Research Awards

 

The Nomination Period for the 2021 N.C. A&T Research Excellence Awards is Now Open!


The deadline for applications for research awards is 5pm EST on Friday, February 26, 2021. Active research faculty are encouraged to nominate themselves directly to the Division of Research and Economic Development. All applications must be submitted as a single PDF file via Competition Space (ncat.infoready4.com). Questions regarding Competition Space can be directed to Panda Powell.

Application guidelines and information can be found here in the 2021 Nomination Packet.

2020 Research Awards Winners

  • Senior Researcher of the Year: Dr. Salil Desai, College of Engineering
  • Outstanding Young Investigator: Dr. Dongyang “Sunny” Deng, College of Science and Technology.
  • Rookie of the Year: Dr. Arnab Bhowmik, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Intellectual Property Award: Dr. Lifeng Zhang, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
  • Interdisciplinary Team Award: Autonomous Robotic Non-Destructive Investigation (ARNDI) team, College of Engineering

 

2019 Research Award Winners
  • Senior Researcher of the Year: Dr. Manoj Jha, College of Engineering
  • Outstanding Young Investigator: Dr. Andrea Ofori-Boadu, College of Science and Technology
  • Rookie of the Year: Dr. Uchenna Anele, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
  • Intellectual Property Award: Dr. Guochen Yang, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Team Award: The TECHLAV Center, College of Engineering
  • Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kim Smith, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

2018 Research Award Winners

  • Senior Researcher of the Year: Dr. Shengmin Sang. College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
  • Outstanding Young Investigator: Dr. Lifeng Zhang, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
  • Rookie of the Year: Dr. Hyung Nam Kim, College of Engineering
  • Intellectual Property Award: Sr. Sung-Jin Cho, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
  • Interdisciplinary Team Award: BEACON, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
  • Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jenora Waterman, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

2017 Research Award Winners
  • Senior Researcher of the Year: Dr. Solomon Bililign, College of Science and Technology
  • Outstanding Young Investigator: Dr. Mahour Mellat-Parast, College of Science and Technology
  • Rookie of the Year: Dr. Andrea Ofori-Boadu, College of Science and Technology
  • Intellectual Property Award: Dr. Shengmin Sang, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Team Award: NC-MS PIRT: College of Engineering/Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

2016 Research Award Winners

  • Senior Researcher of the Year: Dr. Lijun Wang, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
  • Outstanding Young Investigator: Dr. Robert Newman, College of Science and Technology
  • Rookie of the Year: Dr. Sung-Jin Cho, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
  • Intellectual Property Award: Dr. Ajit Kelkar and Dr. Lifeng Zhang, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering