PSEAS Awards
 

Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Awards

The Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS), in conjunction with College representatives, presents a number of awards to engineering faculty, staff, and alumni. These honors recognize outstanding teaching, research, and advising among the faculty of the College. Nominated by their respective departments, honorees are selected by their peers along with members of the PSEAS Board of Directors.

Learn more about PSEAS Awards.

ESM Recipients:

Distinguished Service Award

  • Dale Mosier (2016)
  • John Bender (2013)
  • Thomas Sheffer (2011)
  • Barbara Faust (2009)
  • A. Michael Erdman (2008)
  • Sam Zamrik (2007)
  • Andrew Pytel (2001)

Outstanding Advising Award

  • Albert Segall (2013)
  • Chris Masters (2010)
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia (2006)
  • Russ Messier (2004)
  • Sabih Hayek (1999)
  • Bill Thompson (1998)
  • Andrew Pytel (1977 and 1989)
  • Rob Pangborn (1985)

Outstanding Teaching Award

  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia (2016)
  • Al Segall (2015)
  • Corina Drapaca (2013)
  • Mark Horn (2008)
  • Rick Queeney (2001)
  • Francesco Costanzo (2000)
  • Gary Gray (1999)
  • Renata Engel (1997)
  • Chuck Bakis (1996)
  • Joe Cusumano (1995)
  • Rob Pangborn (1989)
  • Bill Thompson (1984)
  • R. Vierck (1973)
  • Andrew Pytel (1972)

Outstanding Research Award

  • Sulin Zhang (2016)
  • Melik Demirel (2013)
  • Tony Huang (2011)
  • Chuck Bakis (2010)
  • Michael Lanagan (2008)
  • Bernie Tittmann (1998)
  • Joe Rose (1997)
  • Rand German (1995)
  • Barbara Shaw (1994)
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia (1996)
  • H. Thomas Hahn (1991)
  • Russ Messier (1990)
  • Pat Lenahan (1989)
  • Vasu Varadan (1987)
  • Vijay Varadan (1987)
  • Vernon Neubert (1983)
  • S. Ashok (1983)
  • Sabih Hayek (1982)
  • Steve Fonash (1981)
  • Norm Davids (1974)

Outstanding Staff Award

  • Carrie Friday (2014)
  • Ardell Hosterman (2010)
  • Susan Croyle (2007)
  • Eileen Orr (1995)

Premier Research Award

  • Pat Lenahan (2010)
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia (2008)
  • Joe Rose (2002)
  • Rand German (1998)
  • Vasu Varadan (1990)
  • Vijay Varadan (1990)
  • Steve Fonash (1985)

Premier Teaching Award

  • Francesco Costanzo (2007)
  • Gary Gray (2002)
  • Bill Thompson (1993)
  • Andrew Pytel (1983)
  • Outstanding Advising
  • Albert Segall (2013)
  • Chris Masters (2010)
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia (2006)
  • Russ Messier (2004)
  • Sabih Hayek (1999)
  • Bill Thompson (1998)
  • Andrew Pytel (1977 and 1989)
  • Rob Pangborn (1985)

Rising Star Award

  • Melissa Showalter (2016)
 
 

About

The Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) is an internationally distinguished department that is recognized for its globally competitive excellence in engineering and scientific accomplishments, research, and educational leadership.

Our Engineering Science program is the official undergraduate honors program of the College of Engineering, attracting the University’s brightest engineering students. We also offer graduate degrees in ESM, engineering mechanics, engineering at the nano-scale, and an integrated undergraduate/graduate program.

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4523