Academic Accolades AY 2020-2021


Audrey MurrellAudrey Murrell to Serve on PWSA Board

Acting Dean of the Pitt Honors College and professor of business administration Audrey J. Murrell was nominated by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto to serve on the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority board of directors.

Michael HatridgeHatridge Part of Grant Supporting Quantum Computing Center

Michael Hatridge, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been named a co-investigator in a $115 million DOE Office of Science initiative to advance quantum computing research.

Jackie SmithJackie Smith Receives Fulbright for Her Research

Jackie Smith, professor in the Department of Sociology, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Canada.

Mary GoldbertGoldberg Named to RESNA Board

Mary Goldberg, an associate professor in SHRS, was elected to the national board of directors for the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America.

Katherine HornbostelHornbostel Named Fellow at RCSA

The Research Corporation for Science Advancement has named Katherine Hornbostel, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science, as a fellow for Scialog: Negative Emissions Science.

Audrey MurrellMurrell Appointed Editor of Study Abroad Journal

Audrey J. Murrell, acting dean of the University Honors College, will serve as incoming editor of Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad.

Dara MendezMendez Earns National Recognition

Dara Mendez, assistant professor of epidemiology, has been honored with the 2020 Award for Effective Practice at the Community Level.

Corina BondiNIH Awards Bondi $1.4 Million to Study TBI

Corina Bondi, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, was awarded an R01 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Anne NewmanNewman Wins Heart Association Prize

Anne B. Newman, Graduate School of Public Health, was awarded the American Heart Association's 2020 Clinical Research Prize.

Taryn BaylesBayles Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Taryn Bayles, vice chair for undergraduate education and professor of chemical and petroleum engineering, has been honored with the ASEE 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Badie MorsiMorsi Receives Distinguished Achievement Award

Badie Morsi, professor and director of the Petroleum Engineering Program, was awarded the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty.

Lindsay PagePage Achieves AERA Early Career Award

Lindsay Page, associate professor in the School of Education and research scientist in the LRDC,  received the 2020 Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association.

Chris KemererKemerer Wins Best New Author Award

Pitt Business professor Chris F. Kemerer has received the Best New Author Award from business case publisher Ivey Publishing.

Paul T. HarperHarper to Co-Chair AOM Racial Justice Committee

Pitt Business faculty member Paul T. Harper has been named co-chair of the Racial Justice Committee of the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management.

Mostafa BedewyBedewy Earns NSF’s EAGER Award

Mostafa Bedewy, assistant professor of industrial engineering, received a nearly $245,000 EAGER award to study a new scalable laser patterning process for directly growing tailored nanocarbons on flexible polymers.

Heinz Chapel exteriorSwanson School Receives $1.9 Million From US DOE

Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering received a total of $1,868,500 in faculty and student awards from the DOE’s Nuclear Energy University Program in support of three projects.

Feng Xiong and Nathan YoungbloodResearchers Study Efficient Data Storage

Pitt engineering researchers Feng Xiong and Nathan Youngblood secured a $500,000 NSF award to study how to store data more efficiently using optical and electrical techniques on 2D materials.