Successful Faculty

At Tandon, we consistently recognize and honor outstanding members of our community. It’s doubly gratifying when the outside world does so as well. While it would take several pages to list every accolade garnered by our faculty, even a representative sampling over just this one year is impressive. The faculty members shown here have been deemed among the brightest, most influential, and accomplished in the nation, and many of their Tandon colleagues have won similar laurels.

Terrific New Faculty

Dean Katepalli Sreenivasan has long maintained that institutions are much more than bricks and mortar and that the people and ideas matter most. Tandon has welcomed a diverse group of stellar faculty members who bring with them expertise and ideas in a wide variety of fields.

Tandon boasts multiple winners of the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (Porfiri, Nov, Hartman, Lattanzi, Garg), given to those who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research and excellent education; the Defense Advanced

Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (Ergan), given to rising research stars whose work has the potential to further national interests; the Baxter Young Investigator Award (W. Chen) for medical innovation; the Freudenstein / General Motors Young Investigator Award (J. Kim); and many more. Our faculty members are regularly included on Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10” list (Porfiri, Cappos, Garg), and many have taken on leadership roles in such groups as IEEE and the American Chemical Society. Many others have won multiple research awards from multiple sources (Memon, Silva, Wang, and more).

The accomplishments of all of our professors is a source of great pride for the Tandon community and a testament to their dedication to scholarship, service, and research.

Jin Montclare
Rising Star in STEM
(American Chemical Society)

Siddharth Garg
“Brilliant Ten”
Popular Science

Elza Erkip
Officer, IEEE Information Theory Society

Mary Cowman
President, International Society for Hyaluronan Sciences

Ted Rappaport
IEEE Edwin Howard Armstrong Award

Fletcher H. Griffis
Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of American Military Engineers

Additional Honors

Brendan Dolan-Gavitt
R&D Magazine 100 Awards

David Goodman
IEEE Communications Society 2015 Award for Advances in Communication

Ivan Selesnick
IEEE Fellow

Joseph Chow
Vice Chair of Urban Transportation SIG at INFORMS TSL Society

Katepalli Sreenivasan
Corporate Social Responsibility Award, New York City

Kurt Becker
Board of Directors of National Academy of Inventors; Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Center for Research and Innovation in New York

Ryan Hartman
AIChE Chair of Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Programming Chair

Sundeep Rangan
IEEE Fellow