Awards

1. Paper selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscience & Technology [JAP, 103, 064314, 2008]

2. Paper selected for Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research [APL, 90, 103108, 2007]

3. Paper selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscience & Technology [APL, 90, 103108, 2007]

4. APL Paper highlighted in Nanotechweb, Nanowerk.com, and Nanomedicine News [APL, 90, 103108, 2007]

5. Drexel ECE Outstanding Research Achievement Award (2006)

6. Drexel Graduate Student Association Outstanding Mentor Award (2006)

7. Paper selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscience & Technology [APL, 89, 043123, 2006]

8. Honorary mention for poster titled \Ordering E_ects in Liquid Crystal { Carbon Nanotube Composites", American

Society for Composites 20th Annual Technical Conference, Philadelphia, September 2005

9. International Liquid Crystal Society Multimedia Prize (2004)

10. NASA Summer Faculty Fellowship, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2003)

11. NASA Graduate Student Researcher Fellowship, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (2001)

12. NASA Graduate Student Researcher Fellowship, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (2000)

13. Best Poster Award, 18th International Liquid Crystal Conference, Sendai, Japan (2000)

14. Best Paper Award, 6th Asian Symposium on Information Display, Xi'an, China (2000)

15. Certifcate of Special Congressional Recognition, US House of Representatives (2000)

16. Citation of Excellence, Rhode Island House of Representatives (2000)

17. NSF Summer Institute Fellowship, NTT Cyber Space Laboratories, Japan (2000)

18. NSF Fellowship to attend SILC Liquid Crystal School, Slovenia (2000)

19. NASA Graduate Student Researcher Fellowship, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (1999)

20. Highly Rated Paper at the Society for Information Display Annual Meeting (1999)

21. Recognition Award, National Space Grant and Fellowship Program (1999)

22. NASA RI Space Grant Research Fellowship (1998)

Advised Student Awards and Honors

2012:

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Ms. Alyssa Bellingham (2012-2015)

2011:

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Ms. Elizabeth Plowman (2011-2014)

2009:

SPIE Student Travel Grant, Newport Spectra-Physics Research Excellence Travel Awards Program, Mr. Sameet Shriyan

2008:

Winner, Senior Design Competition, College of Engineering, Drexel University, Mr. Jameson Detweiller, Mr. James McCann, Thad Konicki, Luke McCrone

Drexel University Best Dissertation in the Mathematical Sciences and Engineering, Dr. Hemang Shah

Best Poster Award for Graduate Research, Drexel University Research Day, Ms. Anna Fox

Drexel University College of Engineering Graduate Student Research Award, Ms. Anna Fox

2007:

Best Poster Award for Undergraduate Research, Drexel University Research Day, Mr. David Cherian, Mr. Jonathan Farmer, and Mr. Keith Carr (Senior Design Team advised by Prof. Fontecchio)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Mr. David Delaine (2007 { 2010)

NASA Graduate Research Program Fellowship, Mr. David Delaine (awarded but declined)

NASA Harriet G. Jenkins Research Fellowship Finalist, Mr. David Delaine

Dean's Fellowship, Ms. Anna Fox

Dean's Fellowship, Mr. David Delaine

Dean's Fellowship, Mr. Sameet Shriyan

Chairman's Fund Grant for the Gordon Research Conference on Liquid Crystals, Mr. Hemang Shah

Chairman's Fund Grant for the Gordon Research Conference on Liquid Crystals, Ms. Anna Fox

Drexel University Graduate Student Research Excellence Award, Mr. Hemang Shah

Winner, Concept Phase, Business Plan Competition at Drexel University, Mr. Hemang Shah

Drexel University Graduate Student Travel Award, Ms. Kashma Rai

Honorary Mention, Best Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics, Drexel University, Mr. Sameet Shriyan

Outstanding Leadership Recognition, IEEE University Partnership Program, Mr. Sameet Shriyan

Society for Information Display Travel Award for SID's 27th International Display Research Conference, Mr. Hemang Shah

2006:

Best Poster Award for Graduate Student Research, Drexel University Research Day 2006

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Ms. Anna Fox (2006-2009)

NASA Graduate Research Program Fellowship, Ms. Anna Fox (awarded but declined)

NSF IGERT Fellowship, Mr. Joshua Freedman

Dean's Fellowship, Ms. Anna Fox

Dean's Fellowship, Mr. David Delaine

Dean's Fellowship, Mr. Sameet Shriyan

Society for Information Display Travel Award for SIDs 26th International Display Research Conference, Mr. Hemang Shah

2005:

NSF Bridges to the Doctorate Fellowship, Mr. David Delaine (2005 { 2007)

NSF IGERT Fellowship, Mr. Joshua Freedman

Drexel University Research Fellowship, Ms. Anna Fox

Drexel University Teaching Fellowship, Ms. Anna Fox

Dean's Fellowship, Ms. Anna Fox

Dean's Fellowship, Mr. David Delaine

Dean's Fellowship, Mr. Michael Ermold

George Hill, Jr. Fellowship, Drexel University College of Engineering, Mr. Hemang Shah

Honorary Mention, Award for Graduate Research, Drexel University Research Day, Ms. Kashma Rai

2004:

Sigma Xi Society's \Grants-in{Aid of Research"award, Mr. Hemang Shah

Koerner Family Fellowship, Drexel University, Mr. Michael Ermold (2004, 2005)

SPIE Fellowship, Mr. Michael Ermold

Dean's Fellowship, Mr. Michael Ermold

2003:

NASA Graduate Research Program Fellowship, MSFC, Mr. Michael Ermold (2003, 2004, 2005)

NIST Summer Graduate Fellowship, Mr. Hemang Shah

SPIE Student Travel Grant, SPIE's 48th Annual Meeting, Mr. Hemang Shah

American Chemical Society Summer School Fellowship, Washington State University, Mr. Michael Ermold

Dean's Fellowship, Mr. Michael Ermold