Buzzworthy Achievements: Spring Honors Roundup

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The following Georgia Tech employees or units have been honored in recent months.

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The following Georgia Tech employees or units have been honored in recent months.

The following Georgia Tech employees or units have been honored in recent months:    

  • Thomas Barker, assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, was awarded the Junior Investigator Award by the American Society for Matrix Biology.
  • Vicki Birchfield, associate professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, was awarded the distinction of Chevalier de l’Ordre Nationale du Merite (Knight in the French National Order of Merit) by decree of the President of the French Republic.
  • Turgay Ayer, assistant professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, was honored for his research in breast cancer screening policies with three awards during the 2011 Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) annual meeting.
  • Sigrun Andradottir, professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, was presented with the Kuhn Award for her paper, “Adaptive Random Search for Continuous Simulation Optimization,” co-authored with Andrei Prudius, at the 2011 INFORMS annual meeting.  
  • Eberhard Voit, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was elected a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.
  • The Campus Recreation Center, in partnership with LEAD and the China Summer Program, won the NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Bronze Award of Excellence in the Athletic and Recreation Program category.
  • Ben Wang, the executive director of the Manufacturing Research Center, has been named the Eugene C. Gwaltney Jr. Chair in Manufacturing Systems in the College of Engineering.
  • John Krige, professor in the School of History, Technology and Society, has won the Doreen and Jim McElvany 2011 Nonproliferation Challenge for his essay, “The Proliferation Risks of Gas Centrifuge Enrichment at the Dawn of the NPT: New Light on the Negotiating History.”
  • Mark Styczynski, assistant professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, received funding through the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative to pursue a global health research project.  
  • Michael Filler, an assistant professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was awarded the Early Faculty Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation.
  • Larry McIntire, Wallace H. Coulter Chair in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was elected to be a council delegate from the Section on Engineering to the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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  • Created On: Mar 5, 2012 - 10:57am
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