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K-State Physics Faculty Awards

Itzik Ben-Itzhak
  • Schwenk Teaching Award, 2000
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2002
  • University Distinguished Professor, 2012 
Matthew J. Berg 
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2015
  • DOD DURIP Award, 2012
Tim Bolton
  • Schwenk Teaching Award, 2005
  • Commerce Bank Oustanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2011
  • K-State College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Star, 2017
Amit Chakrabarti
  • Stamey Undergraduate Teaching Award, 1992
  • Stamey Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2000
  • Presidential Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2002
  • KSU Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award, 2009-10
  • Presidential Award for Outstanding Department Head, 2016
C. Lewis Cocke
  • Stamey Undergraduate Teaching Award, 1989
  • Alexander von Humboldt Award, 1991
  • Max Plank Research Award, 1992
  • Conoco Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award, 1993
  • University Distinguished Professor, 1997
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1980
  • Olin Petefish Award in Basic Sciences, 2004
  • Davisson-Germer Prize Recipient, 2006
Kristan Corwin
  • K*STAR NSF EPSCoR First Award, 2004
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2005
  • WESP Making a Difference Award, 2010
  • Schwenk Teaching Award, 2010
  • Stamey Teaching Award, 2010
  • Ad Astra Top 150 Scientists in Kansas within Past 150 Years, 2012
Brett DePaola
  • Stamey Undergraduate Teaching Award, 1993
  • Schwenk Teaching Award, 1997
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2002
  • Jefferson Science Fellow, 2010
Brett Esry
  • Schwenk Teaching Award, 2002
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2006
  • University Distinguished Professor, 2011
  • Simons Fellowship in Theoretical Physics, 2012
Glenn Horton-Smith
  • DOE Outstanding Junior Investigator Award, 2005 
Keti Kaadze 
  • K-State Mentoring Fellowship, 2015
  • LPC Distinguished Researcher, 2017
Andrew Ivanov
  • K-STAR NSF EPSCoR First Award, 2010
  • Fermilab LHC Physics Center Fellowship, 2011
Bruce Law
  • Stamey Undergraduate Teaching Award, 1995
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2011
Chii-Dong Lin
  • University Distinguished Professor, 1990
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1985
  • Olin Petefish Award in Basic Sciences, 2010
  • Higuchi-KU Endowment Award, 2010
Yurii Maravin
  • DOE Outstanding Junior Investigator Award, 2008
Michael O' Shea
  • Stamey Undergraduate Teaching Award, 1991
Bharat Ratra
  • K*STAR NSF EPSCoR First Award, 1997
  • NSF CAREER Award, 1999
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2002
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2005
  • Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award, 2012
  • University Distinguished Professor, 2016
  • Olin K. Petefish Award in Basic Sciences, 2017
Chris Sorensen
  • Stamey Undergraduate Teaching Award, 1990
  • Stamey Undergraduate Teaching Award, 1994
  • Commerce Bank Undergraduate Teaching Award ,1996
  • Schwenk Teaching Award, 1996 & 2006
  • Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award, 1997
  • University Distinguished Professor, 2000
  • Presidential Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2002
  • AAAR Senior Scientist Sinclair Award, 2003
  • Schwenk Teaching Award, 2006
  • Coffman Chair for Distinguished Teaching Scholars, 2007
  • Carnegie/CASE National Professor of the Year for Doctoral Universities, 2007
  • George Norlin Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Colorado, 2008
  • Olin  K. Petefish Award in Basic Sciences, Higuchi-KU Endowment Award, 2008
  • Courtelyou-Rust University Distinguished Professor Award, 2009
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2012
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2014
Uwe Thumm
  • Harvard - Smithsonian Award, 1999
  • German Science Foundation Award, 2000
  • Max Planck Research Award, 2007
  • Kansas State University Professorial Award, 2008
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2011
  • FAST Fellow of the ETH Zürich and Swiss National Center of Competence in Research, 2013
  • Kansas State University Professorial Award, 2014
  • Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award, 2014
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, 2014
Brian Washburn 
  • K-State Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2015
Larry Weaver
  • Stamey Undergraduate Teaching Award, 1990
  • Schwenk Teaching Award, 2000
  • Presidential Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching, 2003
  • WESP Making a Difference Award, 2006
Dean Zollman
  • AAPT Distinguished Service Citation, 1986
  • Stamey Undergraduate Teaching Award, 1989
  • Burlington-Northern Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1992
  • AAPT Robert A. Millikan Medal, 1995
  • University Distinguished Teaching Scholar, 1996
  • Carnegie Foundation - CASE - National Professor of the Year for PhD Institutions, 1997
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1997
  • University Distinguished Professor, 2001
  • NSF Distinguished Teaching Scholar, 2004
  • KSU Presidential Award for Outstanding Department Head, 2006
  • AAPT Oersted Medal, 2014