CUNY will develop and implement a program that will consist of a series of informational and instructional workshops for faculty in participating STEM departments at 3 colleges:


participating departments table

The STEM programs at each of the participating colleges will designate a faculty member who will serve as an awards sponsor/nominator. The workshops will provide the nominators with a toolkit that will include: information about the role and functioning of awards committees, ways to identify promising nominees, approaches for writing effective nomination letters, and methods garnering support for nominees. The workshops will be developed and conducted by the Principal Investigators and select internal and external experts.




Teresa Bandosz, Chemistry-CCNY

Excellence in Review Award- Environmental Science and Technology (2005)
Excellence in Review Award- Carbon (2008; 2012)
Excellence in Review Award-Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (2012)







Dorthe M. Eisele, Chemistry-CCNY

Feodor-Lynen-Fellowship award (2011) to promote academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany



Glen Kowach, Chemistry-CCNY/The Graduate Center

American Association for Crystal Growth and Epitaxy: Young Author Award, Top Scientist 35 Years Old or Younger (2005)

National Academy of Engineering-Frontiers of Engineering: Selected in Top 100 Young Engineers (Ages 30-45) to Participate in Cross-disciplinary Symposium (2002)






Mahesh Lakshman, Chemistry-CCNY

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship (2014)

Other awards: Certificate of Recognition from: Wiley-VCH and ChemPubSoc Europe for “Excellent Service to the Editors and Authors of EurJOC European Journal of Organic Chemistry” and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for “Commitment to Advancing Underrepresented Minority Students in Mathematics, Science and Engineering and for Partnering with the Foundation’s Minority Program” (2007)




Daniel Akins, Chemistry-CCNY

Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM); NSF administered award for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), Washington, D.C. (2000)


Bausch and Lomb Science Award (1959)





Ruth Stark, Chemistry-CCNY

American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow (2011)









Spiro Alexandratos, Chemistry-Hunter

Fellow of the American Chemical Society (2009) to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the Society.







Hiroshi Matsui, Chemistry and Biochemistry-Hunter

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow (2006)


Other awards: Elected member of Frontiers of Engineering, National Academy of Engineering (2006); National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2002-2008)





Rein Ulijn, Chemistry-Hunter

Royal Society Merit Award (2014)

Other awards and fellowships: Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh  (2014); RSC Emerging Technologies Award (2013); Norman Heatley Award (2013); Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2008); Macro Group UK Young Researchers Medal (2007); Leverhulme Trust Leadership Award (2007); EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship (2006)


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Manfred Philipp, Chemistry-Lehman/The Graduate Center

Fulbright Scholar Award (2012-2013)








Janos Bergou

János A. Bergou, Physics-Hunter

Fellow of the Optical Society of America (2005)

Other awards: “L. Jánossy” Award of the Central Research Inst. for Physics (1985); Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (1983-1984); “Pál Selényi” Award of the Roland Eötvös Physical Society (1981)





Larry S. Liebovitch, Physics- QC

Fellow of the American Physical Society (1995) for advancing the physics of fractals and chaos and using these methods to analyze and understand biological systems.”







Kelle Cruz, Physics-Hunter

American Physical Society Corporate Minority Scholar (1998; 1999)








Mark Hillery, Physics-Hunter

Fellow of the American Physical Society (2006) -for his imaginative and pioneering work in quantum information theory and quantum optics and his effective contributions to Physical Review on the Editorial Board and as Associate Editor

Fellow of the Optical Society of America (2005)





Christopher Gerry, Physics and Astronomy- Lehman College

Fellow of American Physical Society (2011)








Dmitra Karabali, Physics - Lehman College

Dmitra Karabali, Physics – Lehman College

Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics Scholar (2013-2015; 2000-2002). The KITP Scholars program allows visiting professors the opportunity to learn about new topics in physics and discuss cutting edge research with the theoreticians at the KITP.






Myriam. P. Sarachik

Myriam P. Sarachik, Physics Department -CCNY

The Oliver E. Buckley prize (2005) -awarded to recognize and encourage outstanding theoretical or experimental contributions to condensed matter physics.
The L’Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science (2005) -aims to improve the position of women in science by recognizing outstanding women researchers who have contributed to scientific progress



Steve Greenbaum

Steve Greenbaum, Physics & Astonomy-Hunter College

Jefferson Science Fellow (2014-2015)- The Jefferson Science Fellows Program is designed to further build capacity for science, technology and engineering expertise within the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Other fellowships and awards: Fellow of American Physical Society (2010); Roosevelt Gold Medal for Science, bestowed by the New York Council of the United States Navy League (2001); Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring awarded jointly by the National Science Foundation and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (2002)


Godfrey Gumbs

Godfrey Gumbs, Physics & Astronomy -Hunter College

Edward A. Bouchet Award  (2005) -To promote the participation of under-represented minorities in physics by identifying and recognizing a distinguished minority physicist who has made significant contributions to physics research.

The Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics Scholar (2002-2004); Fellow of American Physical Society (2004)






Azriel Genack, Physics-Queens College

Fellow of American Physical Society (1991)







Peter Orland

Peter Orland, Natural Sciences-Baruch College

Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics Scholar (2015-2017; 2012-2014; 2005-2007; 2000-2002)







Tim Tiburzi, Assistant Professor Physics Department – City College of New York Award: Kavli Institue for Theoretical Physics Scholar (2012-2014)

Brian Tiburzi, Assistant Professor
Physics Department – City College of New York

Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics Scholar (2012-2014)








Robert Alfano, Distinguished Professor of Physics

Robert Alfano, Physics-City College of New York

APS Arthur L Schawlow Prize in Laser Science (2013)-This award recognizes outstanding contributions to basic research which uses lasers to advance our knowledge of the fundamental physical properties of materials and their interaction with light.

Other awards: Coherent Award for Lifetime Achievement in Biophotonics (2002); Optical Society of America Charles Hard Townes Award (2008); SPIE Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award (2012)




Joseph L. Birman, Physics-CCNY

Heinz R. Pagels Human Rights Prize of the New York Academy of Sciences (2006)-given to scientists in recognition of contributions to safeguard or advance the human rights of scientists throughout the world.

Andrei Sakharov Prize of the American Physical Society (2010)-to recognize outstanding leadership and/or achievements of scientists in upholding human rights.




Daniel Greenberger, Physics-CCNY

Senior scientist award from the Humboldt Foundation (2011)-granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.

Other awards and fellowships: Fellow of the American Physical Society (1999); Foreign member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences; Humboldt Prize (1988)




Michio Kaku, Theoretical Physics-CCNY

Klopsteg Memorial Award (2008)- chosen for their extraordinary accomplishments in communicating the excitement of physics to the general public







Hernan Makse, Physics-CCNY

American Physical Society Fellow (2012)


Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Science and Technology (2006)







Carlos Meriles, Physics: Science Education, CCNY

Fellow of American Physical Society (2015)









Richard Steinberg, Secondary Education: Science Education; Physics, CCNY

Fellow of American Physical Society (2015)







Ramzi Khuri

Ramzi Khuri, Natural Sciences -Baruch College

The Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics Scholar (1999-2001)








Eugene M. Chudnovsky

Eugene M. Chudnovsky, Physics and Astronomy -Lehman College

The Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics Scholar (2008-2010; 2001-2003; 1998-2000)

National Science Foundation Creativity Award (1997)









Richard Bodnar, Psychology-Queens College/The Graduate Center

Gayle A. Olson and Richard D. Olson Prize (2003) – awarded to the senior author of the most meritorious original research article on the behavioral effects of peptides.








Jeffrey Halperin, Psychology-Queens College/The Graduate Center

Kings of Queens Award, for outstanding service to the Borough of Queens, NYC, (2011)


Other awards and fellowships:  Education Update, Distinguished Leader in Special Education Award (2009); Outstanding Postdoctoral Mentor Award, Mount Sinai School of Medicine (2009); Visiting Erskine Fellowship University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, (2008);William T. Grant Foundation Faculty Scholar’s Award (1989)




Jeffrey Parsons, Psychology-Hunter/The Graduate Center

Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award from the APA (2008)

Other awards and fellowships: John Money Award from SSSS (2011); A Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Society for Behavioral Medicine (SBM), and SSSS; APA Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Public Interest Policy (2004)





Virginia Valian, Psychology -Hunter College/The Graduate Center

The Betty Vetter Award for Research (2006)- This award recognizes notable achievement in research related to women in engineering.

AWIS Fellow (2009)- The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is the largest multi-discipline organization for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). AWIS is dedicated to driving excellence in STEM by achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors.




Diana Diamond, Psychology -CCNY/The Graduate Center

Diana Diamond


Research Award from the International Society for Transference Focused Psychotherapy (ISTFP) (2004)

The award recognizes scientific work on transference-focused psychotherapy, a form of therapy that focuses on the patient/therapist relationship as a window into the patient’s personality structure, ultimately to effect changes in both symptoms and personality organization.



Elliot Jurist, Psychology-CCNY

American Psychological Association Division 39 Scholarship and Research Award (2014) -given to a person who has made significant contributions in advancing psychoanalytic psychology in the areas of theory, practice, and/or research.







Robert Hatcher, Psychology-CCNY



Distinguished Applications of Psychology to Education and Training Award, bestowed by the American Psychological Association (2015)

Awarded APA Presidential Citation for his incredible leadership in competency-based education and practicum training, and extraordinary dedication to training future generations of psychologists (2014)




Adeyinka M. Akinsulure-Smith, Psychology-CCNY

Fulbright Africa Regional Research Program Award  (2014)

Delivered Keynote address at IPS -The Mental Health Services Conference (2015)








H.P. Zeigler, Psychology- Hunter College

NIMH MERIT Award (1988) made to investigators who have demonstrated superior competence and outstanding productivity during their previous research experience.

Other awards and fellowships: NIMH Research Scientist Development Award (1969; 1980), American Psychological Association Fellow (1976), Guggenheim fellowship (1974)





Linnea Ehri, Educational Psychology-Graduate Center

The Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (2002)- The award recognizes empirical, theoretical, or scholarly work or collections of works that have served significantly to further the scientific understanding of reading, its processes, its acquisition, or its instruction.

Other awards: Sylvia Seribner Award (1998);  Oscar S. Causey Award (1991)




Tracy Revenson

Tracey Revenson, Psychology -Hunter College/The Graduate Center

Nathan Perry Career Service Award (2013)-This award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to Division 38 and/or the advancement of health psychology as a field, nationally or internationally.







Saul Kassin, Psychology-John Jay /The Graduate Center

The International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG) Tom Williamson Award (2011) -honors those who have produced work of outstanding quality or have done something extraordinary for the benefit of investigative interviewing.

Other awards and fellowships: American Psychology Law Society distinguished contributions to psychology and law award (2014); APA presidential citation award for his research on false confessions; Fellow of the American Psychological Association; Fellow of the American Psychological Society




Susan Opotow, Criminal Justice; Social and Personality Psychology – John Jay/The Graduate Center

Lynn Stuart Weiss Lecture, American Psychological Foundation (2011)-This lecture promotes psychology as a means of attaining peace through world law.








Cathy Spatz Widom

Cathy Spatz Widom, Criminal Justice-John Jay/The Graduate Center

Edwin H. Sutherland Award (2013) recognizes outstanding contributions to theory or research in criminology on the etiology of criminal and deviant behavior, the criminal justice system, corrections, law, or justice.








Michelle Fine, Psychology; Urban Education-The Graduate Center

American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy (2013)

Other awards: Deborah W. Meier Award for Heroes in Education from FairTest -National Center for Fair and Open Testing (2014); Henry Murray Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology of the APA (2012); Social Justice and Higher Education Award from the College and Community Fellowship for her work in prison (2010); Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award for her mentoring legacy over the past twenty-five years (2011)


Herbert Saltzstein

Herbert Saltzstein, Psychology-The Graduate Center

Jose Miguel Salazar Award (2013)

Dr. Saltzstein received this award for the best article published in the Interamerican Journal of Psychology for the period 2010–2011.






Paul Wachtel

Paul Wachtel, Psychology -CCNY/ The Graduate Center

Award for Research and Scholarship from Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of APA (2013)-given to a person who has made significant contributions in advancing psychoanalytic psychology in the areas of theory, practice, and/or research.

Other fellowships and awards: Distinguished Psychologist award from Division 29 (Psychotherapy) of APA (2012); Hans H. Strupp Award for Psychoanalytic Writing, Teaching, and Research (2010)




Irvin Schonfeld, Psychology-City College of New York/The Graduate Center

Distinguished Contributions to the Occupational Health Psychology Award from the Society for Occupational Health Psychology (2011)-this award honors individuals who have been critical to the inception of the field of occupational health psychology. Without their efforts, the field would not be where it is today.






Charles Scherbaum

Charles A. Scherbaum, Psychology -Baruch College/The Graduate Center

Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace (2011)- given to an individual practitioner or team of practitioners who have developed and conducted/applied a specific project or product representing an example of outstanding practice of I-O psychology in the workplace (i.e., business, industry, government).







Harold Goldstein

Harold W. Goldstein, Psychology -Baruch College/The Graduate Center

Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace (2011)









Charles Michael Drain, Chemistry – Hunter

New York Academy of Sciences, “Science in the City” honoree (2004)

Other awards: Foresight Institute Feynman prize finalist, in Nanotechnology (2001); Galvani Prize (1990): Bioelectrochemical Society, Pont-à-Mousson, France.  “Photogating of ionic currents across lipid bilayers”





Jill Bargonetti, Biological Sciences- Hunter/The Graduate Center

The City of New York Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Science and Technology (2001)-to recognize the important role that members of the scientific and engineering communities play in contributing to the success of the City.


Other awards: Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (1997); NAACP Kathy Keeton Mountain Top Award (1997)




Shirley Raps, Biological Sciences-Hunter

Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences (2002-2003) – The New York Academy of Sciences honors distinguished individuals through its Fellowship and Honorary Life Member awards.







Leslie Davenport

Lesley Davenport, Chemistry -Brooklyn College/The Graduate Center

Outstanding Woman Scientist Award, New York Academy of Sciences and MetroSection of AWIS. (2004)









Robert Anderson, Biology-CCNY/The Graduate Center

Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists (2011). Regional award finalist for applying an advanced approach from machine learning to a key problem in ecology and biogeography.









Sally Hoskins, Biology-CCNY

Education Fellow in the Life Sciences by the National Academies (2006)









Shireen Saleque, Biology-CCNY/The Graduate Center

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow (1999-2003)

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Special Fellow (2003–2006)









Frank Burbrink, Biology – College of Staten Island

Joseph B. Slowinski Award for Excellence in Snake Systematics from the Center for North American Herpetology (2008)








Loretta Brancaccio Taras, Biological Sciences-Kingsborough

American Society for Microbiology Scholars in Residence Program Research Award (2005)

Carski Foundation Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award from the American Society for Microbiology (2006)








Eleanore Wurtzel

Eleanore Wurtzel, Biological Sciences – Lehman College

American Society of Plant Biologists award (2012)- The Fellow of ASPB Award is granted for distinguished and long-term contributions to plant biology, and for service to the society.








John Waldman

John Waldman , Biology-Queens College

New York Conservation Leader Award from the Wildlife Conservation Society (2012)- “in recognition of his scientific and literary efforts in support of the conservation of New York’s marine biodiversity”







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Anthony Carpi, Environmental Toxicology- John Jay/The Graduate Center

Carpi 2Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (2009)






Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Earth and Environmental Sciences -The Graduate Center

Harold M. Rose Award (2014)- award honors geographers who have a demonstrated record of the type of research and active contributions to society that have marked Harold Rose’s career.

Other awards: Angela Davis Award for Public Scholarship from the American Studies Association (ASA) (2012)






Anjana Saxena, Biology- Brooklyn College

AACR Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Faculty Scholar Award in Cancer Research, for participation in the AACR  (2013/2011)








Frank mirer

Franklin Mirer, School of Urban Public Health -Hunter College

Franklin Mirer



Donald E. Cummings Award (2012)-The Donald E. Cummings Memorial Award is given for outstanding contributions to the knowledge and practice of the profession of industrial hygiene.


Richard G. Schwartz

Richard G. Schwartz, Speech Language Hearing Sciences -The Graduate Center

Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)  (2014)- recognizes members for their distinguished contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders and is the highest honor the Association bestows.







Andreas Acrivos, Chemical Engineering-CCNY

National Medal of Science (2002) -presented at the White House to individuals “deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, or engineering sciences”





Other awards and fellowships:  Named One Hundred Chemical Engineers of the Modern Era, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (2008); New York Mayors award for excellence in science and technology (1999); Bingham Medalist, Society of Rheology (1994); Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1993);  Fluid Dynamics Prize -American Physical Society (1991); Elected to the US National Academy of Sciences (1991); GI Taylor Medal- Society of Engineering Science (1988); Guggenheim Fellow (1976)



Sanjoy Banerjee, Chemical Engineering-CCNY

AIChE Donald Q. Kern Award for energy conversion (2005) recognizes an individual’s expertise in a given field of heat transfer or energy conversion.

Other awards and fellowships: ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award and ASME Melville Medal (ASME’s highest literature award); ANS Technical Achievement Award; American Society of Chemical Engineers’ Melville Medal; Seymour Cray Prize (Italy), with two Italian collaborators; Honorary Fellow, IIChemE; Fellow, American Nuclear Society (ANS)



Lawrence C. Bank, Civil Engineering-CCNY

IIFC Medal (2012) – highest honor that is awarded to an IIFC member who has made distinguished contributions to the field of FRP composites for construction through research or practical applications

Other awards and fellowships: Harvey Spangler Award for Technology Enhanced Instruction (2007); Charles Pankow Award for Innovation Finalist (2006); NOVA Construction Innovation Award Finalist (2006); Vilas Associate Award (2006); Charles Pankow Award for Innovation Finalist (2004); Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize (2002); Richard R. Torrens Award (2001); American Society of Civil Engineers Fellow (2001); Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize (1999)



Stephen Cowin, Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering- City College

The Maurice A. Biot Medal, American Society of Civil Engineers (2004)- The medal is awarded to an individual who has made outstanding research contributions to the mechanics of porous materials




Other awards and fellowships:  Elected member of the National Academy of Engineering (2004); The H. R. Lissner Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1999), European Society of Biomechanics Research Award (1994), The Melville Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1993), Best Paper Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (1992); Fellow: AAM, AIMBE, ASME, AAAS , NAE


Morton Denn

Morton M. Denn, Engineering and Chemistry -CCNY/The Graduate Center

American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2001)

Other fellowships and awards: Warren K. Lewis Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (1998),  Chemical Engineering Lectureship Award, American Soc. for Engineering Education (1993), National Academy of Engineering (1986),  Bingham Medal, Society of Rheology (1986),  William H. Walker Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (1984),  Fulbright Lecturer (1979-1980),  Professional Progress Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (1977),  Guggenheim Fellow (1971-1972)





Michel Ghosn, Grove School of Engineering-CCNY

Outstanding paper award from International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (2012)


Other awards: International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety, IABMAS Prize (2010);  NASA Faculty Fellow: Glenn Research Center (2003, 2004); American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE, Arthur M. Wellington Prize (1987)



Latif M. Jiji, Mechanical Engineering- CCNY

Ralph Coats Roe Award (2008) for outstanding teaching and contribution to engineering education

Other fellowships and awards: Fulbright Scholar (2004);  Classic Paper Award  by the Heat Transfer Division of ASME (2000), Faculty Advisor Award (1997); Outstanding Academic Titles, listed by Choice, Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, as the author of Heat Transfer Essentials: a Textbook (1999); Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, (1997)



Ilona Kretzschmar, Chemical Engineering-CCNY

Feodor Lynen Fellowship award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2000)







Mitchell Schaffler

Mitchell B. Schaffler, Biomedical Engineering-CCNY

Fellow of the American Association of Anatomists (FAAA) (2010)-The rank of Fellow of the American Association of Anatomists (FAAA) is designed to honor distinguished members who have demonstrated excellence in science and in their overall contributions to the anatomical sciences. Fellows receive a certificate and a lapel pin.


Other fellowships and awards: AcroMed Award for Outstanding Research, North American Spine Fellow, American Society for Biomechanics, Orthopaedic Research Society, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research



William B. Rossow, Electrical Engineering-CCNY

AMS Verner E. Suomi Award (2005)-granted to individuals in recognition of highly significant technological achievement in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.


Other awards and fellowships: NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal (1988);  Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society




YingLi Tian, Electrical Engineering-CCNY/The Graduate Center

IBM Outstanding Innovation Achievement Award in Application for: IBM Smart Surveillance System: Accomplishment Awards (2007)

Other awards: IBM T. J. Watson Research Center Invention Achievement Award (2002, 2003, 2005, 2007); Best System Paper on IEEE Workshop on Multi-modal Sentient Computing: Sensors, Algorithms, and Systems (2007)






Charles Watkins, Mechanical Engineering-CCNY


American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow (2005)







Sheldon Weinbaum

Sheldon Weinbaum, Biomedical & Mechanical Engineering -CCNY

Biomedical Engineering Society Diversity Award (2009) -This Award honors an individual, project, organization, or institution for outstanding contributions to improving gender and racial diversity in biomedical engineering.




Other awards and fellowships: American Academy of Arts & Sciences Fellow (2014); Davies Medal RPI (highest honor for engineering achievement) (2008); Inaugural Fellow, Biomedical Engineering Society (2005); Guggenheim Fellow in Molecular and Cellular Biology (2002);  Classic Paper Award Heat Transfer Division ASME (2000); Melville Medal of the ASME (1996); Best Paper Award Bioengineering Division ASME (1995); H.R.Lissner Award and Melville Medal of the ASME (1994); Research Award of the European Society of Biomechanics (1994); Public Service Award City of New York (1988); NSF “Special Creativity” Award (1985); Senior Fellow Scientific Research Council of Great Britain (1974)


Dennis Sullivan

Dennis Sullivan, Mathematics -The Graduate Center

Balzan Prize for Mathematics (2014)-The International Balzan Prize Foundation awards four annual monetary prizes to people or organizations who have made outstanding achievements in the fields of humanities, natural sciences, culture, as well as for endeavours for peace and the brotherhood of man.




Other awards: New York City Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Science and Technology (1997); The King Faisal International Prize in Science (1993); The Elie Cartan Prix en Geometrie from the French Academy of Sciences (1981);
Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry from the American Mathematical Society (1971)



Jeremy Kahn, Mathematics- GC

Clay Research Award by the Clay Mathematics Institute (2012)- this award is annually by the Oxford-based Clay Mathematics Institute to mathematicians to recognize their achievement in mathematical research.







Christina Sormani, Mathematics-Lehman

Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (2015) – this program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics








Victor Y. Pan, Mathematics and Computer Science- Lehman

Designation of Fellowship in American Math Society for “Contributions to the Mathematical Theory of Computation” (2013)
Best Paper Award -Journal of Complexity (2000)







Noson S. Yanofsky, Computer and Information Science -Brooklyn College

Proze Award (2013)- given by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers for best popular science and popular mathematics book, for “The Outer Limits of Reason: What Science, Math, and Logic Cannot Tell Us”.








Michael Sorkin, Spitzer School of Architecture-CCNY

Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2009)








Lance Brown, Spitzer School of Architecture-CCNY   

Topaz Medallion (2007) awarded for Excellence in Architectural Education.