Research Excellence Awards Conveyed

Eight N.C.A&T faculty members received the university’s coveted research awards during last Thursday’s Faculty Excellence Awards Program. The annual event celebrates achievement across the spectrum of teaching, community service, intellectual property and research.

The winner of the Senior Researcher Award is Dr. Solomon Bililign, Professor of Physics in the College of Science and Technology. The recipient of the Outstanding Young Investigator Award is Dr. Mahour Mellat-Parast, Assistant Professor of Applied Engineering Technology in the College of Science and Technology. The winner of the Rookie of the Year Award is Dr. Andrea Ofori-Boadu, Assistant Professor of Built Environment in the College of Science and Technology. The recipient of the Intellectual Property Award is Dr. Shengmin Sang, Associate Professor in the Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. The Interdisciplinary Team Award went to Dr. Ram Mohan, Professor of Nanoengineering in the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering; Dr. Sameer Hamoush, Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering; Dr. Ajit Kelkar, Professor of Nanoengineering in the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering; and Dr. Miguel Picornell-Darder, Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering.