The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering presented its annual awards to faculty, staff, and students for the 2022-2023 academic year on April 28, 2023. These awards celebrate the excellence and fundamental values of our college.
2022-2023 Faculty Awardees
International Educator of the Year
- Senior Faculty Award – John K. Schueller, Ph.D.
- Junior Faculty Award – Jeremiah Blanchard, Ph.D.
Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award
- Swarup Bhunia, Ph.D.
- Assel Aitkaliyeva, Ph.D.
- John Conklin, Ph.D.
- Kyle Allen, Ph.D.
- Kevin Otto, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Teacher of the Year
- Jonathan Brooks, Ph.D.
Faculty Advising/Mentor of the Year
- Michael Griffis, Ph.D.
Teacher/Scholar of the Year
- Wesley E. Bolch, Ph.D.
Pramod P. Khargonekar Junior Faculty Award for Excellence
- Christopher Ferraro, Ph.D.
Excellence Award for Assistant Professors
- Piyush K. Jain, Ph.D.
UF Research Foundation Professorship Award
- Sivaramakrishnan (Bala) Balachandar, Ph.D.
- Sanjay Ranka, Ph.D.
- Parisa Rashidi, Ph.D.
2022-2023 Staff Awardees
International Educator of the Year Staff Award
- Joel Parker
Professional Advisor of the Year Staff Award
- Sierra McVeigh
2022-2023 Student Awardees
Attributes of a Gator Engineer Awards
Service to the Global Community
- Ph.D.: Oscar LaFontaine (Civil Engineering)
- B.S.: Alejandro Hernandez (Biomedical Engineering)
- Ph.D.: Jorge Santiago-Hernández (Civil Engineering)
- B.S.: Kiara Xhindi (Biomedical Engineering)
- Ph.D.: Santosh Rananaware (Chemical Engineering)
- B.S.: Grace Winkler (Mechanical Engineering)
- Ph.D.: Minh-Chau Le (Mechanical Engineering)
- B.S.: Mackenzie Peck (Mechanical Engineering)
- Ph.D.: Woosol Lee (Electrical Engineering)
- B.S.: Julie Peeling (Agricultural and Biological Engineering)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Ph.D.: Elizabeth Volpe (Civil Engineering)
- B.S.: Krista Marrocco (Electrical Engineering)
Gator Engineering Student Society Recognition Award for Excellence
- Women in Computer Science and Engineering (WiCSE)
Outstanding Gator Engineering M.S. Scholar
- Ekleen Kaur (Computer Science)
Outstanding Gator Engineering Four-Year Scholar
- Sophie Louise Williams (Chemical Engineering)
Outstanding Gator Engineering Two-Year Scholar
- Colton Miles Ginter (Materials Science and Engineering)
Dean Jonathan F.K. Earle Engineering Leadership Award
- Zinia Noureen Basil (Biomedical Engineering)
Dean Joseph Weil Engineering Leadership Award
- Marion Diana Hagstrom (Biomedical Engineering)
Dean Cammy Abernathy IDEA Award
- Oluwabusayo Adeyemi Oni (Biomedical Engineering)
Commencement Student Speakers
- Connor Rice (Civil Engineering, undergraduate)
- Lillian Heran (Environmental Engineering Sciences, undergraduate)
- Diksha Verma (Computer Science, graduate commencement)