2013 Faculty Recognition Breakfast


Friday, May 10, 2013
9:30 am

Mulligan's Grill and Pub
Golf Course
University of Maryland

For more information, please contact:
Felicia Stephenson, Phone: 301-405-5297 | Email: felicia@umd.edu

2013 Award Recipients
(May 2012 - May 2013)


Prof. Ashwani Gupta
“Energy for the Future - Challenges and Opportunities”
World Green Energy & Resources Congress (Changwon, S. Korea)

Prof. Patrick McCluskey
“MEMS and MEMS Packaging for High Temperature and Other Harsh Environments”
IMAPS Device Packaging Conference (Phoenix, AZ)

Prof. Ali Mosleh
“Risk Assessment and Extreme Events”
5th Preparatory Conference on Climate and Development for International Science Forum 2013 (Brazil)

“Frontiers of Risk and Reliability”
Petrobras International Reliability Conference (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

“Delivering on the Promise: PRA, Decisions, and Real Events”
11th Int’l Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management (Helsinki, Finland)

Prof. Reinhard Radermacher
“Thoughts on Robust System Design”
5th International Conference on Cryogenics and Refrigeration (Hangzhou, China)

“Emerging Challenges for the HVAC Industry”
2012 International Symposium on Refrigeration Technology (Zhuhai, China)

Prof. Peter Sandborn (with G. Haddad, and T. Jazouli)
“The Cost and Availability Impacts of the Incorporation of Prognostics and Health Management into Systems”
Schlumberger Reliability and Maintainability Workshop (Sugar Land, TX)


Minta Martin Professorships

Prof. Bala Balachandran          Prof Mohammad Modarres
Prof. Amr Baz                          Prof. Reinhard Radermacher

Prof. Teng Li
2012 E. Robert Kent Outstanding Teaching Award for Junior Faculty
Presented to a Clark School junior faculty member for excellence in teaching.

Prof. Don DeVoe
2013 USM Regents Faculty Award for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity
Presented to faculty members who have "shown evidence of exceptional scholarship, research, or creative accomplishments that extend or deepen the bounds of knowledge."

Prof. Don DeVoe (with Omid Rahmanian)}
Invention of the Year – Physical Sciences Category

“A Method for Rapid, Inexpensive Prototyping of Microfluidic Devices”

Prof. Reinhard Radermacher
University of Maryland Distinguished International Service Award
Honors faculty or staff who have a distinguished international career and has made significant contributions to the development of international institutional programs for the university.

Honoree - 6th Annual University-Wide Celebration of Scholarship and Research


  • Prof. Nikhil Chopra - Promoted to Associate Professor with tenure
  • Prof. Michel Cukier - Appointed Director, Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES), Associate Director for Education, Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2)
  • Prof. Jaydev Desai – Promoted to Full Professor
  • Dr. Jin-Oh Hahn - Appointed Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Yunho Hwang - Promoted to Research Professor
  • Prof. Ken Kiger - Promoted to Professor
  • Dr. Johan Larsson - Appointed Assistant Professor
  • Prof. Teng Li - Promoted to Associate Professor with tenure
  • Prof. C.D. (Dan) Mote – Nominated to be NAE President
  • Prof. Peter Sandborn - Appointed Director of  Mtech
  • Prof. Santiago Solares - Promoted to Associate Professor with tenure
  • Prof. Jim Wallace - Appointed Professor Emeritus


  • Prof. Don DeVoe - Appointed Associate Chair for Research & Administration
  • Prof. Ken Kiger - Appointed Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Prof. Elizabeth Smela – Appointed M&M Division Leader


  • Prof. Ashwani Gupta (with E.E. Khalil, K.M. Bryden, and S. Lee)
    Best Paper Award - 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
    “Mixture Preparation Effects on Distributed Combustion for Gas Turbine Applications”
  • Prof. S.K. Gupta (with S. Bista, S. Chowdhury, and A. Varshney)
    Best Paper Award – ASME’s Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
    “Using GPUs for Realtime Prediction of Optical Forces on Microsphere Ensembles”


  • Prof. Ali Mosleh - Elected Fellow of the American Nuclear Society  
  • Dr. Yunho Hwang - Exceptional Service Award
    American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), to be awarded June 2013.


Prof. Santiago Solares (with Dr. Hendrik Hölscher)
“Cantilever with Paddle for Operation in Dual-Frequency Mode”
U.S. Patent 8,250,668; August 21, 2012

Prof. Don DeVoe (with Mr. Chia-Wen Tsao)
“Low Temperature Polymer Bonding Using UV/Ozone Surface Treatment”
U.S. Patent 8,293,061; October 23, 2012

Prof. Michael Zachariah (with Mr. Prahalad Parthangal and Dr. Richard E. Cavicchi)
“Nanowire Assembly and a Gas Sensing Device Having Said Assembly”
U.S. Patent 8,324,703; December 4, 2012

Prof. Jaydev Desai (with Mr. Chad Kessens)
“System, Method, and Apparatus for Suction Gripping”
U.S. Patent 8,382,174; February 26, 2013

Prof. Elizabeth Smela (with Mr. Xuezheng Wang)
“Structures and Methods for Increasing the Speed of Electroactive Polymers”
U.S. Patent 8,383,226; February 26, 2013

Prof. Ashwani Gupta
“A Novel Method to Generate Renewable Liquid Matters and Fuels Using Ultra High Temperature Steam Pyrolysis of Lingo-Cellulose Based Raw Materials”
Swedish patent granted on bio-oil production directly from biomass by hydrodeoxygenation (HDO)


Prof. Mike Ohadi
Elected Accredited Member, The European Process Intensification Center
In recognition of contributions in heat and mass transfer augmentation.

ITherm 2012 Award, 13th Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechncial Phenomenon in Electronic Systems
Awarded for distinguished contributions in Panel Discussions and Track Co-Chair

Nominee,  2013 ASHRAE Campbell Award
In recognition of contributions in Research, Educational, and Professional Outreach activities in the sciences and applications of HVAC and refrigeration systems. 

Prof. George Dieter
Distinguished Life Member Award, Alpha Sigma Mu
(The professional honor society for Materials and Engineering)

Prof. Ashwani Gupta
Honorary Doctorate degree in Energy and Engineering Science, Univ. of Wisconsin Milwaukee
For extraordinary contributions as a highly prolific researcher, teacher and academic leader.

Prof. Shapour Azarm
Appointed Editor-in-Chief of ASME’s Journal of Mechanical Design

Prof. Michael Pecht

Appointed Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Open Access Journal