Three UW-Madison award winners

Posted on 21. Jun, 2011 by in Academic Departments, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Healthcare and Medicine, Issues, Magazine, Materials Science and Engineering, People, Research

Philip Dunham Reed Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Susan Hagness is one of 11 winners of the 2011 Kellet Mid-Career Award, supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. The award recognizes outstanding mid-career faculty members who are five to 20 years past their first promotion to a tenured position. Each winner, chosen by a Graduate School committee, receives a $60,000 flexible research award. Hagness was recognized for her work in applied electromagnetics, with an emphasis on microwave detection and treatment of breast cancer.

Electrical & Computer Engineering Associate Professor Hongrui Jiang is one of 13 faculty members receiving a 2011 Romnes Faculty Fellowship, supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. The fellowship is provided to exceptional faculty members who earned tenure in the last four years. Winners receive $50,000 in unrestricted research funds. Jiang was recognized for his research in microscale devices and systems, with interests in biology-inspired approaches and applying smart polymer materials for increased functionality, better performance, and simpler devices and integrated microsystems.

Erwin W. Mueller Professor and Bascom Professor of Surface Science Max Lagally is one of four professors to receive a 2011 Hilldale Award, the university’s top honor for faculty members. Lagally was recognized for his exceptional contributions in teaching, research and service. In his 40-year career, Lagally has averaged more than $600,000 a year in funding, allowing him to support many PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. He has produced more than 400 publications on a wide range of topics related to atomic-scale studies of surfaces and interfaces of materials. He also is considered an invaluable mentor who has inspired many students from UW-Madison, other universities and the community.

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