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Faculty

Faculty Awards & Distinctions

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
Latha Venkataraman, 2011
Simon Billinge, 1995-1997
Gerald Navratil, 1984

Alfven Prize
Allen Boozer, 2010

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow
Mark Cane
Michal Lipson
Aron Pinczuk
Horst Stormer

American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
Mark Cane
Aron Pinczuk

American Ceramic Society Fellow
Siu-Wai Chan, 2008

American Crystallographic Association Warren Award
Simon Billinge, 2018

American Geophysical Union Atmospheric Science Section Ascent Award
Adam Sobel, 2014

American Geophysical Union Fellow
Mark Cane
Lorenzo Polvani
Marc Spiegelman

American Mathematical Society Fellow
Michael Weinstein, 2013

American Meteorological Society Fellow
Mark Cane
Lorenzo Polvani

American Meteorological Society Meisinger Award
Adam Sobel, 2009

American Meteorological Society Sverdrup Gold Medal
Mark Cane, 1992

American Philosophical Society
Horst Stormer

American Physical Society Fellows
Simon Billinge
Allen Boozer
Siu-Wai Chan
C.K. Chu
Alexander Gaeta
Irving Herman
Thomas Marshall
Michael Mauel
Gerald Navratil
Gertrude Neumark
I.C. Noyan
Richard Osgood
Aron Pinczuk
Lorenzo Polvani
Steve Sabbagh
Amiya Sen
Horst Stormer
Latha Venkataraman
Wen Wang
Chris Wiggins

American Physical Society Dawson Award
Gerald Navratil, 2007

American Physical Society Oliver E. Buckley Prize
Aron Pinczuk, 1994
Horst Stormer, 1984

Army Research Office Young Investigator Award
Alexander Gaeta, 1995

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Gordon Bell Prize Finalist
Qiang Du, 2016

AXA Award in Climate and Extreme Weather
Adam Sobel, 2014

Blavatnik Award
Michal Lipson

Cody Award in Ocean Sciences from Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Mark Cane, 2003

DARPA Young Faculty Award
Nanfang Yu, 2015
Chris Marianetti, 2013

Deutscheforschunggemeinschaft Fellowship
Katayn Barmak, 1994

Franklin Medal in Physics of the Franklin Institute
Horst Stormer, 1998

Fulbright Scholarship
Simon Billinge, 2011

Fusion Power Associates Distinguished Career Award
Robert Gross, 1993

Fusion Power Associates Leadership Award
Gerald Navratil, 2006

Fusion Power Associates Excellence in Fusion Engineering Award
Francesco Volpe, 2015
Michael Mauel, 2000

Goethe Universitaet, Honorary Ph.D.
Horst Stormer, 2002

Guggenheim Fellows
Siu-Wai Chan, 2003
Wen Wang, 2000
Richard Osgood, 1989
C.K. Chu, 1971-72

Hanawalt Award
I.C. Noyan 2019
Simon Billinge, 2010

Harry Fielding Reid Medal of the Seismological Society of America
Christopher Scholz, 2016

IBM Faculty Award
Michal Lipson

IEEE Fellow
Alexander Gaeta
Michal Lipson
Richard Osgood
Wen Wang

IEEE Photonics Award
Michal Lipson, 2019

Knight’s Commanders Cross of the Order of Merit, Germany
Horst Stormer, 1999

MacArthur Fellow
Michal Lipson

National Academy of Sciences,
Jefferson Science Fellow, U.S. Department of State

Michael Mauel, 2006

National Academy of Sciences Member
Mark Cane
Michael Lipson
Horst Stormer

National Academy of Sciences Comstock Prize in Physics
Michael Lipson

Naval Research Young Investigator Award
Alexander Gaeta, 1993

New York City Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Science and Technology
Horst Stormer, 2000

Nobel Prize
Horst Stormer, 1998 in Physics

NSF Early Career Award
Michal Lipson

Officier dans L’Ordre de la Legion d’Honneur, France
Horst Stormer

Optical Society of America Fellow
Alexander Gaeta
Irving Herman
Michal Lipson
Richard Osgood

Optical Society of America, R.W. Wood Award
Richard Osgood, 1991

Otto Klung Physics Award, Freie Universitat
Horst Stormer, 1985

Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering
Latha Venkataraman, 2008
Adam Sobel, 2000

SIAM Fellow
Qiang Du, 2013
Michael Weinstein, 2010

SIAM Martin Kruskal Prize
Michael Weinstein, 2018

SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize
Qiang Du  (2016, with Xiaochuan Tian)

Simons Foundation Math+X Investigator Award
Michael Weinstein, 2015

Universidad Autonoma of Madrid, Honorary Doctorate
Aron Pinczuk

University of Minnesota, Distinguished Ordway Visitor
Michael Weinstein, 2011-2012

Vetlesen Prize
Mark A. Cane, 2017

Young Investigator Award
Chris Marianetti (NSF Career Award, 2012)
Latha Venkataraman (NSF Career Award, 2008)
Thomas Pedersen (Department of Fusion Energy Sciences, Junior Faculty Award 2002, NSF Career Award 2005)
William Bailey (Army Research Office 2002, NSF Career Award, 2003)
Adam Sobel (NASA New Investigator Award, 2001)
Katayun Barmak (National Young Investigator Award, 1994)
Lorenzo Polvani (NSF Young Investigator Award, 1994)
Siu-Wai Chan (Presidential Faculty Fellow, 1993)

Columbia University Awards

Great Teacher Award (Society of Columbia Graduates from CC and SEAS)
Lorenzo Polvani, 2008
C.K. Chu, 1985
Thomas Marshall, 1984
Amiya Sen, 1984

Honorary Doctor of Science
C.K. Chu, 2006
Gertrude Neumark (deceased), 2008

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Mentoring Award
Adam Sobel, 2010

Research Initiatives in Science and Engineering (RISE) Competition
Chris Marianetti, 2013
Latha Venkataraman, 2016
Yuan Yang, 2017

Columbia Engineering - School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) Awards
Marc Spiegelman (Columbia Engineering Alumni Association's Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, 2020)
Katayun Barmak (SEAS Kim Award for Faculty Involvement, 2017)
Siu-Wai Chan (SEAS Janette and Armen Avanessians Diversity Award, 2012)
Latha Venkataraman (SEAS Kim Award for Faculty Involvement, 2010)
Aron Pinczuk (SEAS Janette and Armen Avanessians Diversity Award, 2008)
Chris Wiggins (SEAS Janette and Armen Avanessians Diversity Award, 2007)
Marc Spiegelman (SEAS Alumni Teaching Award, SEAS Kim Award, 2004)
Lorenzo Polvani (Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, SEAS Alumni Assoc., 1997)
Michael Mauel (Teacher of the Year, SEAS Undergraduates, 1994)
I.C. Noyan (Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1993)

Faculty Service

American Ceramic Society
Siu-Wai Chan, chair of the Electronics Division, 2007

American Meteorological Society:
Committee for Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics
Adam Sobel, member 2005, chair 2007-present

American Physical Society, Executive Committee of the Plasma Physics
Allen Boozer, secretary/treasurer 1989-1990, Chair 1998-2001
Michael Mauel, 1989-1990, vice-chair of Plasma Physics 2001-2002
Gerald Navratil, 2000, 2001

American Physical Society
Thomas Marshall, member Study Group on Directed Energy Weapons, 1985-l987
Thomas Marshall, report to APS publication in Review of Modern Physics, July 1987

American Vacuum Society, Surface Science Division
Richard Osgood, executive board member, 2007 - present

Brookhaven National Laboratory Scientific Advisory Board
Richard Osgood, vice-chair, 1998-2000

CLIVAR (Climate Variability and Predictability project of the World
Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

Mark Cane, co-chair International CLIVAR NEG-1, Co-chair U.S. 1995-1998

CLIVAR/PAGES Working Group
Mark Cane, 2000-2005

Continuing Education of the American Crystallographic Association
Simon Billinge, Secretary 2003-2005; Chairman of the Executive Committee, 2005-2007

DARPA Defense Sciences Research Council
Richard Osgood, member of steering committee, 1991-1998

Department of Basic Energy Sciences
Richard Osgood, advisory committee member, 1989-1991
Richard Osgood, chair of Facilities Committee of Visitors, 2007
Richard Osgood, member of Energy Research Advisory Panel on Advanced Isotope Separation, 1980

International Commission on Powder Diffraction of the Union of Crystallography
Simon Billinge, Executive Committee, 2005-2007

Materials Research Society
Katayun Barmak, Technical Chair MRS Meeting, 1999
Richard Osgood, councilor, 1984-1986

Nation Academy of Science (NAS) Boards: Army Science & Technology
Richard Osgood, board on DIA

National Science Foundation Workshop on Cyber Infrastructure for Materials Science
Simon Billinge, Chairman, 2006

Neutron Scattering Society of America
Simon Billinge, Vice President, 2005-2008

Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Qiang Du, Chair of SIAM Activity Group on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science, 2016-2018

US National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, the National Academies
Qiang Du, USNC-TAM committee member, 2016-2019

University Fusion Association Executive Committee
Allen Boozer, president, 1992
Michael Mauel, president, 1997-1998
Gerald Navratil, executive committee, 1986-1988; 2000-present, secretary/treasurer, 1988-1989, vice-president, 1990; 2003-2004, president, 1991; 2005-2006

Faculty Books

Faculty Books

  • Katayun Barmak (with Kevin Coffey, eds.,) "Metallic Films for Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Applications: Structure, Processing and Properties," Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials, No. 40, 2014.
  • Daniel Bienstock, "Potential Function Methods for Approximately Solving Linear Programming Problems Theory and Practice," Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 2002.
  • Daniel Bienstock, "Electrical Transmission System Cascades and Vulnerability: An Operations Research Viewpoint," Mathematical Optimization Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2015.
  • S. J. L. Billinge (with T. Egami,) "Underneath the Bragg Peaks: Structural Analysis of Complex Materials," Elsevier Science, Oxford, 2004.
  • Herbert Goldstein (deceased), "Classical Mechanics," Addison Wesley, 3rd edition, 2002.
  • Robert A. Gross (deceased), "Fusion Energy," John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1984.
  • Irving P. Herman, "Coming Home to Math: Become Comfortable with the Numbers that Rule Your Life," World Scientific Publishing Co, 2020.
  • Irving P. Herman, "Physics of the Human Body," Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg-New York, 1st edition, 2007, 2nd edition 2015.
  • Irving P. Herman, "Optical Diagnostics for Thin Film Processing," Academic Press, Inc., 1996.
  • Thomas C. Marshall (Emeritus), "Free Electron Lasers," Macmillan, New York, 1985.
  • I.C. Noyan (with J. Cohen,) "Residual Stress: Measurement by Diffraction and Interpretation," Springer-Verlag, New York 1987.
  • Christopher Scholz, "Stick-Slip", CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014.
  • Adam H. Sobel (with T. Schneider, eds.), "The Global Circulation of the Atmosphere," Princeton University Press, 2007.
  • Adam H. Sobel, "Storm Surge," Harper-Collins, 2014.

Adjunct Faculty Books

  • Antonoyiannakis, Manolis & Tsetseris, Leonidas (translators/editors), Trachanas, Stefanos (author), "An Introduction to Quantum Physics: A First Course for Physicists, Chemists, Materials Scientists, and Engineers," Wiley-VCH, Berlin, 2017.
  • C. Julian Chen, "Elements of the Human Voice," World Scientific Publishing Co., 2016.
  • C. Julian Chen, "Physics of Solar Energy," John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011.

Students

Undergraduate Student Awards

Applied Physics Faculty Award
Awarded to an outstanding graduating senior in the applied physics program.

2020 Marcos Andrés Miller

2019 Betty Hu

2018 Alex Sandomirsky

2017 Lauren Riddiford

2016 Richard Creswell

2015 Minyong Han

2014 Matthew Miecnikowski

2013 Dillon Liu

2012 Sky Cheung

2011 Daniel Cosson

2010 Seth Davidovits (SEAS Valedictorian)

2009 Michael Shulman

2008 Yoni Ben Tov & Dennis Boyle

2007 Stephanie Stattel

2006 Arthur Lipstein

2005 Mark Kendall

2004 Benjamin Chu

2003 Charles Lanks

2002 Jonathan Hodgers

2001 Daniel Herrmann

2000 Troy Abe

1999 Peter Leong

1998 Kolo Wamba

1997 Anna Domnich

1996 Dmitry Krylov

1995 Michael Koltonyuk

1994 Imand Jureidini

1993 Russell Singer

1992 Chester Eng

1991 David Jablonski

1990 Chinh Doan

1989 Eric Won

1988 Andrew Bazarko

1987 Kevin McGrattan

1986 Jay Jubas

 

Applied Mathematics Faculty Award
Awarded to an outstanding graduating senior in the applied mathematics program.

2020 Emma Schecter (SEAS Valedictorian)

2019 Daniel Edelberg

2018 HaoDi Liu

2017 Andreas Soto

2016 Dorcas Shih-Chia Huang

2015 Andrew Kaluzny (SEAS Salutatorian)

2014 Kui Tang

2013 Timothy Foreman

2012 William Neiswanger

2011 Kyler Siegel

2010 Wayne Shu

2009 Stanley Snelson (SEAS Salutatorian)

2008 Tian Xie

2007 Sohrab Shahshahani

2006 Isaac Greenbaum (SEAS Valedictorian)

2005 Bogdan Caprita

2004 Joon Meng Tan

2003 Ranbir Chowdhary

2002 Shen Li

2001 Lovell David Shao

2000 James Murphy

1999 Paul Czkwianianc

1998 Alex Goldman

1997 Walyand Oong and Jesse Perla

1996 Feryal Ozel

1995 Marshall Kuo

1994 Andrew Mogilyansky

1993 John Kuo

1992 Kara Lisi

1991 Itai Zukerman

1990 Gregory Schreiber

1989 Shawn Kolitch and David Senouf

1988 Patrick Lin

1987 Yong Shin

1986 no award

1985 no award

1984 Stanley Alaman

1983 Terrence Boult

1982 Louis Minion

1981 Balan Nair

1980 James Synder

 

Materials Science and Engineering: Francis B. F. Rhodes Prize
Established by Eben Erskine Olcott of the Engineering Class of 1874, in memory of his classmate, Francis Rhodes, School of Mines Class of 1874, this prize is awarded from time to time to the member of the graduating class in materials science and metallurgical engineering who shows the greatest proficiency in his or her course of study.

2020 Mateo Navarro Goldaraz

2019 Evan Spotte-Smith

2017 Erica Yee

2016 Adam Michael Jaffe

2015 Joseph Eun

2014 Rohit Prasanna

2013 Annabel Chew

2012 Suraj Cheema

2011 Daniel Gledhill

2010 Grace Chen

2009 Vivek Singh

2008 Stephen Choy

2006 Emily Hwang

2005 Johannes Tan

2004 Shannon Ferguson

2003 Wendy Wing Yan Yip

2002 Papot Jaroenapibal

2000 Alexander Blair Papandrew
 

Robert Gross Fund
The Robert Gross Fund, established in 1999 by friends of Robert Gross, awards an annual scholarship to an Applied Physics undergraduate student. Preference is given to students with an interest in plasma physics or jet propulsion.

 

APAM Major Named SEAS Valedictorian

2020 Emma Schecter

2010 Seth Davidovits

2006 Isaac Greenbaum

APAM Major Named SEAS Salutatorian

2016 Seth Olsen

2015 Andrew Kaluzny

2011 Michael Hao Wang

2009 Stanley Snelson

 

George Vincent Wendell Memorial Medal
Established in 1924 by the friends in the alumni and faculty of the late Professor George Vincent Wendell to honor and perpetuate his memory; a certificate and medal awarded annually by choice of the class and faculty to that member of the graduating class who best exemplifies his ideals of character, scholarship, and service.
2006 Timothy Merlis

 

Marshall Scholarship
2013 Dylan Liu

 

American Nuclear Society (ANS) Award

1987 Szelim Kong

1986 no award

1985 David Weber

1984 Raymond Powell

1983 no award

1982 Jeffrey Isaacson and Asjad Iqbal

1981 no award

1980 Nestor Teodor-Mazilu

1979 Elizabeth Selcow

1978 Thomas Morgan

1977 Robert Seth Goldberg

1976 Vincent Manno

1975 no award

1974 Craig Finnan

1973 John Valente

1972 no award

1971 Andrew Larson

Robert Gross Fund

The Robert Gross Fund, established in 1999 by friends of Robert Gross, awards an annual scholarship to an Applied Physics undergraduate student. Preference is given to students with an interest in plasma physics or jet propulsion.

Gross Scholarship Award Winners

2017-2018 Max Aalto EN‘18

2014-2016 Sean Ballinger EN’16

2012-2013 Eric Sacks EN’13

2010-2011 Daniel Cosson EN’11

2006-2009 Mikhail Klassen EN’09

2003-2005 Sarah Angelini EN’05

 

Robert A. Gross was a scientist, educator, and leader who served as the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science’s 11th dean from 1982 until 1990.

Robert Gross joined Columbia as a Professor of Engineering Science in 1960, having already made significant contributions to the field of supersonic combustion and shock dynamics while an engineer at Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corp. His work in combustion was recognized with the Waverly Gold Medal for New Research and AIAA G. Pendray award.

At Columbia, he explored the emerging field of plasma physics and controlled fusion research. With C.K. “John” Chu, he co-founded in 1962 the Columbia Plasma Physics Laboratory which carried out sponsored research of $2 million per year for 30 years and trained more than 100 scientists and engineers. He took great pleasure teaching and advising his students including 25 doctoral candidates, many of who he continued to mentor throughout their careers. He was also recognized for his excellence in teaching by the Society of Columbia Graduates who honored him in 1974 with the Great Teacher Award. Gross also wrote a seminal textbook, Fusion Energy.

Through his research, Gross became a worldwide authority in plasma shock phenomena and the equilibrium and stability of high pressure magnetized plasma systems. He served on numerous Department of Energy advisory committees that defined the direction of fusion power research in the United States.

After serving three years as founding chair of Columbia’s Department of Applied Physics and Nuclear Engineering and six years as chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Gross was named the 11th dean of Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science.

As dean, he established one of the first National Science and Technology Centers awarded by the National Science Foundation in the area of telecommunications research. Building on this initiative, Dean Gross envisioned a new research building to provide modern experimental research facilities for telecommunications, microelectronics, and computer and information systems. He successfully raised $36 million in a 40-year no-interest loan and $6 million gift from the State of New York, allowing Columbia to build a new research facility. Morris A. Schapiro Hall, or the Center for Engineering Physical Science Research, opened in 1992.

Together with his wife, Elee K. Gross, Prof. Gross spent countless hours with undergraduate and graduate students not only during the day, but also at their home in New Rochelle and then later as residents of East Campus and at their apartment on Riverside Drive. His focus on encouraging students, especially those from less privileged backgrounds and those from abroad, was in large part the reason he was so pleased that his former students and others created the Robert A. Gross Scholarship Fund.

Prof. Gross was not just a man of science, but he loved a good political discussion and, with his wife Elee, they were legionary for their attendance, for decades, at Columbia football home games regardless of the weather, and for their passion for attending concerts and enjoying theater.

During his sabbaticals, Prof. Gross — who loved to travel around the world — taught and studied at Leiden University (Netherlands), Stanford University (California) and at the University of Sydney and Flinders University (Australia).

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in 1949, Gross earned his Ph.D. in applied physics from Harvard in 1952. Over the course of his career, he received numerous honors, including the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Fulbright-Hays Fellowship twice. He was a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He was honored for his life's work by Fusion Power Associates in 1993.

Robert Gross, the Percy K. and Vida L.W. Hudson Professor of Applied Physics, retired from Columbia Engineering in 1995.

Robert Simon Memorial Prize

The Robert Simon Memorial Prize for the Most Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation

The Robert Simon Memorial Prize is awarded annually by the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics to the graduate student who has completed the most outstanding dissertation. Should no graduate student’s dissertation qualify in any given year, the prize may be awarded to either the most outstanding student who has completed a master of science degree in the Department or to the most outstanding graduating senior in the Department. The Department chair in consultation with the Department faculty selects the awardee.

Robert Simon (December 25, 1919–February 11, 2001) received a B.A. degree cum laude in classics from the City College of New York in 1941, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.A. in mathematics from Columbia University in 1949. Between 1941 and 1944, Mr. Simon was a lieutenant in the United States Armed Forces serving in England, France, and Italy. He participated in the D-Day operation as a navigator for a plane that dropped paratroopers in the vicinity of Omaha Beach. General Dwight Eisenhower personally shook his hand and wished him well the night before the D-Day assault.

Mr. Simon, who was born and lived in New York City, spent a lifetime making valuable contributions to the field of computer science. Starting in 1953, he worked for 15 years at Sperry's Univac Division in various capacities including marketing, planning, systems engineering, systems programming, and information services. He also spent a year working at the Fairchild Engine Division as director of the Engineering Computer Group. He personally directed the establishment of several company computer centers at sites throughout the United States. Between 1969 and 1973, he was a partner with American Science Associates, a venture capital firm. Mr. Simon was a founder and vice president of Intech Capital Corporation and served on its board from 1972 to 1981 and a founder and member of the board of Leasing Technologies International, Inc. from 1983 until his retirement in 1995.

The prize was established in 2001 by Dr. Jane Faggen with additional support from friends and relatives of Mr. Simon.

2020 Jyotirmoy Mandal

2019 Norman Nan Shi

2018 Zhaoyi Li

2017 James Lee-Thorp

2016  Brian Capozzi and Hande Öztürk

2015 John Dwyer

2014 Sriharsha Aradhya

2013 Monica Chahal

2012 Maria (Masha) Kamenetska

2011 Melinda Han

2010 Jeremy Hanson

2009 Ozgur Kalenci and Gideon Simpson

2008 Yongfeng Guan

2007 Remi Lefrancois

2006 Kui Ren

2005 Irene Dujovne

2004 Xuan Gao

2003 Charles Kerbage

2002 Mark Crowder

Alumni

Alumni Awards

American Physical Society (APS) Dawson Award
1996 Fred Levinton (Applied Physics Ph.D. 1983)
2007 Andrea Garofalo (Applied Physics Ph.D. 1997)
2014 Chris Hegna (Applied Physics Ph.D. 1989)

American Physical Society (APS) Fellow
Steven Sabbagh (Applied Physics, Ph.D. 1990)
Jonathan E. Spanier (Applied Physics Ph.D. 2001)

American Physical Society (APS) Landau-Spitzer Award
2016 Steven Sabbagh (Applied Physics, Ph.D. 1990)
2018 John Wright (Applied Physics, B.S. 1991)

American Physical Society (APS) Rosenbluth Award
2018 Seth Davidovits (Applied Physics, B.S. 2010)

Association for Woman in Mathematics Dissertation Prize
2018 Xiaochuan Tian (Applied Mathematics Ph.D 2017)

Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) Ken Doolan Memorial Prize
Stacey Hirsch (Applied Physics B.S. 206)

Career Communications Group's Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA)
Nicholas C. M. Fuller (Applied Physics Ph.D. 2002)

Columbia University Samuel Johnson Medal
2016 Ralph Izzo (Applied Physics Ph.D. 1981)

Department of Energy E.O. Lawrence Award
1998 Dan Cacuci (Applied Physics Ph.D. 1978)

International Atomic Energy Agency's Nuclear Fusion Award
2009 Steven Sabbagh (Applied Physics, Ph.D. 1990)

New York Academy of Sciences’s Blavatnik Award
2012 Michael Hahn (Applied Physics Ph.D. 2009)

Optical Society of America: R.W. Wood Prize
2007 Bahram Jalali (Applied Physics Ph.D. 1989)

PPPL's Kaul Foundation Prize
2017 Brian Grierson (Applied Physics Ph.D. 2009)

Research and Development Council of New Jersey Edison Patent Award
2017 Phil Efthimion (Applied Physics Ph.D. 1977)

Rutgers University Honorary Degree
2013 Ralph Izzo (Applied Physics Ph.D. 1981)