Awards and Recognitions
December 14, 2020
Matthew Sullivan, earth sciences
SI affiliated faculty
Four faculty members in the Ohio State College of Arts and Sciences have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list from Clarivate. The list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in Clarivate’s Web of Science citation index.
December 8, 2020
Judit Puskas, food, agricultural and biological engineering
SI core faculty
Judit Puskas (FAES) is a newly elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
December 6, 2020
Ramteen Sioshansi, integrated systems engineering
SI affiliated faculty
Dean-designate Ayanna Howard, currently a professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, and Professors Ramteen Sioshansi, Jin Wang, Xiaorui Wang and Dong Xuan were honored with elevation to IEEE Fellow. IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. In total, 32 active Ohio State engineering faculty members are IEEE Fellows, including President Kristina M. Johnson.  
November 20, 2020
Rattan Lal, environment and natural resources
SI affiliated faculty
Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of soil science in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), received an Arrell Global Food Innovation Award.
November 4, 2020
Suzanne Gray, environment and natural resources
SI affiliated faculty
On Nov. 4, Gray, who is an associate professor of aquatic physiological biology in the CFAES School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), was named a winner of the Early Career Teacher Award from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The national award goes to new teachers in higher education—ones with no more than seven consecutive years of experience—who demonstrate “a commitment to a career in teaching” and who exhibit “meritorious teaching.”
October 15, 2020
Kip Curtis, Environmental History
SI affiliated faculty
Kip Curtis, associate professor of environmental history at the Mansfield campus, will receive a $89,976 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program for the project "Growing the Growers: Leadership Training and the Development of Key Personnel for Engaged Production in the Mansfield Microfarm."
October 1, 2020
Chris Otter, history
SI affiliated faculty
Chris Otter's book entitled "Diet for a Large Planet" on the world food system and Britain's role in its creation is now released by U Chicago.
August 1, 2020
Christo Sevov, chemistry and biochemistry
SI core faculty
Christo Sevov received $1.8 million from the National Institutes of Health to further his research on developing new synthetic methods to prepare pharmaceutically relevant compounds using electricity. This Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) will support the work of Sevov and his lab to replace dangerous, expensive or harmful reagents with electrical energy, reducing the costs and hazards associated with large-scale production of medicinal compounds.
July 7, 2020
Abdollah Shafieezadeh, civil, environmental and geodetic engineering
Sustainability Institute affiliated faculty
Abdollah Shafieezadeh, civil, environmental and geodetic engineering and Sustainability Institute affiliated faculty, received a $249,638 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a novel, deeply integrated physics-based data-driven approach to assess and enhance the resilience of power transmission systems impacted by climatic extremes. The research is expected to help key decision-makers for the transmission infrastructure to characterize resilience under various uncertain future scenarios and identify optimal adaptation or mitigation strategies. The research program is complemented with educating the next generation of scholars in modeling hazards and infrastructure resilience through an interdisciplinary, research-integrated educational program, a strong commitment to increased diversity in student training and broad dissemination of the results.
June 24, 2020
Katrina Cornish, food, agricultural and biological engineering
SI faculty advisory board
Katrina Cornish was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers for high-performance, natural allergy-safe latex for medical and consumer products, supporting developing countries.