Faculty Honors & Awards

Matthew Doty

UD College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Award 2012

Thomas Epps

American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry Fellow, 2021
American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Fellow, 2021
American Chemical Society (ACS) Expert, 2017
National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Arab-US, Frontiers of Engineering Participant, 2016
University of Notre Dame, Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Thiele Lectureship, 2016
University of Massachusetts, Amherst – Graduate Student of Diversity Lectureship, 2016
John H. Dillon Medal, American Physical Society (APS), 2016
Owens Corning Young Investigator Award, AIChE, 2015
Kavli Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, 2014
National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Japan-US, Frontiers of Science Participant, 2014
Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award, 2014
National Academy of Engineering (NAE) US-EU, Frontiers of Engineering Participant, 2013
Thomas and Kipp Gutshall Chair of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (UD), 2012
Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor Award (MIT), 2012

John Gillespie

SPE Fellow, 2018
ASTM Wayne W. Stinchcomb Memorial Award, 2016
SAMPE Fellow Award, 2015
SME College of Fellow, 2013
American Society for Civil Engineers Charles Pankow Award for Innovation, 2013
American Society for Composites Fellow, 2012
ASC Outstanding Research Award, 2009
Distinguished Career Alumni Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2009
SAMPE Faculty Advisors Award, 2001
SME J. H. “Jud” Hall Composites Manufacturing Award, 2000
ASCE Delaware Section Project of the Year Award, 1999
U.S. Army Paul A. Siple Memorial Award, 1998
DOD “Defense Basic Research-Rapid Transitions from the laboratory to the Field”, 1997

Anderson Janotti

Career award – Defects and Polarons in complex Materials Division of Materials Science, 2017
National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award, 2017
Named Fellow by American Physical Society, 2016
UCSB Solid State Lighting and Energy Center, Outstanding Researcher Achievement 2012

Arthi Jayaraman

American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Impact Award, 2021
Centennial Term Professorship for Excellence in Research and Education, 2020
NSF grant to support research on assembly of complex hybrid nanostructure, 2016 – 2017
Saville Lecturer, Princeton University 2016
Featured in Emerging Investigators in Materials Science-Materials Research Express 2015-16
Editorial Board, ACS Journals – Macromolecules and ACS Macroletters (2015-present)
Outstanding Faculty Graduate Teaching Award in Dept. of Chemical Engineering CU Boulder 2013-14
Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in Dept. of Chemical Engineering UC Boulder 2013-14
ACS Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE) Young Investigator 2014
Provost Faculty Achievement Award 2013
AIChE Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum Young Investigator Award 2013
Featured in Soft Matter‘s Emerging Investigators Issue 2013
Featured in Journal of Polymer Science B: Polymer Physics Young Investigators Issue
2013 Patten Faculty Fellow, University of Colorado (2011-15)

Xinqiao Jia

American Chemical Society Delaware Section Award, 2018
Invited Participation, National Cancer Institute NCI Strategic Workshop, “Biomimetic Tissue Engineered 2014 Systems for Advancing Cancer Research”
Technical Program Co-Chair, Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE), American Chemical Society Academic, 2015
Academic Award, Delaware BioScience Association Thematic Program Chair, 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting, “Materials for Health and Medicine”, 2010

Kristi Kiick

National Academy of Inventors
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, 2020
Blue and Gold Distinguished Professorship, University of Delaware, 2017
Bayer Distinguished Lectureship, University of Southern Mississippi, 2014
Fellow, American Chemical Society, 2014
Fellow, American Chemical Society Division of Polymer Chemistry, 2014
Selected participant, ELATE leadership program, Drexel University, 2013-2014
Delaware Biosciences Academic Research Award, 2013
Distinguished Service Award, Division of Polymer Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 2013
Meeting Chair, Fall 2013 Materials Research Society National Meeting, 2013
Trabant Award for Women’s Equity, University of Delaware, 2012
College of Fellows, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, 2012
University of Delaware Research Foundation Mentoring Award, 2011
Etter Memorial Lectureship in Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 2010
ACS POLY Division Program Chair, 2009-2011
Inaugural Stevenson Biomaterials Lectureship, Syracuse University, 2007
Outstanding Junior Faculty of Engineering Appointment, University of Delaware, 2005
Francis Alison Young Scholar Award, 2004
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2003
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Young Investigator Award, 2003
DuPont Young Professor Award, 2003
University of Delaware Research Foundation Award, 2002
Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award, 2001

April Kloxin

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award 2019
Biomaterials Science Lectureship 2019
Komen Career Catalyst Research Award 2016
University of Delaware Research Foundation Strategic Initiatives Award 2014
Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences 2013
National Science Foundation CAREER Award 2013
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Collaborative Research Grant 2013 & University of California-Davis Visiting Scholar
University of Delaware Research Foundation Award 2012

Christopher Kloxin

McNair Scholars Outstanding Advisor Award 2015
University of Delaware Research Foundation (UDRF) Award 2012 – 2014

LaShanda Korley

Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Polymer Materials Science & Engineering (PMSE)
American Institute of Chemical Engineers Gerry Lessells Award, 2021
Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, 2020
Nominated, Young Talent Award (1 of 6 internationally) Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 2013
Invited Participant Global Challenges Summit (US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), UK Royal Society of Engineering & Chinese Academy of Engineering), 2013
Japanese/American Frontiers of Science Symposium – Kavli Fellow, 2012 – 2016
NAE U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, 2012
DuPont Young Professor Award, 2011
CWRU Diekhoff Graduate Mentoring Award, 2011

Michael Mackay

Fellow of the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division, American Society of Chemistry, 2015

David Martin

Fellow of the Materials Research Society, 2021
Fellow of the American Chemical Society, 2015 – 2016
MRS Communication Lecture Award, 2016
University of Michigan Materials Science and Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award 2013
President, Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering Division, American Chemical Society 2013

Robert Opila

Fulbright Scholar, 2012-2013
Visiting Professor, School of Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy, UNSW, Sydney, 2013

Darrin Pochan

Elected chair of the Division of Polymer Physics of the American Chemical Society, 2017 – 2018
NSF grant to support research on the assembly of complex hybrid nanostructure, 2016 – 2017
Named Fellow of the American Chemical Society, PMSE Division, 2013
Named NextPower Distinguished Chair Professor, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, 2012

John Rabolt

2018 Award for Cooperative Research in Polymer Science and Engineering from the American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (co-recipient: Bruce Chase)
Member, National Academy of Inventors, 2014
MRS Innovation in Materials Characterization Award (co-recipient: Bruce Chase), 2013
Fellow, Society of Applied Spectroscopy, 2012

Syed Ismat Shah

Excellence in Outreach & Global Community Service Award, College of Engineering, 2016
Syed Shah Madhuri and Jagdish N. Sheth International Alumni Award for Exceptional Achievement, University of Illinois, 2013
Society of Vacuum Coaters, Mentor Award, 2012

Joshua Zide

Fellow – AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing, 2021
UD College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 2017
Invited Participant in the NAS Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, 2017
American Vacuum Society – Peter Mark Memorial Award, 2014
Department of Energy Early Career Award, 2012
North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy (NAMBE) Young Investigator Award, 2011
Office of Naval Research Young Investigator, 2009