Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff receive top university awards

Nine Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff are among those receiving university-wide awards or promotions.

Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering

The title of Distinguished Professor, first awarded in 1956, is Iowa State’s highest academic honor. It recognizes a faculty member whose accomplishments in research or creative activities have had a significant impact on his or her discipline nationally or internationally and who has demonstrated outstanding performance in at least one other area of faculty responsibility. Nominees must hold the rank of professor and have served at least five years on the Iowa State faculty. The awardee retains the title for the remainder of his or her career at the university.

  • Duane Johnson, F. Wendell Miller Professor of Energy Sciences in materials science and engineering

Regents Award for Staff Excellence

The award is presented by the state Board of Regents to recognize members of either the professional and scientific or supervisory and confidential staffs who are outstanding university citizens and have rendered significant service to the university or the state of Iowa.

  • April Franksain, secretary, civil, construction and environmental engineering

Award for Inclusive Excellence

The award recognizes faculty and professional and scientific staff who have advanced the university’s mission of diversity, equity and inclusion beyond their usual job responsibilities.

  • Elaine Phompheng, student services specialist, agricultural and biosystems engineering

Early Achievement in Teaching

The award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding teaching performance unusually early in his or her career.

  • Mohamed Selim, assistant teaching professor of electrical and computer engineering

Academic Advising Impact

The award recognizes outstanding performance by an academic adviser over an extended period of time.

  • Alyssa Mittleider, academic advisor, mechanical engineering

Mid-Career Achievement in Research

The award recognizes a tenured or tenure-track faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary research performance or scholarship accomplishments as documented by peers or experts in the field.

  • Laura Jarboe, Cargill Professor in Chemical Engineering

  • Michelle Soupir, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering

Early Achievement in Research

The award recognizes a tenured or tenure-track faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments unusually early in his or her professional career.

  • Nigel Reuel, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering

Achievement in Intellectual Property

The award recognizes individuals or teams of faculty or professional and scientific staff for outstanding university-based achievements in producing intellectual property.

  • Nigel Reuel, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering

Professional and Scientific Outstanding New Professional Award

The award recognizes a professional and scientific staff member who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments unusually early in his or her professional career.

  • Paul Kremer, research manager, civil, construction and environmental engineering