The Innovators Award for the College of Engineering was established by the Engineering Experiment Station in 2007. The award is presented each year to an individual or team of faculty and/or research scientists who best demonstrate innovation in the development of a product and/or technology originating from the Ohio State research enterprise. Innovation is defined as the act, process or product that creates a new dimension of performance. This award recognizes the achievements of an individual or team whose innovation has successfully translated the research emanating from our laboratories into new products and/or technologies that can be used by the public at large. Recipient(s) of this award will be honored at the annual College of Engineering Faculty Awards Banquet.
The award will be made to an individual or team of College of Engineering faculty and/or research scientists in engineering or architecture who demonstrate excellence in innovation within their field. The innovation can be the translation or application of research outcomes into a product, design or process, but it must exhibit technological novelty. The award selection will be made based on the innovation’s impact, novelty, connection to the research enterprise and societal benefit.
Faculty members of the College of Engineering may make nominations. The nomination package should consist of 1.) A nominating letter, 2.) Supporting materials and 3.) A curriculum vitae of the nominee. Please keep your materials brief and to the point, yet with sufficient information to permit a rational selection. The nomination letter should address the following:
- Describe the primary reason why this entry should be considered for the Innovators Award.
- Describe to what extent the entry exploits and explores creative and original concepts.
- Describe the principal applications of the innovation, any other applications for which it can now be used, and the benefit to society.
Reminder: The nomination letter must be two pages or less, and be on college or department letterhead. Include a proposed citation (25 words or less) at the bottom of the nomination letter. The committee may disqualify nominations that do not meet this requirement.
The Selection Committee will consist of the College of Engineering Honors and Awards Committee, the Associate Dean for Research, and one or more representatives from the private sector.
Final decision will be made by the Dean of the College of Engineering.
The application materials need to be submitted electronically and must be submitted by January 10, 2020.
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John Lannutti, materials science and engineering
Kubilay Sertel, electrical and computer engineering
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Dhabaleswar Panda, computer science and engineering
Joseph P. Heremans, mechanical engineering
Glenn Daehn, materials science and engineering
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W.S. Winston Ho, chemical and biomolecular engineering
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