Photo of HWCOE college awards at last year's awards ceremony.

2019-2020 Awards for the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

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Photo of HWCOE college awards at last year's awards ceremony.

The Herbert Wertheim College Awards recognize faculty, staff, and students receiving UF and/or college awards in the 2019-2020 academic year and celebrate together the excellence of Gator Engineering and the fundamental values of our college.

Congratulations to the following awardees! 


International Educator of the Year

    • Junior Faculty Award: Yier Jin, Ph.D.
    • Senior Faculty Award: José C. Príncipe, Ph.D.

Doctoral Dissertation Adviser/Mentoring Awards

  • Bala Balachandar, Ph.D.
  • Wesley Bolch, Ph.D.
  • Kevin Butler, Ph.D.
  • Yuguang (Michael) Fang, Ph.D.
  • Peng Jiang, Ph.D.

Undergraduate Teacher of the Year

  • Gregory Stitt, Ph.D.

Faculty Adviser/Mentor of the Year

  • Mark Law, Ph.D.

Teacher/Scholar of the Year

  • Jose A. B. Fortes, Ph.D.

Khargonekar Award

  • Blanka Sharma, Ph.D.

Faculty Leadership Award

  • Christine Angelini, Ph.D.

Faculty Innovation Award

  • Elif Akcali, Ph.D.

Excellence Award for Assistant Professors

  • David Hibbitts, Ph.D.

UF Research Foundation Professorship Award

  • Richard Hennig, Ph.D.
  • Prabhat Mishra, Ph.D.
  • Ghatu Subhash, Ph.D.

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