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Faculty Achievements & Awards

Awards & Achievements of faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Systems at University of Cincinnati

2014 EECS Faculty Awards and Honors



Faculty Receive Awards and Honors from EECS





kreit-heikJason Heikenfeld, Erik Kreit (a recent UC PhD graduate), and scientists from Marine Biology Lab, Air Force Research Labs, and Army Research Labs, published a paper that was featured on the cover of the highly regarded Interface, published by the Journal of the Royal Society. .  The paper entitled "Biological versus electronic adaptive coloration: how can one inform the other?" was picked up by numerous news outlets (just google 'Kindle and Cuttlefish') and international radio interviews


mazlakLarry Mazlak, an EECS Emeritus Professor, continues to have his work in computational linguistics featured in national publications like the New York Times


minaiDr. Ali Minai, was recently was awarded a $1,000,000 Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (or the INSPIRE award) for his project, “The Hunting of the Spark: A Systematic Study of Natural Creativity in HumanNetworks.”


John Franco will be a lecturer at the 2nd SAT/SMT Summer School to be held in Trento, Italy, June 17-20, 2012.  More information can be obtained by following this link:  The summer school precedes the 15th International Conference on the Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing.  A link to that conference is here:


Jason Heikenfeld gave invited talks on electronic paper at the International Display Workshops in Nagoya Japan and the Texas Nanotechnology.


Donglu Shi will be giving an invited talk in the "Next Generation Biomaterials" symposium at the Materials Science and Technology 2012 Conference & Exhibition.


Andrew Steckl has several major recent presentations:

  • Keynote Presentation at the International Workshop on Nano- and Bio-Photonics on “DNA as an Optical Material,” Lyon, France, Oct. 2011
  • Invited Seminar at Northwestern University Materials Science & Engineering Department on “The Engineering of DNA for Device Applications”, Nov. 2011
  • Invited Presentation at Workshop on the Future of Electronics on “Paper Inside?-- The Future of Electronics on Paper,” San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dec. 2011


Frank Zhou’s 2012 summer research project has been selected for funding by the University Research Council (URC).   He has been awarded $8,000 to support his research in novel cross-layer modeling, performance analysis, optimization and design for next generation wireless communication systems. 




Established Entrepreneurial Achievement Award, 2013—Dr. Jason Heikenfeld

Distinguished Research Professor, 2013—Dr. Andrew Steckl

CEAS Distinguished Engineering Researcher, 2013—Dr. Victor Hunt

CEAS Research Award, 2013—Dr. Andrew Steckl

CEAS Master Engineering Educator, 2013—Dr. Xuefu Zhou

CEAS Master Engineering Educator, 2013—Dr. Jason Heikenfeld

Distinguished Teaching Professor, 2012—Dr. Marc Cahay

Established Entrepreneurial Achievement Award, 2011—Dr. Chong Ahn

Emerging Entrepreneur Award, 2010, Dr. Jason Heikenfeld

Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2009—Dr. Thomas Mantei

Emerging Entrepreneur Award, 2009—Dr. Chong Ahn

Emerging Entrepreneur Award, 2008—Dr. Fred Beyette

Rieveschl Award for Distinguished Scientific Research, 2006





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