Recent Awards

The Faculty of the WSU Department of Physics and Astronomy is recognized nationally and internationally.  Among our faculty are six NSF CAREER Award winners, one PECASE award winner, one DOE Outstanding Junior Investigator, one Alfred Sloan Fellow, and seven American Physical Society Fellows. 


2015 Alexey A Petrov   American Physical Society Fellowship
  Takeshi Sakamoto   National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
  Sergei Voloshin   Outstanding American Physical Society Referee
       
2014 Alexey A Petrov   FNAL Intensity Frontier Fellowship
URA Visiting Scholar Award
       
2013 Ratna Naik   Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award
  Robert L. Thomas   Dept. of Physics' Richard J Barber Faculty Award
       
2012 Sergei Voloshin   WSU Academy of Scholars
  Alexey A Petrov   Physics Letters Certificate of Reviewing Excellency (Elsevier)
  Jerry Dunifer   Dept. of Physics' Richard J Barber Faculty Award
  Walter Kauppila   Dept. of Physics' Richard J Barber Faculty Award
       
2011 Sergei Voloshin   Dept. of Physics' Richard J Barber Faculty Award
  Punya Talagala   Dept. of Physics' Richard J Barber Faculty Award
       
2010 Sean Gavin   WSU President's Award for Excellence in Teaching
  Gavin Lawes   WSU Career Development Chair
  Paul E Karchin   WSU Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award
Dept. of Physics' Richard J Barber Faculty Award 
  Alexey A Petrov   WSU Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award
Dept. of Physics' Richard J Barber Faculty Award 
  Paul Karchin
Zhixian Zhou
  College of Liberal Arts and Science's Excellence in Teaching Award
       
2009 Claude Pruneau   Dept. of Physics' Richard J Barber Faculty Award
  Peter Hoffmann   WSU President's Award for Excellence in Teaching
  Boris Nadgorny   WSU Career Development Chair
   ZhiFeng Huang   NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
College of Liberal Arts and Science's Excellence in Teaching Award
       
2008 Peter Hoffmann   Dept. of Physics' Richard J Barber Faculty Award
  Ratna Naik   WSU Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award
  Alexey A Petrov   WSU Career Development Chair
  Steven Rehse   College of Liberal Arts and Science's Excellence in Teaching Award
  Sergei Voloshin   American Physical Society Fellowship
       
2007 Sean Gavin   WSU Career Development Chair
  Peter Hoffmann   WSU Career Development Chair
  Emil Kaczor   Dept. of Physics' Richard J Barber Staff Award
  Gavin Lawes   NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
College of Liberal Arts and Science's Excellence in Teaching Award 
  Alexey A Petrov   WSU Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award
  Jose Riso   Dept. of Physics' Richard J Barber Staff Award
  Punya Talagala   Women of Wayne Alumni Association Research Grant
Career Development Grant from the ESCALATE project of WSU
   Jo Wadehra   College of Liberal Arts and Science's Excellence in Teaching Award 
       

2006

Thomas Cormier

 

Charles H. Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Fellowship
Elected to WSU Academy of Scholars

  Sean Gavin   Dept. of Physics' Richard J Barber Faculty Award
  Ashis Mukhopadhyay     College of Liberal Arts and Science's Excellence in Teaching Award
 

Alexey A Petrov

 

WSU Academy of Scholars' Outstanding Junior Faculty Award

 

Claude Pruneau

 

WSU President's Award for Excellence in Teaching

       
2005 Sean Gavin  

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

  Alexey A Petrov  

NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

       
2004 Sean Gavin   NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
  Peter Hoffmann   College of Science's Excellence in Teaching Award
  Alexey A Petrov   College of Science's Excellence in Teaching Award
  William Rolnick   WSU Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award
       
2003 Sean Gavin    College of Science's Excellence in Teaching Award
       
2002 Robert Harr   College of Science's Excellence in Teaching Award
  Peter Hoffmann   NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
  Boris Nadgorny   NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
  Alexey A Petrov   Frontier Science Golden Award (INFN, Italy)
       
2001 Caroline Morgan    College of Science's Excellence in Teaching Award
  Punya Talagala    College of Science's Excellence in Teaching Award