Achievement

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

Christine C. Ho (BS'10 Materials Science and Engineering)
Vice President, Technical Programs