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Research Awards

Research Excellence Award

Intented to recognize those who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship in their respective academic colleges.

  • Dr. Terrence Chambers (2017-18)
  • Dr. Daniel Gang (2016-17)

Rising Star Award

Intended to recognize junior faculty members showing great promise in scholarship in their respective colleges.

  • Dr. Emmanuel Revellame (2018-19)
  • Dr. Mehdi Mokhtari (2017-18)
  • Dr. Yin Feng (2016-17)

Outstanding Doctoral Student Mentor

Intended to recognize those who have shown exceptional productivity in the support of the education of doctoral students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in their respective colleges.

  • Dr. Boyun Guo (2018-19)
  • Dr. Afef Fekih (2017-18)
  • Dr. Terrence Chambers (2016-17)

Innovator Award

Intended to recognize those who disclosed technology in the academic year with the potential for commercial success and economic development. 

  • Dr. Asadollah Hayatdavoudi (2016-17)
  • Mr. William Holmes (2016-17)
  • Dr. Emmanuel Revellame (2016-17)

Certificate of Achievement in Innovation

Intended to recognize those actively involved in advancing the University's innovations through patenting processes in the academic year.

  • Dr. Dhan Fortela (2017-18)
  • Dr. Daniel Gang (2017-18)
  • Dr. Emmanuel Revellame (2017-18)
  • Mr. Wayne Sharp (2017-18)
  • Dr. Mark Zappi (2017-18)

Outstanding Achievement in Externally Funded Research 

Intended to recognize those who have been awarded externally sponsered projects in an amount of $1,000,000 or more during the academic year.

  • Dr. Mehdi Mokhtari (2017-18)
  • Dr. Mark Zappi (2017-18)

Certificate of Achievement in Sponsored Research

Intended to recognize those who have been awarded externally sponsored objects in an amount between $500,000 and $1,000,000 during the academic year.

  • Dr. Jim Lee (2016-17)

Appreciation for Service on a University Research Committee

Intended to recognize those who serve the University by providing the infrastructure necessary to support a robust and well-rounded research program.

  • Mr. William Holmes -Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)- (2016-19)