Honors & Awards

Marek Osinski (2015)
For contributions to analysis of optoelectronic materials and devices.

Vince D. Calhoun (2013)
For contributions to data-driven processing of multimodal brain imaging and genetic data.

Stephen D. Hersee, Emeritus (2004)
For contributions to the development of quantum well lasers by metal organic chemical vapor deposition.

Christos G. Christodoulou (2002)
For contributions to the application of neural networks in adaptive antenna arrays.

Edl Schamiloglu (2002)
For contributions to the generation of intense pulsed charged particle beams.

Steven R. J. Brueck (1993)
For contributions to quantum electronics, nonlinear optics, and optoelectronics.

Ravinder K. Jain (1991)
For contributions to the fields of short-pulse lasers and their application to nonlinear optics and high-speed optoelectronics.

Steven R. J. Brueck (2013)
To recognize outstanding career achievement, scholarly excellence, leadership in a profession, noteworthy public service or humanitarian endeavor.

Steven R. J. Brueck (2010)
Stephen D. Hersee (2012)

Marek Osinski (2003)
For contributions to the theory and simulation of semiconductor lasers.

Steven R. J. Brueck (1987)
For contributions to the spin-flip Raman laser and to stimulated surface polariton scattering.

Ravinder K. Jain (1986)
For pioneering work in the techniques for investigation of short-pulse nonlinear optical processes involving semiconductors and optical fibers.

Sandra Biedron (The International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2012)
For achievements in detection systems and sensors, and nonlinear harmonic emission in high-gain harmonic generation free-electron lasers.

Majeed M. Hayat (2012)
For achievements in photodetectors and image processing for infrared sensors.

Ravinder K. Jain (1989)

Sanjay Krishna (2011)
For achievements in quantum dots-in-a-well and strained-layer superlattice infrared photodetectors.

Luke F. Lester (2013)
For achievements in optoelectronics and semiconductor lasers.

Marek Osinski (2002)
In recognition of achievements in novel optoelectronic devices, semiconductor laser physics, design, and simulation, wide bandgap group-III nitride light emitters, and technical optoelectronics meeting organization.

Steven R. J. Brueck (2004)
For fundamental contributions to the understanding of the properties of materials and their response to intense laser light.

Vincent D. Calhoun (2012)
For pioneering work in methods for identifying intrinsic brain networks from brain imaging data and for multimodal fusion of imaging and genetic data

Sandra Biedron (2013)
For her fundamental advancement of light sources, including the control of light and harmonic light generated from coherent electron beams and the development of high-power long wavelength sources.

Ravinder K. Jain (2008)
For pioneering contributions in several areas of applied physics, including discovery of plasmon-mediated light-emission from tunnel junctions, seminal studies of nonlinear optics in semiconductors and optical fibers, and the invention of several important ultrashort pulse lasers and fiber lasers.

Gardner Zemke Research Award
Dr. Chaouki T. Abdallah (Research, 2004-2005)
Dr. Vince Calhoun (Research, 2016-2018)
Dr. Christos Christodoulou (Teaching, 2008-2011) 
Dr. Gregory L. Heileman (Teaching, 2006-2008)
Dr. Marek Osinski (Research, 2008-2011; Teaching, 2012-2015)
Dr. Balu Santhanam (Teaching, 2015-2017)
Dr. Edl Schamiloglu (Teaching, 2000-2016)
Dr. Balu Santhanam (Teaching, 2015-2018)

IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society
John Kraus Award
Christos G. Christodoulou (2010)
For contributions to the integration and design of reconfigurable multi-band antennas with RF MEMS switches over a wideband frequency range (8-25GHz).

IEEE Computer Society, Outstanding Contribution Award
James Plusquellic
(2012)
In recognition as Co-Founder of and providing outstanding contributions to the IEEE International Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) for the past four years 2008-2012.

IEEE Golden Core Award
James Plusquellic (2013)

IEEE Nanotechnology Council Early Career Achievement Award
Sanjay Krishna (2008)
For contributions to the development of quantum dots-in-a-well (DWELL) heterostructure for infrared focal plane arrays. 

IEEE Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) Particle Accelerator Science& Technology Award
Sandra Biedron (2018)
For broad impact in accelerator science and technology.

IEEE Third Millennium Medals
Chaouki T. Abdallah (2000)
For outstanding achievements and contributions.
Steven R. J. Brueck (2000)
For outstanding achievements and contributions.

SPIE Early Career Achievement Award
Sanjay Krishna (2008)
In recognition of his tremendous contributions to the development of mid infrared focal plane arrays using self assembled quantum dots in a well (DWELL) design.

SPIE Harold E. Edgerton Award

Luke F. Lester (2012)
In recognition of his pioneering contributions to the development, characterization, and integration of quantum dot mode-locked lasers as high-speed optical sources.
Ravinder K. Jain (1992)

ACM/SIGDA Distinguished Service Award

James Plusquellic (2004)
For exemplary service to ACM/SIGDA and the Design Automation Conference as director of the University Booth program.

UNM Teacher of the Year Award
Sanjay Krishna (2010)
Stephen D. Hersee, Emeritus (2000)

A. Earl Walker Neuroscience Award, UNM
Vince D. Calhoun (2012)

University Distinguished Professor
Steven R. J. Brueck

UNM Regents’ Lecturer
Sanjay Krishna (2009-2012)
Edl Schamiloglu (1996-1999)

ECE Researcher Award
Dr. Zhen Peng
(2015)

ECE Teacher Award
Balu Santhanam
Dr. Ying Yang

Lawton Ellis Award
Chaouki T. Abdallah

Balu Santhanam (2012)
Dr. Marios Pattichis (2015)

NSF CAREER Awards
Rafael Fierro (2004)
Luke F. Lester (1995)
Majeed M. Hayat (1998)
Nasir Ghani (2005)
Mani Hossein-Zadeh (2010)
Meeko Oishi (2013)
Daniel Feezell (2015)

Moraine Valley Community College Alumni Hall of Fame (to be presented 19 February 2020 for her contributions to science and technology)
Sandra Biedron 

District 230 Foundation (Inducted 17 April 2015 for her contributions to Science and Technology)
Sandra Biedron 

Letter of Commendation, Presented by the Chief of Naval Research, Rear Admiral Nevin Carr
Sandra Biedron 
(2010)

Young Investigator Award, International Congress on Schizophrenia Research
Vince D. Calhoun (2005)

Early Career Investigator Award, International Society for Neuroimaging in Psychiatry
Vince D. Calhoun (2004)

DARPA Director’s Fellowship
Daniel Feezell (2015)