Spotlight

Illinois faculty are regularly recognized with awards and honors at every stage of their careers.

Read about recent faculty achievements below.

Keeping the Office of the Provost updated about achievements helps us to recognize and publicize them. To notify our office of a recent award or honor, please use this online form.

Recipient Rank Department Award/Honor
Gaurav Bahl Assistant Professor Mechanical Science & Engineering Office of Naval Research Director of Research Early Career Grant
Jozsef Balogh Professor Mathematics Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics George Pólya Prize in Combinatorics
Can Bayram Assistant Professor Electrical & Computer Engineering National Science Foundation CAREER Award
Rohit Bhargava Professor Bioengineering Agilent Technologies Thought Leader Award
Jefferson Chan Assistant Professor Chemistry Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship
Joey Cheng Assistant Professor Psychology Association of Psychological Science Rising Star Award
Timothy Cole Professor University Library American Library Association Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology
Nicole Cooke Assistant Professor School of Information Sciences American Library Association Achievement in Library Diversity Research Award
Nicole Cooke Assistant Professor School of Information Sciences UIUC Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access Larine Y. Cowan Make a Difference Award for Teaching and Mentoring in Diversity
Randy Ewoldt Assistant Professor Mechanical Science & Engineering United States Government Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
Rui Loja Fernandes Professor Mathematics American Mathematical Society Fellow
Paul Fischer Professor Computer Science; Mechanical Science & Engineering R&D 100
Liang Gao Assistant Professor Electrical & Computer Engineering National Science Foundation CAREER Award
Philipp Hieronymi Assistant Professor Mathematics National Science Foundation CAREER Award
Naira Hovakimyan Professor Mechanical Science & Engineering American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Fellow
Feng Sheng Hu Professor Plant Biology Ecological Society of America Fellow
Irvin Hunt Assistant Professor English The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty
Princess U II Imoukhuede Assistant Professor Bioengineering National Science Foundation CAREER Award
Iwona Jasiuk Professor Mechanical Science & Engineering International Association of Advanced Materials American Advanced Materials Award
Marius Junge Professor Mathematics American Mathematical Society Fellow
Susan Keiffer Professor Emerita Geology American Geosciences Institute Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Award
Kay Kirkpatrick Associate Professor Mathematics Simons Foundation Fellow
Hyunjoon Kong Professor Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Fellow
Michele Koven Associate Professor Communication Fulbright Scholar
John Lambros Professor Aerospace Engineering Society of Experimental Mechanics M. Hetényi Award
Xiuling Li Professor Electrical & Computer Engineering Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow
Joseph Lyding Professor Electrical & Computer Engineering Foresight Institute Feynman Prize
Verena Martinez Outschoorn Assistant Professor Physics National Science Foundation CAREER Award
Erik McDuffie Associate Professor African American Studies American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship
Nenad Miljkovic Assistant Professor Mechanical Science & Engineering Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award
Jeffrey Moore Professor Chemistry Institution of Chemical Engineers Oil & Gas Award
Kevin Mumford Professor History Stonewall Book Awards Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award Honor Book
SungWoo Nam Assistant Professor Mechanical Science & Engineering Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award
Thomas Nevins Professor Mathematics LAS Excellence in Instruction Award
Thomas Nevins Professor Mathematics Simons Foundation Fellow
Dipanjan Pan Assistant Professor Bioengineering Nano-Micro Letters Researcher Award
David Sarlah Assistant Professor Chemistry Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship
B.K. Sharma Senior Research Scientist Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Fellow
Charles Sing Assistant Professor Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering National Science Foundation CAREER Award
Nancy Sottos Professor Materials Science & Engineering Institution of Chemical Engineers Oil & Gas Award
Rebecca Stumpf Professor Anthropology LAS Excellence in Instruction Award
Andrew Suarez Professor Animal Biology LAS Excellence in Instruction Award
Mara Thacker Assistant Professor University Library Library Journal Movers & Shakers Award
Joaquin Veira Assistant Professor Astronomy Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship
Josh Vura-Weis Assistant Professor Chemistry Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship
Tandy Warnow Professor Bioengineering; Computer Science Association for Computing Machinery Fellow
Tandy Warnow Professor Bioengineering; Computer Science International Society for Computational Biology Fellow
Scott White Professor Aerospace Engineering Institution of Chemical Engineers Oil & Gas Award
Scott White Professor Aerospace Engineering International Society of Engineering Science Fellow
David Wright Associate Professor English Outstanding International Book of the Year United States Board of Books for Young People
Liang Yang Assistant Professor Physics National Science Foundation CAREER Award
Alexandru Zaharescu Professor Mathematics American Mathematical Society Fellow
Wenjuan Zhu Assistant Professor Electrical & Computer Engineering National Science Foundation CAREER Award