Tag Faculty awards

UW–Madison physicist awarded Packard Fellowship

October 15, 2019

Shimon Kolkowitz's research into ultra-precision atomic clocks will test Einstein's general theory of relativity.

Randy Shaver honored for boosting farm productivity

September 26, 2019

Emeritus Professor Randy Shaver, who was selected as the World Dairy Expo's 2019 Person of the Year, helped Wisconsin dairy farmers learn to make great corn silage, improving returns per cow and per acre of forage.

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.”