This page lists awards made to faculty members, graduate students, and staff members in the Physics Department up to May 2015. More recent awards are featured in the "Physics Department Blog - Awards".

Date
2015 May 28
Congratulations to Jeremy Rath (Ostroverkhova group) who received the URISC award for his proposal "Incorporation of Xylindein in Optoelectronic Devices" !
2015 Jan 20
Congratulations to Zhong Chen, who was given a URISC award to work with Prof. Weihong Qiu on the proposal "Mechanism of the Enhanced Long-Distance Transport by Kinesin-4."
2014 Nov 25
Congratulations to Brian Johnson, who was selected to receive the Graduate Student Travel Award, to be used to fund travel to the 2014 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting and Exhibit in Boston, MA.
2014 Nov 21
Congratulations to Prof. Janet Tate, who was one of seven international scientists and former Technical University of Munich research alumni awarded the title of "TUM Ambassador" for 2014. See https://www.together.tum.de/en/research-alumni-forum/ for more information.
2014 Oct 30
Dr. Warren Washington (B.S. Physics 1958) and Dr. Jim Abbott (B.S. Physics, Engineering Physics, 1997) received recognition as College of Science Distinguished Alumni. Full story atCoS Distinguished Alumni 2014
2014 Sep 15
Congratulations to Prof. Bo Sun, who received an NSF grant to study "Decoding the Complex Cellular Information Flow by Multiplexed Chemosensing."
2014 Aug 26
Congratulations to Prof. Ken Krane, who received this year's College of Science Alumnus of the Year award from the University of Arizona Alumni Association. More information is found HERE .
2014 Aug 19
Congratulations to Andy Svesko, who has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 OSU Distinguished Master's Thesis Award! His thesis is now submitted to the regional competition.
2014 Aug 18
Congratulations to Profs. Corinne Manogue and Ken Krane, who are now Fellows of the American Association of Physics Teachers.
2014 Aug 14
Congratulations to Prof. Ethan Minot, who received funding for the proposal to NSF, "Collaborative Research: BRAIN EAGER: Stretchable graphene transistors for high signal, high channel count neural recording."
2014 Jun 16
Congratulations to Subin Sahu, who was awarded the OSU College of Science Disease Mechanism and Prevention Fund Fellowship for support this Summer.
2014 Jun 10
Congratulations to Heather Wilson, the first recipient of the WIC Culture of Writing in Physics Award! Heather did her undergraduate thesis in Ethan Minot's group. She will attend Penn State's graduate program in Biomedical Engineering in Fall 2014.
2014 Jun 09
Congratulations to Chris Jones, who is this year's winner of the Peter Fontana Graduate Teaching Award.
2014 Jun 09
Congratulations to Tal Sharf, who is this year's winner of the Graduate Research Award!
2014 May 16
Congratulations to David Roundy and Guenter Schneider, who will be promoted to Associate Professor of Physics and granted indefinite tenure, effective September 16, 2014!!!
2014 Apr 10
Congratulations to Elliott Capek (Qiu group) who was selected to receive a 2014 SURE Science Award for his summer research project on the study of Kif21A inactivation using single molecule fluorescence microscopy!
2014 Apr 09
Congratulations to Jake Busche (Ostroverkhova group) who got a URISC Award for his project on studies of charge carrier dynamics in organic semiconductors using optical tweezers !!
2014 Apr 01
Joshua Mutch (Tate group) has won a SURE Science award (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Science) for summer 2014 - congratulations Josh!
2014 Feb 11
Congratulations to Matt Graham, who received RERF support for his Hyperspectral Absorptive Fluorescence Surface Imaging Microscope.
2014 Jan 27
Henri Jansen has been selected as the 2014 Sandy and Elva Sanders Eminent Professor in the University Honors College to honor his longstanding contributions to the UHC and his dedicated support to high-achieving students at Oregon State University. Congratulations Henri!
2013 Sep 16
Congratulations to Corinne A. Manogue, Tevian Dray, Eric D. Weber, David J. Roundy, and Emily H. van Zee, who are now funded by NSF for the project entitled "Paradigms in Physics: Representations of Partial Derivatives."
2013 Jul 17
Congratulations to Heather Wilson, who received a URISC award for "Real-Time Monitoring of Biocatalyst Conformational Transitions" for work in Prof. Minot's laboratory.
2013 Jun 24
Congratulations to Mattson Thieme (Ostroverkhova lab) who received an URISC award for the Fall/Winter/Spring of 2013-2014 to study organic semiconductors on the microscopic level!
2013 Jun 17
Congratulations to Grant Sherer, who was awarded a DeLoach Work Scholarship by the Honors College to work with Prof. Corinne Manogue this summer and fall.
2013 Jun 09
Daniel Gruss and Andrew Stickel were this year's winners of the Peter Fontana Graduate Teaching Award - congratulations!
2013 Jun 09
Michael Paul is this year's winner of the Graduate Research Award - congratulations!
2013 Jun 01
River Wiedle was recognized as the 2012/13 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher in the College of Science , and Afina Neunzert received the honorable mention in the same category. Congratulations both!
2013 May 28
Congratulations to Michael Paul, who was awarded a Whiteley Fellowship in Material Sciences for the Summer of 2013.
2013 Apr 16
Paho Lurie-Gregg received a 2013 URISC award for his proposal "Hard Polyhedra Fluids”. He will do computational research with David Roundy this summer. Congratulations!
2013 Apr 07
Congratulations for Prof. Cecilia Bitz, who won the 2013 University of Miami Rosenstiel Award, one of the School's top honors. Dr. Bitz, an associate professor in the Atmospheric Sciences Department at University of Washington, is the 39th recipient of the Rosenstiel Award. Her work focuses on climate and climate change in the high latitudes, especially involving the cryosphere (areas of the Earth covered in the many forms of snow and ice). Dr. Bitz uses a variety of models for her research, from simple, reduced complexity models to sophisticated Earth-system models. Prof. Bitz received her BS in Engineering Physics from OSU in 1988.
2013 Mar 08
Congratulations to Prof. YunShik Lee, who was awarded a Faculty Internationalization Grant by OSU.
2012 Dec 18
Congratulations to Daniel Gruss, who was awarded a grant in support of his research by the Sigma Xi Committee on Grants-in-Aid of Research! The title of his proposed work is "Entanglement and correlations in transport: From nanoscale electronics to cold atoms."
2012 Sep 19
Congratulations to Prof. YunShik Lee, who received the Milton Harris Award in Basic research at COS day!
2012 Aug 15
Congratulations to Jenna Wardini, who received URISC funding for her project "Transmission Electron Microscopy as an Aid to Improve Graphene Synthesis" under the supervision of Prof. Ethan Minot.
2012 Jul 23
Congratulations to Sam Settelmeyer, who has been selected as a recipient of the UHC's Honors Experience Scholarship.
2012 Jul 11
Congratulations to Sam Settelmeyer, who has been selected as a recipient of the UHC's Honors Promise Finishing Scholarship.
2012 Jun 09
Mark Kendrick and Nick Kuhta are this year's winners of the Graduate Research Award - congratulations!
2012 Jun 09
Lee Aspitarte is this year's winner of the Peter Fontana Graduate Teaching Award - congratulations!
2012 May 18
Congratulations to Prof. Janet Tate, who was granted an RERF award for her project "High Temperature Oven for Hall Measurement System."
2012 May 18
Congratulations to Prof. YunShik Lee, who has been promoted to Full Professor.
2012 May 18
Congratulations to Prof. Ethan Minot, who has been promoted to Associate Professor with indefinite tenure.
2012 May 16
Congratulations to Prof. Oksana Ostroverkhova, who was selected as a College of Science Scholar for the 2012/2013 Academic year!
2012 May 15
Congratulations to Maxwell Atkins, who received URISC funding for his project "Radio Telescope Development and Galactic Hydrogen Cloud Observations" under the supervision of Prof. Bill Hetherington.
2012 May 15
Congratulations to Prof. David Roundy, who received NSF funding for his project "Developing a Computational Physics Lab Integrated with Upper-division Physics Content."
2012 May 03
Congratulations to Prof. Oksana Ostroverkhova, who received NSF funding for her research project "Designing Intermolecular Interactions for High-Performance Small-Molecule Bulk Heterojunctions."
2012 Apr 27
Congratulations to Prof. Dedra Demaree, who was selected for a University Honors College HerStory Professor Award!
2012 Apr 10
Congratulations to Dedra Demaree, who received an L.L. Stewart Faculty Development Award for conducing peer mentoring with multiple departments to help large lecture courses implement best practices with the use of clicker questions.
2012 Apr 03
Congratulations to Dave Bannon and Dedra Demaree, who received an L.L. Stewart Faculty Development Award to develop an online forum of critical course content, course notes, and a database of critical problems for the introductory physics sequence.
2012 Mar 19
Congratulations to Prof. Ethan Minot, whose work on nanotube sensors was featured in the R and D magazine in the article "Nanotube sensors to reduce test time from days to minutes".
2012 Jan 30
Congratulations to Prof. Rubin Landau, whose book A Survey of Computational Physics: Python Multimodal eBook was just published on Compadre and Merlot.
2012 Jan 30
Congratulations to Prof. Allen Wasserman, whose book Thermal Physics: Concepts and Practice was just published by Cambridge University Press.
2012 Jan 27
Congratulations to Prof. Ken Krane, whose third edition of his book Modern Physics was just published by Wiley
2012 Jan 27
Congratulations to Prof. David McIntyre, whose book Quantum Mechanics: A Paradigms Approach was just published by Addison Wesley
2012 Jan 06
Congratulations to Prof. Ethan Minot, who has been awarded an NSF CAREER award for "Modifying Electron-Electron Interactions to Control the Optical and Electronic Properties of Carbon Nanotubes"
2011 Dec 12
Congratulations to Prof. Micheal Zwolak, whose article Non-local quantum superpositions of topological defects is published in Nature.
2011 Nov 21
Congratulations to Afina Neunzert, who was awarded the Janet Richens Wiesner University Honors College Scholarship for Undergraduate Women in Science!
2011 Nov 16
Congratulations to Bill Hetherington, who was awarded an Oregon Space Grant Consortium Faculty Research Grant to support his work on the OSU Radio Telescope and PicoSatellite projects. This is a great opportunity for him and all students who are working on these two projects.
2011 Sep 23
Congratulations to Prof. David McIntyre, who was awarded the Frederick H. Horne Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching Science by the College of Science.
2011 Jun 24
Congratulations to Whitney Shepherd, who was awarded a Whiteley Fellowship in Material Sciences for the Summer of 2011.
2011 Jun 15
Congratulations to Sam Settelmeyer, who was awarded a DeLoach Work Scholarhip by the Honors College to work with Prof. Dedra Demaree this summer.
2011 Jun 06
Congratulations to Lin Li, who received the Peter Fontana Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for the year 2010-2011.
2011 Jun 06
Congratulations to Joe Tomaino, who received the Department of Physics Graduate Research Award for the year 2010-2011.
2011 May 13
Congratulations to Prof. David McIntyre, who has been promoted to Full Professor.
2011 Apr 14
River Wiedle, Physics major in the University Honors College, received a 2011 URISC award to work with Janet Tate on a "New Implementation of Thermal Conductivity Measurements on Semiconducting Thermoelectric Materials”. Congratulations River!
2011 Mar 31
Congratulations to Profs Rubin Landau and NamHwa Kang (SMED), who were awarded a TUES (new form of CCLI) grant from the NSF for "Collaborative Research: INSTANCES: Incorporating Computational Scientific Thinking Advances into Education & Science Courses."
2011 Jan 07
Congratulations to Prof. Tevian Dray, who was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, for his contributions to the theory of general relativity, which include investigations of light-like surface layers and the physics of signature change.
2010 Sep 19
Congratulations to Professors Dray, Manogue, and Van Zee, who were awarded a CCLI grant from the NSF for "Paradigms in Physics: Interactive Electromagnetism Curricular Materials."
2010 Sep 14
Congratulations to Prof. Dedra Demaree, who was awarded a CCLI grant from the NSF for "A Multi-Institutional and Department-Wide Approach to 2nd Generation Introductory Physics Curriculum Reform."
2010 Aug 25
Congratulations to Professors Corinne Manogue and Tevian Dray, who were represented in the most recent issue of Scientific American, see Rummaging for a final theory, September 2010 for the story.
2010 Jul 22
Congratulations to Prof. YunShik Lee, whose work is featured in the Corvallis Gazette Times, http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/article_5719705a-93af-11df-868d-001cc4c002e0.html , and by OSU's advancement office .
2010 Jun 07
Congratulations to Jason Francis, who was awarded a Whiteley Fellowship in Material Sciences for the Summer of 2010.
2010 Jun 07
Congratulations to Andy Platt, who received the Department of Physics Graduate Research Award for the year 2009-2010.
2010 Jun 07
Congratulations to Josh Russell, who received the Peter Fontana Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for the year 2009-2010.
2010 Jun 07
Congratulations to Colin Shear won an Honors College "Outstanding Poster Award" for his physics thesis work with Brady Gibbons.
2010 May 18
Congratulations to Prof. Oksana Ostroverkhova, who has been promoted to Associate Professor with indefinite tenure.
2010 May 17
Congratulations to Prof. David McIntyre, who received RERF funding for the purchase of a "Olympus Research Grade Microscope."
2010 May 17
Congratulations to Prof. Ethan Minot, who received RERF funding for the purchase of a "Probe Station."
2010 Apr 28
Congratulations to Whitney Shepherd and Nick Kuhta, who both were awarded with a SPIE scholarship in Optical Science and Engineering!
2010 Mar 30
Congratulations to Prof. Ethan Minot, who was awarded a Human Frontier Science Program grant to collaborate with Prof. Kerstin Blank at the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, on the project "Nanoelectronic biosensors: Novel tools to watch single enzymes at work."
2010 Feb 24
Congratulations to Kris Paul, Shaun Kibby, and Jeff Holmes, who all have have received an Oregon Space Grant Undergraduate Research Scholarship Award for their project "Redesigning the OSU Radio Telescope" under the supervision of Prof. Bill Hetherington.
2009 Dec 21
Congratulations to undergraduate students Garrett Banton (Ostroverkhova lab) and Jessica Gifford (McIntyre/Ostroverkhova lab) who received URISC awards for their projects "Preliminary Study of Charge Transfer in Organic Semiconductor Materials" and "Optical Trapping and Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Nanoparticle Sensors in Microfluidic Devices," respectively.
2009 Dec 14
Congratulations to Prof. Guenter Schneider, who received funding for his GRF proposal "Theory of High Efficiency Photovoltaics Utilizing Heterojunction-Assisted Impact Ionization."
2009 Dec 11
Congratulations to Prof. Bill Hetherington, whose proposal "OSU Radio Telescope and PicoSatellite Projects" was funded by the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium
2009 Dec 03
Congratulations to Whitney Shepherd who received Spectra-Physics-Newport travel award to present her work at the SPIE Photonics West meeting in San Francisco, CA in January 2010.
2009 Jun 08
Congratulations to Andiy Zakutayev, who received the Department of Physics Graduate Research Award for the year 2008-2009.
2009 Jun 08
Congratulations to Dedra Demaree for receiving an Innovation Grant grant from the Center for Teaching and Learning
2009 Jun 08
Congratulations to Zlatko Dimcovic, who received the Department of Physics Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for the year 2008-2009.
2009 May 26
Congratulations to Howard Hui, who received the OSU Waldo Cummings Outstanding Student Award!
2009 May 26
Congratulations to Jefferey Holmes, who received an URISC award to work with Prof. Bill Hetherington!
2009 May 26
Congratulations to Andriy Zakutayev, who received an 2009-2010 Oregon Lottery Scholarship Award!
2009 May 26
Congratulations to Whitney Shepherd, who received an 2009-2010 Oregon Lottery Scholarship Award!
2009 May 18
Congratulations to Prof. Viktor Podolskiy, who has been promoted to Associate Professor with indefinite tenure.
2009 Apr 07
Congratulations to Nick Kuhta on his selection to receive a Student Travel Grant Award from the APS Division of Laser Science to attend and present a paper at CLEO/QELS in Baltimore!
2009 Jan 08
Congratulations to Prof. Viktor Podolskiy, whose work made it to the front page of the Barometer, see http://media.barometer.orst.edu/media/storage/paper854/news/2009/01/08/News/Osu-Researcher.Helps.Unlock.Key.To.Metamaterial.Optics-3582594.shtml
2009 Jan 05
Congratulations to Prof. Yun-Shik Lee, whose book "Principles of Terahertz Science and Technology" was published by Springer. For more information, see http://www.springer.com/978-0-387-09539-4 .
2008 Nov 26
Congratulations to Prof. Rubin Landau, who received the Krell Institute UCES 2008 Award for the publication of his book "A Survey of Computational Physics: Introductory Computational Science."
2008 Sep 19
Congratulations to Prof. Viktor Podolskiy, who is this year's recipient of the Thomas T. Sugihara Young Faculty Researcher Award in the College of Science. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding scholarship in science by honoring a young faculty member in the College of Science.
2008 Jul 31
Congratulations to Prof. Corinne Manogue, who is this year's recipient of the university-wide Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award, which rewards faculty who have demonstrated a major commitment to undergraduate instruction at OSU over an extended period of time. Corinne will receive the award at a special event on September 17 and will also be recognized at the University Day celebrations on September 18.
2008 Jul 31
Congratulations to Howard Hui, undergraduate student in Physics, who is one of five summer interns associated with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center who have been selected as a "John Mather Nobel Scholar 2008" The funding for this scholarship originates from the John and Jane Mather Foundation for Science and the Arts.
2008 Jul 21
Congratulations to Caleb Joiner, who received a URISC award to work with Prof. Ethan Minot in Fall and Winter.
2008 Jun 23
Congratulations to Verna Paullin-Babcock, who was awarded the Association of Office Professionals Merit award for the month of June.
2008 Jun 07
Congratulations to Pete Sprunger, who received the Department of Physics Graduate Research Award for the year 2007-2008.
2008 Jun 07
Congratulations to KC Walsh, who received the Department of Physics Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for the year 2007-2008.
2008 Mar 24
Congratulations to Prof. Corinne Manogue, who was selected as the 2008 winner of the American Association of Physics Teachers' Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching Award. This Award recognizes outstanding achievements by an AAPT member in undergraduate physics teaching, in particular her significant work in the highly-regarded Paradigms Program. For more information, see HERE .
2008 Feb 19
Congratulations to the SPS. The proposal "Developing reduced noise electronics for a gigahertz radio telescope and implementing a real time web interface," submitted by Daniel Schwartz, was selected as a 2007-2008 Undergraduate Research Award winner by the national SPS organization.
2008 Feb 06
Congratulations to Prof. Oksana Ostroverkhova, who was awarded a NSF CAREER grant.
2008 Jan 15
Congratulations to Prof. Ken Krane. The University Honors College at Oregon State University has selected him as its '2008 Eminent Professor,' an award given in recognition of outstanding instruction to the university's honors students. For more information, see http://oregonstate.edu/events/newsevents/krane.html .
2007 Dec 17
Congratulations to Daniel Harada, who received a URISC award to work with Prof. Ethan Minot in Winter and Spring.
2007 Sep 19
Congratulations to Prof. Janet Tate, who won the Milton Harris Award in Basic Research at the College of Science for her work on transparent conductors.
2007 Jul 12
Congratulations to Prof. Lee, who was awarded a Humboldt fellowship to support his sabbatical leave in Germany.
2007 Jun 09
Congratulations to Alexander Govyadinov, who received the Department of Physics Graduate Research Award for the year 2006-2007.
2007 Jun 09
Congratulations to Matt Neel and Vince Rossi, who received the Department of Physics Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for the year 2006-2007.
2007 May 23
Congratulations to Mark Kendrick who has received the Oregon Sports Lottery Scholarship Award !!
2007 May 08
Congratulations to Katie Hay who has received an award for an Outstanding Student Paper submitted to the Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco
2007 Apr 24
Congratulations to Alden Jurling, who received a 2007 URISC award to work in Prof. Janet Tate's lab during the summer of 2007.
2007 Jan 24
Congratulations to Nick Meredith, who was awarded a URISC fellowship to work with Prof. Yevgeniy Kovchegov; Mathematics
2006 Dec 27
Congratulations to Prof. Rubin Landau, who has received a 2006 Undergraduate Computational Engineering and Sciences Award from the Krell Institute. Landau was recognized for publication of "A First Course in Scientific Computing: Symbolic, Graphic, and Numeric Modeling Using Maple, Java, Mathematica and Fortran90." This work introduces concepts of computational engineering and science using three programming paradigms, with examples from physics, math and other disciplines. The award was one of just three made in the nation.
2006 Oct 24
Congratulations to Gabriel Mitchell, who was awarded a URISC fellowship to work with Viktor Podolskiy
2006 Sep 15
Congratulations to Paul Newhouse and Annette Richard, both graduate students in Chemistry working for Prof. Janet Tate, who were awarded NSF IGERT fellowships for the 2006/2007 academic year.
2006 Aug 30
Congratulations to Robert Kykyneshi, who received a Samuel H. Graf Graduate Fellowship from the Mechanical Engineering (Materials Science).
2006 May 25
Congratulations to Prof. YunShik Lee, who has been promoted to Associate Professor with indefinite tenure.
2006 Apr 24
Congratulations to Mark Mazurier, who was awarded a URISC fellowship to work with Prof. Oksana Ostroverkhova
2006 Apr 24
Congratulations to Nicholas Kuhta, who was awarded a URISC fellowship to work with Prof. Bill Hetherington
2006 Feb 01
Congratulations to Prof. Henri Jansen, who was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society! The citation reads: "For his contributions to the theory and methods of electronic structure calculations, especially for developing precise methods for computing crystalline magnetic anisotropy."
2005 Apr 24
Congratulations to Mark Blanding, who was awarded a URISC fellowship to work with Prof. David McIntyre
2005 Feb 01
Congratulations to Prof. Corinne Manogue, who was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society! The citation reads: "For her role in the development of the innovative Paradigms Curriculum for upper level physics majors and for providing students with a bridge between vector calculus and physics using differentials."
2005 Feb 01
Congratulations to Prof. Yun Shik Lee, who was awarded a NSF CAREER grant.
2004 Jun 14
Congratulations to Prof. Ken Krane who won the ROBERT A. MILLIKAN AWARD offered by the American Association of Physics Teachers! For more details see Featured Speakers 129th National AAPT Meeting in Sacramento, CA July 31-Aug. 4, 2004.
2003 Jun 15
Congratulations to Emily Townsend, who won the Herbert F. Frolander Graduate teaching Assistant Award.
2003 Jun 15
Congratulations to Prof. Bill Hetherington has been awarded an INTEL fellowship to develop an Advanced Laser/Optical Laboratory with Professor Nibler (Chemistry , and Professor Plant (ECE).
2003 Jun 15
Congratulations to Prof. Corinne Manogue who won the Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award.
2003 Jun 15
Congratulations to Prof. Janet Tate, who was promoted to Full Professor.
2003 Jun 15
Congratulations to Prof. John Gardner, who won the OSU Distinguished Service Award and the Physics-Astronomy-Math Division of Special Libraries Association Innovations in Technology Award.
2003 Jun 15
Congratulations to Prof. Janet Tate, who was won the Frederick Horne Award for Excellence in Teaching.
2003 Jun 15
Congratulations to Prof. Rubin Landau, who won the Department of Philosophy Ethics Integrity Award.