Research Awards

The Nomination Period for the 2019 N.C. A&T Research Excellence Awards is Now Open!

The deadline for applications for research awards is 5pm EST on Friday, February 28, 2020. 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, and should be emailed to ksmorgan@ncat.edu. If your file is too large to email, use the free file transfer website www.wetransfer.com which allows files up to 2GB, Zip the file, or use SharePoint or Dropbox to share the file.

Application guidelines and information can be found here in the 2020 Nomination Packet.

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