2018 Research Award Winners

Senior Researcher
Sang 2017 winner

Dr. Shengmin Sang

AssociateProfessor, Center for Post-Harvest Technologies  
College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Sang was honored with the Senior Researcher of the Year Award for his work involving the identification of bioactive components from functional foods and herbal medicines to prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, obesity and diabetes.



Outstanding Young Investigator
Lifeng Zhang

Dr. Lifeng Zhang

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Nanoengineering
Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

Dr. Lifeng Zhang, recipient of the Outstanding Young Investigator Award, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nanoengineering at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. His research interests involve polymer, ceramic and carbon nanomaterials and nanocomposites which are used in a wide variety of energy and biomedical applications.

Rookie of the Year
Hyung Nam Kim

Dr. Hyung Nam Kim

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering
College of Engineering

Dr. Hyung Nam Kim won the Rookie of the Year Award. The Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering conducts research related to the information and technology necessary to aid older adults with visual disabilities as they obtain, process and use health services.

Intellectual Property Award
award winner cho

Dr. Sung-Jin Cho

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

Dr. Sung-Jin Cho was honored with the Intellectual Property Award. An Assistant Professor in the Department of Nanoengineering at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Dr. Cho conducts research in energy storage. He was named inventor on three provisional patent applications, had a Patent Cooperation Treaty application nationally filed, and a commercial license executed with BioSolar.

Interdisciplinary Team Award
Joseph Graves

Dr. Joseph Graves

Associate Dean, Dept. of Nanoengineering

Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

 

Dr. Joseph Graves, Jr. and the BEACON Center won the university’s Interdisciplinary Team Award. Dr. Graves is the Associate Dean of the Department of Nanoengineering at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. The BEACON Center supports over twenty faculty researchers at the university, bringing together biologists, computer scientists and engineers to offer solutions to classic problems in organic evolution.

Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor award
Jenora Waterman

Dr. Jenora Waterman

Associate Professor, Dept. of Animal Sciences
College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Jenora Waterman is the winner of the new Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award. An Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, she has mentored 22 undergraduate students in research since joining the N.C. A&T faculty in 2008. Her team utilizes basic science and translational research approaches to develop models of respiratory diseases affecting farm animals and humans.