2018 Faculty News: Awards and Honors

December 12, 2018Ni-Bin Chang, professor, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in 2018 and was recognized for his contributions to the field of nutrient monitoring, removal, and possible recovery in aquatic environment.

November 22, 2018Ni-Bin Chang, professor, has been appointed as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in 2018 by the IEEE Systems Council.

November 14, 2018Seetha Raghavan, associate professor, was featured in Chevron’s “Thank Your Role Model” commercial. She is one of several women in STEM featured for Chevron’s Thank Your Role Model campaign, which celebrates the role models who have inspired women to seek careers in science, technology, engineering or math.

September 7, 2018Sudipta Seal, Pegasus Professor, was inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.

September 6, 2018Sumit Jha, associate professor, received a $1 million National Science Foundation grant to make computer chips that can process big data in record time without overheating. See the UCF Today story here.

August 30, 2018Talea Mayo, assistant professor, was named a 2018 Early-Career Research Fellow by the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

June 18, 2018Vladimir Boginski, associate professor, was selected by the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to participate in the 2018 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering (JAFOE) symposium organized in cooperation with the Engineering Academy of Japan.

June 5, 2018 — Sudipta Seal, Pegasus Professor, was one of just four Americans and 20 scientists worldwide to be inducted to the World Academy of Ceramics.

May 23, 2018Necati Catbas, professor, was awarded Aftab Mufti medal from the International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII) and Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring (SHM).  The medal was awarded for Dr. Catbas and his team’s work “Performance-based structural health monitoring through an innovative hybrid data interpretation framework.”

April 27, 2018Thomas Wahl, assistant professor, was awarded the Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award by the Natural Hazards Division of the European Geoscience Union.

March 30, 2018Necati Catbas, professor, was honored with UCF’s inaugural Luminary Award, presented to those who are academic leaders in their field and are making contributions to the world that are making a significant impact.

March 30, 2018Kevin Mackie, associate professor, received the Arthur N. L. Chiu Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, presented to outstanding Chi Epsilon Chapter Advisors.

March 9, 2018Thomas Wahl, assistant professor, was selected for the New (Early Career) Investigator Program Award in Earth Science from NASA.

January 8, 2018Subith Vasu, associate professor, was formally inducted into the AIAA Class of 2018 Associate Fellows. The grade of Associate Fellow recognizes individuals “who have accomplished or been in charge of important engineering or scientific work, or who have done original work of outstanding merit, or who have otherwise made outstanding contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics.”