Faculty Awards

Our faculty members do amazing things and routinely earn national recognition. Their achievements reflect the passion and expertise they bring to their fields and the excellence that distinguishes an Ohio State education.

Featured Award Winners


Dutta Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Prabir Dutta, Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry, has been elected to the rank of National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow in recognition of his work in developing novel sensor materials.

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Faculty, Alumnus Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

This year, three Ohio State faculty and one alumnus were elected to the 237th class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Those elected include Janet Box-Steffensmeier, political science; Russell Fazio, psychology; Geoffrey Parker, history; and Carter Phillips, law.

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Four Engineering Faculty Named 2017 IEEE Fellows

Four College of Engineering faculty members were named 2017 Fellows by the prestigious Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE). IEEE recognized Computer Science and Engineering Professor Tamal Dey for contributions to geometric computing; Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Eylem Ekici for contributions to algorithms, protocols and architectures of multi-hop wireless networks; Computer Science and Engineering Professor Prasun Sinha for contributions to scheduling and resource allocations in wireless networks; and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor Carol Smidts for contributions to reliability analysis of high-assurance systems.

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EHE Professor Wins Highest National Honor for Research

Shayne Piasta, associate professor of teaching and learning, is one of two U.S. education researchers, and the only professor from Ohio State, honored by President Barack Obama with the 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

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University Faculty and Staff Awards

The Ohio State University recognizes the incredible work of our dedicated faculty and staff annually with a variety of awards.

Provosts 2018 Call for Nominations

External Awards

Scholarly awards and prizes bring prestige and recognition to the Ohio State's world-class faculty. They are not only a recognition of faculty excellence, but also an important metric of institutional performance. Our office curates recognition opportunities based on the National Research Council (NRC), and the Top American Research Universities (TARU), and other prestigious national and international awards.

Since 2006, National Research Council staff have compiled lists of international, national, and disciplinary scholarly awards. The NRC categorizes awards as either "highly prestigious" or "prestigious".

The Top American Research Universities (TARU) report is determined partially on the number of significant faculty awards such as grants, fellowships, and other prizes earned as indicators of faculty distinction.

Selected National and International Awards

Many Ohio State faculty members and prominent alumni have earned prestigious national and international awards, including Guggenheim Fellowships and Noble Prizes. Selected awards earned by faculty and prominent alumni are linked below.

Interactive Faculty Awards Database

The Office of Research coordinates and supports the nomination process for academic prize/award opportunities for Ohio State's faculty members. We are available to meet with college/department awards committees as well as individual faculty members. Detailed information about the available services and resources is available.

Consultation and professional support is available for preparing and submitting academic prize/award nominations for faculty members as well as college/departmental awards committees. Contact Samantha Grevas at Grevas.3s@osu.edu for assistance.