Awards & Honors

Faculty Awards & Honors

2024
Mark Blenner (University of Delaware)
Stuart Rowan (University of Chicago)
Aditya Kunjapur (University of Delaware)

UD Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) Outstanding Early Career Faculty Award

2023
Wilfred Chen (University of Delaware)

Elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

LaShanda Korley (University of Delaware)

Elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Elected Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Elected Fellow of the Division of Polymer Chemistry, Inc. (POLY)

Appointed U.S. Science Envoy

Thomas H. Epps, III (University of Delaware)

Elected Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Elected Fellow of the Polymeric Science: Materials and Engineering Division (PMSE)

Minority Affairs Community Eminent Chemical Engineers Award

2022
Peng Bai (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award

Mark Blenner (University of Delaware)

AIChE Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Early Career Award

Wilfred Chen (University of Delaware)

Elected Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Juan J. de Pablo (University of Chicago)

Elected Member of the National Academy of Sciences

Aditya Kunjapur (University of Delaware)

National Institute of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award

ONR (Office of Naval Research, S&T) Young Investigator Award

LaShanda Korley (University of Delaware)

William W. Grimes Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering

Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS)

Elected Fellow of the Polymeric Science: Materials and Engineering Division (PMSE)

Terry Papoutsakis (University of Delaware)

Walker Award for Chemical Engineering Literature

Charles Thom Award (SIMB)

Kevin Solomon (University of Delaware)

2022 Invited Speaker US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

NSF CAREER Award

Dion Vlachos (University of Delaware)

NSF Future Manufacturing Program

Raul Lobo (University of Delaware)

NSF Future Manufacturing Program

Thomas H. Epps, III (University of Delaware)

Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)

Hui Fang (University of Delaware)
Laure Kayser (University of Delaware)

University of Delaware Research Foundation (UDRF) Award

2021
Thomas H. Epps, III (University of Delaware)

Elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

Elected Fellow of the Division of Polymer Chemistry, Inc. (POLY)

Elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering (AIMBE)

William W. Grimes Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering

Chemical & Engineering News (C&E) Trailblazer

Daeyeon Lee (University of Pennsylvania)

DOE BES Primary Place of Performance Grant

Aditya Kunjapur (University of Delaware)

New Innovator in Food & Agriculture Research Award

Langer Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Excellence

Terry Papoutsakis (University of Delaware)

Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)

Elected Fellow of the International Academy of Medical & Biological Engineering

Kevin Solomon (University of Delaware)

DOE BER Genomic Sciences Grant

DOE FICUS (JGI/EMSL) Community Science User Program

Mary Watson (University of Delaware)

Elected Associate Editor of the Journal of Organic Chemistry

Mark Blenner (University of Delaware)

ACS Division of Biochemical Technology Young Investigator Award

SC House Resolution H. 4118 Acknowledgment

DOE BER Grant Awardee

DOE FICUS (JGI/EMSL) Community Science User Program

Raymond Gorte (University of Pennsylvania)

DOE BES Primary Place of Performance Grant

LaShanda Korley (University of Delaware)

Chemical & Engineering News (C&E) Trailblazer

2020
Mark Blenner (University of Delaware)

South Carolina Governor’s Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Scientific Research

Student and Postdoc Awards & Honors

Doyoung Kim (University of Delaware)

2021 Hanwha Travel Award

2022 Kokes Award

Brandon Vance (University of Delaware)

2022 Kokes Award

2022 CATL-CHemCatBio Travel Award

Jamael Ajah (University of Delaware)

2022 Collins Fellowship

Anne Le (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

2021 Tillwick Teaching Assistant Excellence Award

2022 Tillwick Teaching Assistant Excellence Award

2023 Graduate Research Assistant Student Seminar Award for Excellence

Riccardo Alessandri (University of Chicago)
Christine Oberhausen (University of Delaware)

2024 Catalysis Club of Philadelphia (CCP) Best Overall Poster award

Jessie Sun (University of Delaware)

2024 Catalysis Club of Philadelphia (CCP) poster winner