Faculty awards

The faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy is recognized nationally and internationally. Among our faculty are six NSF CAREER Award winners, one PECASE award winner, one DOE Outstanding Junior Investigator, one Alfred Sloan Fellow, and seven American Physical Society Fellows.

2018

  • Alvin Saperstein, Tikkun Olam – Repairing the World Award

2017

2015

2014

  • Alexey A Petrov, FNAL Intensity Frontier Fellowship, URA Visiting Scholar Award

2013

  • Ratna Naik, Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award
  • Robert L. Thomas, Dept. of Physics' Richard J Barber Faculty Award

2012

  • Sergei Voloshin, WSU Academy of Scholars
  • Alexey A Petrov, Physics Letters Certificate of Reviewing Excellency (Elsevier)
  • Jerry Dunifer, Dept. of Physics' Richard J Barber Faculty Award
  • Walter Kauppila, Dept. of Physics' Richard J Barber Faculty Award

2011

  • Sergei Voloshin, Dept. of Physics' Richard J Barber Faculty Award
  • Punya Talagala, Dept. of Physics' Richard J Barber Faculty Award

2010

  • Sean Gavin, WSU President's Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Gavin Lawes, WSU Career Development Chair
  • Paul E Karchin, WSU Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award, Dept. of Physics' Richard J Barber Faculty Award
  • Alexey A Petrov, WSU Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award, Dept. of Physics' Richard J Barber Faculty Award
  • Paul Karchin, College of Liberal Arts and Science's Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Zhixian Zhou, College of Liberal Arts and Science's Excellence in Teaching Award

2009

  • Claude Pruneau, Dept. of Physics' Richard J Barber Faculty Award
  • Peter Hoffmann, WSU President's Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Boris Nadgorny, WSU Career Development Chair
  • ZhiFeng Huang, NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, College of Liberal Arts and Science's Excellence in Teaching Award

2008

  • Peter Hoffmann, Dept. of Physics' Richard J Barber Faculty Award
  • Ratna Naik, WSU Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award
  • Alexey A Petrov, WSU Career Development Chair
  • Steven Rehse, College of Liberal Arts and Science's Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Sergei Voloshin, American Physical Society Fellowship

2007

  • Sean Gavin, WSU Career Development Chair
  • Peter Hoffmann, Career Development Chair
  • Emil Kaczor, Dept. of Physics' Richard J Barber Staff Award
  • Gavin Lawes, NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, College of Liberal Arts and Science's Excellence in Teaching Award 
  • Alexey A Petrov, WSU Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award
  • Jose Riso, Dept. of Physics' Richard J Barber Staff Award
  • Punya Talagala, Women of Wayne Alumni Association Research Grant, Career Development Grant from the ESCALATE project of WSU
  • Jo Wadehra, College of Liberal Arts and Science's Excellence in Teaching Award

2006

  • Thomas Cormier, Charles H. Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Fellowship, Elected to WSU Academy of Scholars
  • Sean Gavin, Dept. of Physics' Richard J Barber Faculty Award
  • Ashis Mukhopadhyay, College of Liberal Arts and Science's Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Alexey A Petrov, WSU Academy of Scholars' Outstanding Junior Faculty Award
  • Claude Pruneau, WSU President's Award for Excellence in Teaching

2005

  • Sean Gavin, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
  • Alexey A Petrov, NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

2004

  • Sean Gavin, NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
  • Peter Hoffmann, College of Science's Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Alexey A Petrov, College of Science's Excellence in Teaching Award
  • William Rolnick, WSU Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award

2003

  • Sean Gavin College of Science's Excellence in Teaching Award

2002

  • Robert Harr, College of Science's Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Peter Hoffmann, NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
  • Boris Nadgorny, NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
  • Alexey A Petrov, Frontier Science Golden Award (INFN, Italy)

2001

  • Caroline Morgan, College of Science's Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Punya Talagala, College of Science's Excellence in Teaching Award