2023-2024 awards for the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

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Awards for the 2023-2024 faculty and staff awards ceremony.

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering presented its annual awards to faculty, staff, and students for the 2022-2023 academic year on April 22, 2024. These awards celebrate the excellence and fundamental values of our college.

2023-2024 Faculty Awardees

International Educator of the Year

  • Senior Faculty Award – Christophe Bobda, Ph.D.
  • Junior Faculty Award – Gloria Jung A. Kim, Ph.D.

Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award

  • Aysegul Gunduz, Ph.D. Douglas Spearot, Ph.D. Kirk Ziegler, Ph.D. Sanjay Ranka, Ph.D. Shuo Wang, Ph.D.

Undergraduate Teacher of the Year

  • May Mansy, Ph.D.

Faculty Advising/Mentor of the Year

  • Eric Schwartz, Ph.D.

Teacher/Scholar of the Year

  • Ranga Narayanan, Ph.D.

Pramod P. Khargonekar Junior Faculty Award for Excellence

  • Jennifer Nichols, Ph.D.

Excellence Award for Assistant Professors

  • Farimah Farahmandi, Ph.D.

Faculty Award for Excellence in Leadership

  • David Arnold, Ph.D.

Faculty Award for Excellence in Innovation

  • Thomas Angelini, Ph.D.

2023-2024 Staff Awardees

International Educator of the Year Staff Award

  • Sophie Spratley, Ph.D.

Professional Advisor of the Year Staff Award

  • Michael Todd

Staff Award for Excellence in Leadership

  • Shawn Lander

Staff Award for Excellence in Innovation

  • Joel Parker

2023-2024 Student Awardees

Attributes of a Gator Engineer Awards

Creativity

  • Skylar Stolte
  • John McCauley

Leadership

  • Marisa Pacheco
  • Andrea Camacho-Betancourt

Integrity

  • Maedeh Lotfi
  • Alexander Blaudow

Professional Excellence

  • Jessica Aldrich
  • Isha Verma

Service to the Global Community

  • Karthik Boregowda
  • Anne Davin

Community & Inclusion

  • Adam Kriz
  • An Nguyen

Gator Engineering Student Society Recognition Award for Excellence

  • Solar Gators

UF Society of Women Engineers’ Outstanding Support for Women in Engineering Award

  • Yeongseon Jang, Ph.D.

Commencement Awards

Outstanding Gator Engineering M.S. Scholar

  • Divya Vellanki

Outstanding Gator Engineering Four-Year Scholar

  • Madeleine McCreary

Outstanding Gator Engineering Two-Year Scholar

  • An Nguyen

Dean Jonathan F.K. Earle Engineering Leadership Award

  • Christina Kohlbeck

Dean Joseph Weil Engineering Leadership Award

  • Alexander Weaver

Dean Cammy Abernathy Community & Inclusion Award

  • Nicole Kershner

Student Commencement Speaker Award

  • Mateusz Plaza
  • Lily Penoyer
  • Mohit Budhwani

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