Tag Faculty awards

Chemical catalysis pioneer James Dumesic wins international energy prize

July 25, 2019

Dumesic was selected for his pioneering work on novel catalytic processes for converting plant material into advanced fuels, biodegradable plastics, and other renewable chemicals.

“Breakthrough” grants awarded to two agriculture researchers at UW–Madison

July 22, 2019

The competition asked scientists and engineers to build new, dramatic solutions to improve crop systems by harnessing all available technologies.

Professor Gina Bryan named to American Academy of Nursing’s 2019 class of fellows

June 24, 2019

Throughout her career Bryan has worked to expand access to mental health care, particularly by arguing for the removal of legal barriers that limit advanced nurses from practicing to the full extent of their education and licensure.

Mark Hill honored for improvements to vital computer memory systems

June 5, 2019

Hill has been analyzing and improving how computer memory functions since the 1980s. His developments became the basis of the memory models for the ubiquitous programming languages Java and C++.

Fettiplace named a Passano Fellow; 2nd major award for hearing researcher

May 6, 2019

Fettiplace, a professor of neuroscience at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, won the award for showing how cochlear hair cells sense the tiny mechanical vibrations that sound produces in the inner ear.

Pandey, Wendland land American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships

May 2, 2019

Both plan to use their fellowships to work on writing books. Nandini Pandey's will be called "Diversity and Difference in Imperial Rome," and Claire Wendland's is "Partial Stories: Maternal Death in a Changing African World."

Faculty receive WARF, Kellett, Romnes awards

May 2, 2019

Thirty-two members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have been awarded 2019-20 faculty fellowships. The awardees span the four divisions — arts and humanities, physical sciences, social sciences and biological sciences — on campus.

Two UW–Madison scholars elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 17, 2019

American politics expert Katherine Cramer and director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Jo Handelsman are being recognized by the academy for their contributions to science and public affairs.

Astronomer Snezana Stanimirovic named a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow

April 12, 2019

Stanimirovic uses both radio and infrared astronomy to address questions about star formation in and around the Milky Way by probing the properties of interstellar gas.

Four faculty receive 2019 Hilldale Awards

March 28, 2019

One faculty member each from the arts and humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and biological sciences is selected from nominations by department chairs. The winners this year are Patricia Devine, Jin-Wen Yu, Ellen Zweibel and Linda Schuler.

UW–Madison mathematicians named Simons Fellows

March 21, 2019

Andreas Seeger, Autumn Kent and Gheorghe Craciun are among 48 distinguished scientists named to the fellowships, which will help them “focus solely on research for the long periods often necessary for significant advances.”

Two UW–Madison researchers awarded prestigious Sloan Fellowships

February 19, 2019

Sloan Research Fellowships are given to promising young researchers in the early stages of their careers. UW–Madison’s 2019 Sloan Fellows are mathematics professors Mihaela Ifrim and Botong Wang.

School of Education dean elected to National Academy of Education

February 19, 2019

Much of Hess’ research centers on examining how teachers engage their students in discussions of highly controversial political and constitutional issues.

Professors recognized by American Chemical Society

February 14, 2019

Five UW–Madison professors have earned prestigious awards from the American Chemical Society — the largest scientific society in the world. Three will be honored at the ACS National Meeting, and two will deliver awards addresses at the Arthur C. Cope Symposium.

UW-Madison folklorist Leary nominated for Grammy

December 7, 2018

The nomination is for Leary's album notes for "Alpine Dreaming," whose content comes from a record label, Helvetia, launched in 1920 by Ferdinand Ingold, a Swiss settler in Monroe, Wisconsin. Several UW–Madison departments contributed to the project.