National and International Recognition

2016

National Recognition and Society Awards - 2016

Jason Hicken, Assistant Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, awarded a Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Jie Lian, Associate Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering received The Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) Award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Ali Tajer, Assistant Professor of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, awarded a Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF)

B. Wayne Bequette, Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, was named a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Steven Cramer, William Weightman Walker Professor of Polymer Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, received a 2016 American Chemical Society (ACS) award in Separations Science and Technology.

Suvranu De J. Erik Jonsson ‘22 Distinguished Professor; Director, Center for Modeling, Simulation, and Imaging in Medicine (CEMSIM); Department Head and Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, was elected Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE) and received the 2016 International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM) Fellows Award.

Ricardo Dobry, NAE, Institute Professor of Engineering; Director, Center for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (CEES); Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the 2016 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) H. Bolton Seed Medal.

Jonathan Dordick Vice President for Research; Howard P. Isermann ‘42 Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering; Co-Director, Heparin Applied Research Center, received the 2015 Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Division Award in Chemical Engineering from The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Mariah Hahn, Professor, Biomedical Engineering was elected Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE).

Liping Huang, Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, was appointed Secretary of the American Ceramics Society Glass & Optical Materials Division Executive Committee.

Xavier Intes, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, was elected Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE).

Mattheos Koffas, Dorothy and Fred Chau ‘71 Career Development Constellation Professor in Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering; Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, was elected Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE).

Nikhil Koratkar, John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Chair of Engineering; Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, was elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Assad Oberai, Associate Dean of Engineering for Research and Graduate Programs; Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, was elected Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE).

Linda Schadler, Vice Provost and Dean for Administration and Undergraduate Education; Russell Sage Professor of Engineering; Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, was elected Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS).

Thomas Sharkey, Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, received the 2016 Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Operations Research (OR) Division Teaching Award for 2016.       

Michael Shur, Patricia W. and C. Sheldon Roberts ‘48 Chaired Professor in Solid State Electronics; Professor of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, received the 2016 Electrochemical Society (ECS) Electronics and Photonics Division Award.

John T. Wen, Department Head and Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering; Professor of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, received 2015 IEEE Transaction on Automation Science and Engineering Best Paper Award. 

Professional Society Journal Editorial Appointments – 2016

Anak Agung Julius, Associate Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems (Elsevier, Impact Factor).  

Pawel Keblinski, Department Head and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, was appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Physics. 

Mattheos Koffas, Dorothy and Fred Chau ‘71 Career Development Constellation Professor in Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering; Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, appointed Editor of Biotechnology Advances and to the Editorial Board of Metabolic Engineering.

Leila Parsa, Associate Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, appointed Editor of IEEE Transaction on Energy Conversion.

Richard Radke, Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, appointed one of the inaugural Senior Area Editors for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing.

Ali Tajer, Assistant Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, appointed as a Guest Editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine.

Special External Recognition – 2016

Tarek Abdoun, Judith and Thomas Iovino ’73 Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the School of Engineering 2016 Education Innovation Award and, as part of a team from SMU, received the 2015 Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Bronze Award.

Georges Belfort, Institute Professor of Science, Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, received the 2015 Chemical and Biological Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award.

B. Wayne Bequette, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, was elected Vice President of the Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering (CACHE) Corporation.

Cynthia Collins, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, was selected as a World Economic Forum “Young Scientist”.

Prabhat Hajela, Provost, Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering was named to the Hall of Distinguished Alumni at Iowa State University, Department of Aerospace Engineering.

Christopher Letchford, Department Head and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, delivered the Institution of Civil Engineers Scruton Lecture, “The Evolution of Wind Engineering” in London, UK,

Daniel Lewis, Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, received the Erskine Fellowship (Summer 2017), a teaching fellowship at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Edmund F. Palermo, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, was selected for a 3M Nontenured Faculty Award (3M NTFA) for “Bioresponsive Polymers as Anti-fouling Coatings”.  http://mse.rpi.edu/news/02112016-1646/ed-palermo-received-3m-nontenured-faculty-award

Jennifer Pazour, Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, was awarded a 2016 Early-Career Research Fellowship by Gulf Research Program 

Zvi Rusak, Professor, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, was named Chair, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 8th Theoretical Fluid Mechanics Conference.

Johnson Samuel, Assistant Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, received the School of Engineering 2016 Research Excellence Award, the Outstanding Young Alumni Award, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, from University of Illinois—Urbana Champaign, and was selected as a World Economic Forum “Young Scientist”.

Michael Shur, Patricia W. and C. Sheldon Roberts ‘48 Chaired Professor in Solid State Electronics; Professor of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, was selected as Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Sensors council for 2016-2018, was re-appointed as the Corresponding Member to the IEEE Intellectual Property Committee, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree by the University of Vilnius.

Michael Symans, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the Northeast District Chi Epsilon Excellence in Teaching Award.

Peter Tessier, Richard Baruch M.D. Career Development Professor; Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, received the 2016 Biochemical Engineering Journal Young Investigator Award (Editors of the Biochemical Engineering Journal, in cooperation with the European Society of Biochemical Engineering Sciences).

2015

National Recognition and Professional Society Awards, 2015

Jason Hicken, Assistant Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering received an Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award for “Optimization of Complex Systems using Imperfect Data from Large-scale Simulations”. Read story.

Sangwoo Lee, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, was awarded the Cozzarelli Prize in Engineering and Applied Sciences from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).  Read story.

Georges Belfort, Institute Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, was selected Chair of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AICHE) Society for Biological Engineering (SBE). Read story.

Ying Chen, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, received the Alfred H. Geisler Memorial Award, from the American Metals Society (ASM) Eastern NY chapter.

Guohao Dai, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering received the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) 2015 Rising Star Award.

Jonathan Dordick, Vice President, Research, Howard P. Isermann Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering and Robert Linhardt, the Ann and John H. Broadbent Jr. `59 Senior Constellation Professor of Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering at Rensselaer were named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Read story

Jonathan Dordick, Vice President, Research, Howard P. Isermann Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, received the 2015 Food, Pharmaceutical, and Bioengineering Division Award in Chemical Engineering from the American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE). Read story.

Shekhar Garde, Dean of Engineering, Elaine S. and Jack S. Parker Chair, Chemical and Biological Engineering was named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Read story.

Juergen Hahn, Professor and Department Head, Biomedical Engineering, was elected Trustee of Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering (CACHE). Read story.

Qiang Ji, Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, was elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Pawel Keblinski, Professor and Department Head, Materials Science and Engineering, was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).

Nikhil Koratkar, John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Professor of Engineering, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, was awarded the 2015 Gustas L. Larson Memorial Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Read story.

Eric Ledet, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, received the 2015 “ISSLS Prize” from the International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine and the journal SPINE. Read story

Chris Letchford, Professor and Department Head, Civil and Environmental Engineering, was elected President of the American Association for Wind Engineering (AAWE).

Assad Oberai, Associate Dean for Engineering Research and Graduate Programs, Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, was elected Fellow of U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM).

Joel L. Plawsky, Professor and Department Head, Chemical and Biological Engineering, was named Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Matt Oehlschlaeger, Associate Dean for Engineering Academic Affairs, Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, was elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Zvi Rusak, Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, was elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Read story.

Richard Siegel, Robert W. Hunt Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, was elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Read story.

Jian Sun, Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering was elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Ali Tajer, Assistant Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, was elevated to IEEE Senior Member.

Peter Tessier, Richard Baruch M.D. Career Development Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, received the 2015 Young Investigator Award for the Division of Biochemical Technology of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

John Tichy, Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, was awarded the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2014 Mayo D. Hersey Award. Read story.

Ge Wang, John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Professor of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, was named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Read story.

Xie George Xu, Edward E. Hood Jr. Endowed Faculty Chair, Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, Director, Center for Engineering-based Patient Modeling (CEPM), was awarded the 2015 Randall S. Caswell Award by the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards (CIRMS). Read story.

 

Professional Society Journal Editorial Appointments, 2015

Juergen Hahn, Professor and Department Head, Biomedical Engineering, appointed Associate Editor of Processes.

W. Randolph Franklin, Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, was appointed an Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems.

Mattheos Koffas, Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, named Associate Editor for Metabolic Engineering Communications.

Uwe Kruger, Professor of Practice, Biomedical Engineering, named Associate Editor of Control Engineering Practice.

Assad A. Oberai, Associate Dean for Engineering Research and Graduate Programs, Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering named Academic Editor for Plos One.

Richard Radke, Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, was appointed as one of the inaugural class of Senior Area Editors for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. 

Onkar Sahni, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, appointed to the editorial board of Engineering with Computers.

Ali Tajer, Assistant Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, Guest Editor-in-Chief: IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid - Special Issue on Theory of Complex Systems with Applications to Smart Grid Operations.

Daniel Walczyk ’91G, Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, Director, Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS), appointed Associate Editor of Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering.

John Wen ’85 Ph.D., Professor and Department Head, Industrial and Systems Engineering, was appointed Senior Editor of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters.

 

Special External Recognition, 2015

B. Wayne Bequette, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, served as Meeting Program Chair for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, November, 2014.

Shekhar Garde, Dean of Engineering, Elaine S. and Jack S. Parker Chair, Chemical and Biological Engineering was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award (Academics) from the University Department of Chemical Technology Alumni Association and the Institute of Chemical Technology (Mumbai, India).

Prabhat Hajela, Provost and Professor, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Re-Appointed Chair of National Academies Information Sciences Panel for the Army Research Labs; Re-Appointed Member of the National Academies Army Research Labs Technical Assessment Board and Appointed to the National Academies Intelligence Science and Technology Experts Group

Jason Hicken, Assistant Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, received the Howard Rosenbrock Prize for the best paper published in Optimization and Engineering.

Amir H. Hirsa, Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, received the School of Engineering Classroom Excellence Award

Jose E. Holguin-Veras, William Howard Hart Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director, Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment was elected to the Academy of Distinguished Alumni of the Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department at University of Texas, Austin.

Liping Huang, Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, was selected as one of two inaugural Gordon S. Fulcher Distinguished Scholars by Corning Glass Research and Development.

Joel L. Plawsky, Professor and Department Head, Materials Science and Engineering, received NASA’s “Compelling Results” Award and received the School of Engineering Research Excellence Award (Senior Faculty).

Yunfeng Shi, Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, was selected as one of two inaugural Gordon S. Fulcher Distinguished Scholars by Corning Glass Research and Development.

Minoru Tomozawa, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, received the Samuel R. Scholes Memorial Lecture Award at Alfred University, College of Ceramics and Inamorim School of Engineering.

Jie Lian, Associate Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, was selected a Tan Chin Tuan Foundation Exchange Fellow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Peter C. Wayner, Jr., Professor Emeritus, Chemical and Biological Engineering received NASA’s “Compelling Results” Award.

2014

National Recognition and Professional Society Awards, 2014

Ying Chen, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. Read story.

Guohao Dai, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation.  Read story

Johnson Samuel, Assistant Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation.  Read story

Onkar Sahni, Assistant Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation.

Qun (Leo) Wan, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, received the National Institute of Health (NIH) Director's New Innovator (DP2) award.  Read story

Joe Chow, Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Power and Energy Society Charles Concordia Power Systems Engineering Award for outstanding Power System Engineering contributions, the first academic recipient of the award. Read story.

Jose E. Holguin-Veras, William Howard Hart Professor, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director, Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment, was elected Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Read story.

Georges Belfort, Institute Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, received the Alan S. Michaels Award for Innovation in Membrane Science and Technology awarded by the North American Membrane Society. (http://news.rpi.edu/content/2014/03/20/north-american-membrane-society-honors-georges-belfort )

Wayne Bequette, Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, was elected Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE). (http://news.rpi.edu/content/2014/03/07/chemical-engineers-named-fellows-aimbe )

Shekhar Garde, Jack S. and Elaine S. Parker Professor and Dean of Engineering, was elected Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE). (http://news.rpi.edu/content/2014/03/07/chemical-engineers-named-fellows-aimbe )

Michael Podowski, Professor, Mechanical Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, received the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Arthur Holly Compton Award for outstanding contributions to education in nuclear science and engineering. (http://www.ans.org/pi/news/article-374/ )

Xie (George) Xu, Edward E. Hood Jr. Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, was elected Fellow of the Health Physics Society.

Lucy Zhang, Associate Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, received a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship.

Ricardo Dobry, Institute Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the Indian Society of Earthquake Technology Shamsher Prakash (ISET-SP) Award for Significant Achievements in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics.

Ravindra Kane, P. K. Lashmet Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, received the Biotechnology Progress Award for Excellence in Biological Engineering Publication, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). (http://www.aiche.org/about/press/releases/10-13-2014/douglas-clark-ravi-kane-receive-awards-aiches-society-biological-engineering )

Professional Society Journal Editorial Appointments, 2014

Ryan Gilbert, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, appointed associate editor of Cells, Tissue, Organs for Neurosciences.

Ge Wang, John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Professor, Biomedical Engineering, appointed to the Board of Associate Editors (BAE) of Medical Physics.

Deepak Vashishth, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, appointed to the editorial board of PLOS ONE and as an academic editor.

Jian Sun, Professor, Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering, Director, Center for Future Energy Systems, was appointed a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal on Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks.

Ali Tajer, Assistant Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, appointed Editor for the Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Communications and Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.

Birsen Yazici, Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, appointed Associate Editor to Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing.

Suvranu De, Professor and Department Head, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering and Director, Center for Modeling, Simulation and Imaging in Medicine, Editorial Board, Journal of Computational Surgery.

Zvi Rusak, Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, reappointed Associate Editor, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Cynthia Collins, Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, was elected to the Editorial Advisory Board for American Chemical Society (ACS) Synthetic Biology

Robert Hull, Henry Burlage Chaired Professor of Engineering, was appointed as Associate Editor of Journal of Applied Physics Reviews.

John Wen, Professor and Department Head, Industrial and Systems Engineering, appointed Senior Editor, IEEE on Transactions Automation Science and Engineering (TASE).

Mark Embrechts, Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Guest Editor, Neurocomputing, October 2014.

 

Special External Recognition, 2014

Richard Radke, Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, received a 2014 School of Engineering Classroom Excellence Award and named in PRISM, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) journal, list of 20 Under 40 young and inspired faculty powered by ideas in the classroom and the lab. (https://www.ecse.rpi.edu/index.php/17-news/136-rich-radke-asee-prism-magazine )

Burt Swersey, Senior Lecturer, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, received the 2014 Sustainable Practice Impact Award, from the Lemelson Foundation. (http://www.insiderensselaer.com/burt-swersey/ )

Peter Tessier, Richard Baruch, M.D. Career Development Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, was awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and a Young Scientist Award (one of 30 young scientists under the age of 40) by the World Economic Forum (Tianjin, China).

Paul Schoch, Associate Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, received the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award, Tech Valley NY Regional/FIRST Robotics Competition.

Qun (Leo) Wan, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, received the Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award from the March of Dimes Foundation. (http://news.rpi.edu/content/2014/03/20/studying-symmetry-cells-help-prevent-birth-defects )

Mona Hella, Associate Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, received a Fulbright Scholarship at Khalifa University of Science, Technology, and Research in the United Arab Emirates. (https://www.ecse.rpi.edu/index.php/17-news/132-fulbright-fellowship-mona-hella )

Kurt Anderson, Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering and Associate Dean for Engineering Undergraduate Programs was appointed to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Technical Committee for Multibody Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics.

Farhan Gandhi, Rosalind and John J. Redfern Jr Chair in Engineering, Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, appointed American Helicopter Society Education Committee Chair; American Helicopter Society, Technical Council Member.

Michael Shur, Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, was appointed to Administrative Committee of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Sensors Council.

Georges Belfort, Institute Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, was appointed Chair of the Managing Board of the Society of Biological Engineers, AIChE.

Mark Embrechts, Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering won the Best Paper Award in the highly selective 25th Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC 2013) for "The neural support vector machine,". (Co-authors are: M. A. Wiering, M. H. van der Ree, M. J. Embrechts, M. F. Stollenga, A. Meijster, A. Nolte, L. R. B. Schomaker).