ENG Faculty Awards
BU College of Engineering faculty are recognized within the College, across Boston University, and through esteemed external bodies for their commitment to education, research and innovation.
College of Engineering Awards
Charles DeLisi Award and Lecture
The Charles DeLisi Award and Lecture recognizes faculty members with extraordinary records of well-cited scholarship, senior leaders in industry and extraordinary entrepreneurs who have invented and mentored transformative technologies that impact our quality of life, and provides the recipient with a public forum to discuss his or herwork before the Boston University academic community and the general public.
- Joyce Y. Wong (2017)
- M. Selim Ünlü (2016)
- Mark Grinstaff (2015)
- Christos Cassandras (2014)
- Thomas Bifano (2013)
- H. Steven Colburn (2012)
- Theodore D. Moustakas (2011)
- Irving J. Bigio (2010)
- Malvin Carl Teich (2009)
- John Baillieul (2008)
Distinguished Professors of Engineering
The title of Distinguished Professor of Engineering is awarded to senior faculty members who have had a lengthy, distinguished record of impact in research and service to the College and to their profession. The title will be retained throughout their career at BU.
- John Baillieul (2015)
- Christos Cassandras (2015)
- Christopher Chen (2015)
- Selim Ünlü (2015)
- Joyce Wong (2015)
Dorf-Ebner Distinguished Faculty Fellow Award
The Dorf-Ebner Distinguished Faculty Fellow Award is a five-year appointment given to mid-level tenured faculty who are on a clear trajectory toward exemplary leadership careers and making significant contributions to their field.
Distinguished Faculty Fellow Award
- Ioannis Paschalidis (2011, 2012)
- Elise Morgan (2011/2012)
- Kamil Ekinci (2009/2010)
- Mark Grinstaff, Joyce Wong and Xin Zhang (2008/2009)
The Early Career Research Excellence Award
This annual award celebrates the significant, recent, high-impact research achievements of exemplary tenure-track faculty who are within 10 years of receiving their PhD.
- Ahmad “Mo” Khalil (2017)
- James Bird (2016)
- Mac Schwager (2015)
- Xue Han (2014)
- Douglas Densmore (2013)
- Michael L. Smith (2012)
- Hatice Altug and Muhammad Zaman (2011)
- Luca Dal Negro (2010)
- Elise Morgan (2009)
- Amit Meller (2008)
Innovative Engineering Education Faculty (IEEF) Fellowship
This award recipient is chosen by Dean Lutchen for achievements as an innovative educator in engineering and capacity to further enhance engineering education at the College in a sustainable way.
Boston University Awards
BU Innovator of the Year Award
The Metcalf Cup and Prize
The Metcalf Cup and Prize for Excellence in Teaching is an award created to establish a systematic procedure for the review of the quality of teaching and the identification and advancement of those members of the faculty who excel as teachers.
William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professorship
Established as a way of recognizing the University’s most distinguished faculty, this award is intended to be the highest honor bestowed upon senior faculty members who will continue to be involved in research, scholarship and teaching, as well as the University’s civic life.
- James J. Collins (2009)
Peter Paul Career Development Professor
This highly-competitive professorship is awarded to elite young faculty at Boston University, irrespective of college or discipline.
- Ahmad Khalil (BME) 2013
- Xue Han (BME) 2011
- Douglas Densmore (ECE, BME) 2010
- Hatice Altug (ECE) 2007