Awards and Recognitions

  • October 15, 2020

    Kip Curtis, Environmental History

    SI affiliated faculty


    Kip Curtis, associate professor of environmental history at the Mansfield campus, will receive a $89,976 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program for the project "Growing the Growers: Leadership Training and the Development of Key Personnel for Engaged Production in the Mansfield Microfarm."


  • August 18, 2020

    Christopher Otter, history

    SI affiliated faculty


    Mid-Career Faculty Excellence Awards recognize outstanding performance in all three areas of research, teaching and service of early and mid-career faculty at the time of promotion.


  • August 18, 2020

    Eden Lin, philosophy

    SI core faculty


    Early Career Faculty Excellence Awards recognize outstanding performance in all three areas of research, teaching and service of early and mid-career faculty at the time of promotion.


  • August 18, 2020

    May Mergenthaler, Germanic languages and literatures

    SI affiliated faculty


    The Virginia Hull Research Award for Scholarship in the Humanities supports diversity at the university, consistent with the university’s mission, with particular attention to, but not limited to, female faculty members in the humanities who are assistant or associate professors.


  • August 7, 2020

    W. Berry Lyons, earth sciences

    SI affiliated faculty


    The 2020 SCAR Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research was awarded to W. Berry Lyons, professor and Distinguished University Scholar in the School of Earth Sciences. The award recognizes, in part, Lyons' interdisciplinary and international research based on strong collaborations that demonstrates unsurpassed creativity and originality in design and execution.


  • May 26, 2020

    Jin Wang, electrical and computer engineering


    Wang received the award in recognition of his contributions to wide bandgap (WBG) power electronics-based electric machine drives. He has been one of the leading experts and an early advocate for implementation of WBG power devices for applications including electric vehicles, medium voltage drives and electric aircrafts. The Nagamori Foundation was established in 2014 by Nidec Corp. founder, chairman and CEO Shigenobu Nagamori to contribute to the scientific and industrial development inside and outside Japan by commending those who engage in R&D activities, domestic and overseas, in the area of research and technology.


  • August 1, 2020

    Christo Sevov, chemistry and biochemistry

    SI core faculty


    Christo Sevov received $1.8 million from the National Institutes of Health to further his research on developing new synthetic methods to prepare pharmaceutically relevant compounds using electricity. This Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) will support the work of Sevov and his lab to replace dangerous, expensive or harmful reagents with electrical energy, reducing the costs and hazards associated with large-scale production of medicinal compounds.


  • June 24, 2020

    Katrina Cornish, food, agricultural and biological engineering

    SI faculty advisory board


    Katrina Cornish was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers for high-performance, natural allergy-safe latex for medical and consumer products, supporting developing countries. 


  • June 23, 2020

    Mary Rodriguez, agricultural communication, education and leadership

    SI affiliated faculty


    The North American Colleges of Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Educator Award recognizes educators who excel as teachers in the agricultural disciplines. Rodriguez was recognized as a recipient during the organizations virtual conference in June. Rodriguez currently instructs a variety of courses, including the Teaching Methods in Non-Formal Learning Environments, Community Leadership and Foundations of International Development. Throughout her time with Ohio State she has also taught Foundations of Personal and Professional Leadership, Research Methods, Teaching Methods in Non-Formal Learning Environments and Extension Education in Developing Countries to both undergraduate and graduate students. 


  • June 12, 2020

    Ramteen Sioshansi, integrated systems engineering

    SI affiliated faculty


    Department of Integrated Systems Engineering (ISE) Professor and Associate Chair Ramteen Sioshansi will receive a national award that recognizes excellence in teaching operations research. Sioshansi will be formally presented with the award at the 2020 IISE Annual Conference & Expo which has been postponed to October 31 – November 3 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Candidates for the award are nominated for the instruction of an undergraduate course in operations research methods or applications. Sioshansi is being honored for the course ISE 3210 Nonlinear and Dynamic Optimization. The rigorous course was developed to meet the needs of students facing complex optimization challenges in their capstone course projects.

    You can read the full award announcement in the IISE OR Division Sping Newsletter.


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