University of Wisconsin–Madison

Awards and Honors

Prof. Izabela Szlufarska
  • 2016: University of Wisconsin Vilas Associate (2016-2018)
  • 2016: Harvey D. Spangler Professor of Engineering
  • 2015: Vilas Research Investigator Award for outstanding mentoring of graduate students
  • 2014: H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
  • 2013: Journal of Materials Science Robert W. Cahn Best Paper Prize
  • 2008: NSF CAREER Award to study Molecular Basis for Viscoelastic Response of Nano-Mechanical Biosensors
  • 2006: AFOSR Young Investigator Program award for studies of Tribology of Nanostructured Silicon Carbide for MEMS and NEMS Applications in Extreme Environments
  • 2006: Placed on the National Academy of Engineering’s list of the Frontiers of Engineering
Prof. Dane Morgan
Graduate Students
  • 2016: Xing Wang, scholarship from Modeling.Experimentation.Validation (MeV) summer school hosted by Oak Ridge National Lab
  • 2016: Shipeng Shu, scholarship from Modeling.Experimentation.Validation (MeV) summer school hosted by Oak Ridge National Lab
  • 2016: Xing Wang, UW-Madison graduate student research travel award
  • 2016: Mehrdad Arjmand (NovoMoto), U.S. DOE Cleantech UP Student Award
  • 2016: Mehrdad Arjmand (NovoMoto), Hanley Family Foundation Award
  • 2016: Mehrdad Arjmand (NovoMoto), Power Clean Cities Award
  • 2015: Ryan Jacobs, the Outstanding Presentation Award at 2015 Solid State Ionics Meeting at Keystone, Colorado
  • 2015: Cheng Liu, the 2nd place in the Dvorak Energy Innovation Competition, which is part of the Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge
  • 2015: Jie Feng, the Microscopy & Microanalysis 2015 Presidential Scholar Award
  • 2014: Kai Huang, the Best Poster Award at the Transformational Technologies in Molecular Simulations (TTMS)
  • 2014: Wei Xie, the David Turnbull Memorial Graduate Student Awards
  • 2014: Zhizhang Shen, the Balley Distinguished Graduate Fellowship
  • 2013: Wei Xie, one of the 10 worldwide recipients of the 2013 CALPHAD Scholarship Awards
  • 2012: Leland Barnard, the 2012 Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Award in the category of Advanced Materials
  • 2012: Tam Mayeshiba, the UW-Madison Materials Science and Engineering Cech Scholarship
  • 2011: Tam Mayeshiba, the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship
  • 2011: Leland Barnard, the Outstanding Talk Award at TMS 2011 Materials Processes in Irradiated Materials symposium
  • 2011: Leland Barnard, the UW-Madison Materials Science and Engineering Cech Scholarship
  • 2011: Yun Liu, the Best Poster Award at the Materials Research Society (MRS) meeting
  • 2011: Maneesh Mishra, the Best Poster Award at the Materials Research Society (MRS) meeting
  • 2010: Shih-kang Lin, the STT grant from the Stiftelse för tillämpad termodynamik
  • 2010: Sarah Khalil, the U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) Fellowship
  • 2010: Leland Barnard, the Admiral Hyman Rickover Graduate Fellowship (nuclear engineering program)
  • 2009: Ted Holby, the Best National Solution to Climate Change in the 2009 SAGE Climate Leadership Challenge
  • 2008 Sarah Khalil: the 2nd place award in the UW Annual Seminar competition organized by the Beta chapter of Graduate Women in Science (GWIS)
  • 2008: Vasilios Vlahos, the Best Student Paper Award of the 9th International Vacuum Electronics Conference
  • 2008: Sarah Khalil: the ANS James F. Schumar Memorial Scholarship Award for graduate students in materials science and technology for nuclear applocations
  • 2008: Paul Kamenski, the National Defence Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG) and the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GERF)
  • 2008: Vasilios Vlahos, the Keynote Oral Presentation in the Scandate Cathodes session of the 9th International Vacuum Electronics Conference
  • 2007: Amy Bengtson, the Outstanding Student Paper Award at the 2007 Fall AGU meeting