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External Recognition


We are incredibly proud of our faculty and their impact on the world and society. Among our very best are the faculty members below that have been honored with the highest recognitions for their scholarship and excellence.

The Office of Faculty Affairs offers support for faculty to transform their scholarship into international recognition. Find out more about the support we offer, and you can also contact us for more information and to share your successes.

National Academy Members

Academy members are world leaders in the arts and sciences, business, philanthropy, and public affairs. These elected members join with other experts to explore challenges facing society, identify solutions, and promote nonpartisan recommendations that advance the public good.

Roderic I. Pettigrew
2020

Donald J. Darensbourg (emeritus)
2019

Elaine S. Oran
2018

Karen Wooley
2015

Marcetta Darensbourg
2011

Edwin L. (Ned) Thomas
2009

Marlan O. Scully
2008

Alan Needleman
2007

Ronald A. DeVore
2001

Roger Howe
1993

David M. Lee
1990

Dudley Herschbach (emeritus)
1980
Election to National Academy of Engineering membership is one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer. Members have distinguished themselves in business and academic management, in technical positions, as university faculty, and as leaders in government and private engineering organizations. Members are elected to NAE membership by their peers (current NAE members).

Vijay Singh
2022

Mladen Kezunovic
2022

Robert O. Ambrose
2020

Yassin Hassan
2019

Ali Erdemir 
2019

Chanan Singh
2018

George Ligler 
2017

James E. Hubbard, Jr.
2016

M. Cynthia Hipwell
2016

Junuthula N. Reddy
2015

George M. Pharr
2014

M. Katherine Banks
2014

Thomas J. Overbye
2013

Robert E. Skelton (emeritus)
2012

Akhil Datta-Gupta
2012

Richard B. Miles
2011

Roderic I. Pettigrew
2010

Edwin L. (Ned) Thomas
2009

Panganamala R. Kumar
2007

William Saric (emeritus)
2006

Mark A. Barteau
2006

Linda P.B. Katehi
2006

Frances Ligler
2005

Elaine S. Oran
2003

Bonnie J. Dunbar 
2002

Alan Needleman
2000

Kyle T. Alfriend
1999

B. Don Russell
1999

Gilbert F. Froment
1999 (international)

Antony Jameson
1997 (international)

Warren F. Miller
1996

John L. Junkins
1996

W. John Lee
1993
Membership in the National Academy of Medicine is based upon distinguished professional achievement in a field related to medicine and health; demonstrated and continued involvement with the issues of health care, prevention of disease, education, or research; skills and resources likely to contribute to achieving the Academy’s mission; and willingness to be an active participant in the work of the Academy.

Regan Bailey
2020

Kenneth S. Ramos
2015

William M. Sage 
2009

Nancy W. Dickey
2007

Roderic I. Pettigrew
2007

 
Election in the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can achieve. Members are elected to the NAS in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Donald J. Darensbourg (emeritus)
2022 

Karen L. Wooley
2020

Marcetta Darensbourg
2017

Ronald A. DeVore
2017

Patrick Stover
2016

Leif Andersson
2012 (international)

Luiz Davidovich
2006 (international)

Robert C. Kennicutt Jr.
2006

Marlan O. Scully
2001

James Womack
1999

Roger Howe
1994

David M. Lee
1991

Peter M. Rentzepis
1978

Dudley R. Herschbach (emeritus)
1967

Award Communities

Deb Bell-Pedersen
2021

Valen Johnson
2021

Robin Murphy
2021

Stephen Safe
2021

Virender K. Sharma
2021

Kathy Svoboda
2021

Reginald W. Taylor
2021

Paul Hardin 
2020

William Murphy
2020 

Harold Boas
2020

Karen Wooley
2020

David Cairns
2020

Majeti M.V. Ravi Kumar
2020

Lynne Opperman
2019

Ping Yang
2019

Marcetta Darensbourg
2018

David Stelly
2018

Jeff Cirillo
2018

Ethan Grossman
2018

Robert Chapkin
2018

Andrew Dessler
2017

Binayak Mohanty
2017

Renyi Zhang
2016

Jyotsna Vaid
2016

Hongcai Zhou
2016

Karen-Beth Scholthof
2016

Samba Reddy
2015

Peter Kuchment
2015

Patrick Stover
2014

Matthew Sachs
2013

Frances Ligler
2013

Bani Mallick
2013

Mark Barteau
2013

Perla Balbuena
2013

Jonathan Coopersmith
2013

Raymond Carroll
2013

Sherry Yennello
2012

Guoyao Wu
2012

Roberto Izaurralde
2010

David Threadgill
2010

Tadhg Begley
2009

Clint Magill
2009

David Baltensperger
2009

Yassin Hassan 
2008

Frank Raushel
2008

Kirk Winemiller
2007

Karen Butler-Purry
2005

Ryland Young
2003

Kim Dunbar
2003

John Gladysz
2003

Ken Muneoka
2003

David Bergbreiter
2002

David Russell
2002

Barbara Gastel
2001

James Womack
1999

Karan Watson
1998

Fuller Warren Bazer
1989

Peter Rentzepis
1985

David Lee
1982

Dudley Herschbach (emeritus)
1980

 
Gary Voelker
2018

Joseph Awika
2018

Robert Wells
2018

Sonia Hernandez
2018

Irene Calboli
2017

Iman Borazjani
2017

Bani Mallick
2017

Gil Rosenthal
2017

Julio Bernal
2016

Wendy Jepson
2016

Valerie Hudson 
2016

David Matarrita-Cascante
2016

Brian Linn
2015

Luca Quadrifoglio
2015

Jason West
2015

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie
2015

Srividhya Ragavan
2014

Luis Tedeschi
2013

Megha Parajulee
2013

Bradford Wilcox
2013

Timothy Coombs
2012

Randall Davis
2012

Gregory Pappas
2012

Valerie Hill-Jackson
2012

Kathleen O'Reilly
2012

Dirk Hays
2011

Joan Mileski
2010

Huyen Pham
2010

Gregory Gause
2009

Jason Parker
2009

Christopher Kerth
2008

Richard Woodward
2008

Dennis Jansen
2008

Andreas Polycarpou
2008

JoAnn Lutz
2008

Jonathan Coopersmith
2008

Robert Hetland
2007

Adam Seipp
2007

Nancy Klein
2005

Ira Dworkin
2005

David Byrne
2004

Sharon Gursky-Doyen
2003

Samuel Cohn
2001

Susan S. Fortney
2001

Terry Anderson
2001

Larry Reynolds
2000

Walter Kamphoefner
1998
 
Amy Elizabeth Earhart
2021

Evan Haefeli
2019

Brian Linn
2018

David J. Vaught
2001

Craig W. Kallendorf
1992