Awards

Prof. Ali Dhinojwala’s Awards

  • Whitby Award for Outstanding Teaching and Research from ACS Rubber Division, 2012
  • Outstanding Research Award, The University of Akron, OH
  • NSF Creativity Award, 2009-2011
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2010
  • The Gecko Technology was selected as one of the one of the six technologies that can change how manufacturing is done by SME in 2009
  • Cleveland Magazine, Named one of the most interesting people in Cleveland, 2008
  • CAREER-NSF Award, 2000-2005
  • 3M Young Faculty Award, 1997-2000
  • Omnova University Signature Awards 2000 and 2003
  • Terminal Year Cabell Fellowship, Northwestern University, 1992-93
  • 1st Place, Graduate Student Seminar Competition, Northwestern University, 1992

Student Awards

Yu Zhang :

  • 250th ACS Talk Award, August 2015

Adrian Defante

  • Alan Gent Distinguished student paper award, 2015
  • Peebles award, 2015

Alyssa Stark :

  • Alan Gent Distinguished student paper award, 2014
  • Peebles Award for Graduate Research in Adhesion Science, 2014
  • Future of Design: Biomimicry Workshop Scholarship, Talan Products  Inc., 2012
  • Ohio First Bioinfomatics Scholarship, 2010-2011

Vasav Sahni :

  • Ohio Rubber Group Graduate student award, November 2011
  • Peebles Award for Graduate student research, December 2011,
  • LIFE award for graduate excellence, March 2011
  • Frank N. Kelley fellowship, October 2010
  • Outstanding student researcher of the year CUGSR,  April 2009
  • Keynote speaker at Gordon Research Conference, July 2011
  • Alan Ghent Distinguished student paper award, February 2011
  • Ticona “Excellence in Polymer Science Award”, October 2012