Awards and Honors

  • Professor Honorario, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia (2009)
  • Charter Class of Academy of Inventors, University of South Florida (2009)
  • Fellow, American Society of Metals, ASM (2007)
  • ASM-IIM Visiting Lecture Award, ASM International (2007)
  • Certificate of Participation, The National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, Tampa (2008)
  • Certificate of Appreciation and Recognition, The International Conference on Nanotechnology: Opportunities and Challenges ICON008), Center for Nanotechnology, King Abdulla Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (2008)
  • Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation, Materials Science & Technology 2007 Conference, Detroit, MI (2007)
  • Certificate of Appreciation and Recognition, III International Mechanical Engineering Congress), Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia (2006)
  • CAREERNSF Faculty Early Career Development  Award” (2000-2006)
  • Theodore and Venette Askounes Ashford Distinguished Scholar Award, University of South Florida (2006)
  • International Panel Member, Nano Diamond Network (NaDiNe) of the Austrian Nano-initiative (2006)
  • Advisory Board Member, Biomedical Research Infrastructure (NIH Funded Grant), Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL (2004-present)
  • Certificate of Appreciation (Lead Symposium Organizer), Materials Research Society (2005)
  • Sigma XI Tampa Bay Chapter Outstanding Dissertation AwardMajor Professor for P. Zantye, A Study of Integration Issues in Cu-Low k Dielectric Materials in Damascene Structure (2005)
  • Certificate of Appreciation (ME REU Coordinator), College of Engineering, USF (2004)
  • Outstanding Faculty Research Achievement Award, University of South Florida (2004)
  • Advisory Board Member, Research Infrastructure for Minority Institution (RIMI), Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL (2003-2006)
  • Certificate of Appreciation (ME REU Coordinator), College of Engineering, USF (2003)
  • USF President Faculty Excellence Award (2003)
  • Cluster Director, ‘Advanced Materials’, Alabama NASA EPSCoR Program (1994-2000)
  • NSF Fellowship Award to attend NSF Summer Institute on Nanomechanics Workshop, Chicago (2003)
  • Certificate of Appreciation (Lead Symposium Organizer), The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (2002)
  • USF Graduate Council Outstanding Thesis Award – Major Professor, for Swetha Thagella, Study of Tribological Properties and Modeling of Removal Rate of Low-K and Copper in Chemical Mechanical Planarization Process (2002)
  • Certificate of Appreciation (Lead Symposium Organizer), Materials Research Society (2002)
  • Certificate of Appreciation (Symposium Organizer), Materials Research Society (2001)
  • Research and Creative Scholarship Award, University of South Florida (2001)
  • Certificate of Appreciation (Lead Symposium Organizer), The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (1999)
  • Certificate of Appreciation (Lead Symposium Organizer), The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (1998)
  • Alabama DOE EPSCoR Young Investigator Award (1996-1997)
  • Alabama NSF EPSCoR Young Investigator Award (1996-1997)
  • National Research Council Twining Fellowship Award (1997-1998)
  • Outstanding Research Award, Univ. of South Alabama (1995-96)
  • International Metallurgical Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Mu (1990)
  • National Engineering Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi (1989)
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, North Carolina State University (1989-1991)
  • National Merit Scholarship’ from the Government of India (1981-1985)