The Department of Materials Science and Engineering announces the follow department awards for 2020:
Outstanding Safety Award
The MatSE Safety Awareness Organization (MSAO) selects an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student who consistently goes above and beyond the high safety standards set by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State. This is someone who watches out for others, constantly strives to improve the safety perspective of their lab, and works to spread a message of the importance of safety.
Recipient: Jarrod Gesualdi, Graduate Research Assistant
Dr. David Green Materials Faculty Service Award
The David J. Green Materials Faculty Service Award Fund was established to enrich the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) within the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences by recognizing a faculty member who has performed outstanding service work. This award is intended to provide support to faculty to further their contributions in teaching, research, and public service in MatSE.
Recipient: Jon-Paul Maria, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
MatSE Faculty Member of the Year Award
The MatSE Faculty Member of the Year Award recognizes a faculty member who displays excellence in teaching, research, advising or outreach. Nominations for this award are sent to the student advisory committee and the students choose the recipient.
Recipient: Susan Trolier-McKinstry, Flaschen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Electrical Engineering
MatSE Staff Member of the Year Award
To qualify for this award, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: excellent job skills, knowledge of departmental goals, ability to motivate others, creative problem-solving skills, takes a leadership role, dependable and efficient, professional demeanor, positive attitude, enthusiastic and dedicated in carrying out duties, cooperative and courteous interaction with others, and/or good supervisory skills.
Recipient: Hayley Colyer, Graduate Program Coordinator
David Ford McFarland Award
The David Ford McFarland Award for Achievement in Metallurgy was established in 1948 by the Penn State Chapter of the American Society for Metals (now ASM International) to honor graduates of The Pennsylvania State University who have honorably distinguished themselves in some field of metallurgy. The award was named in honor of Dr. David Ford McFarland—former professor and department head.
Recipient: William Woodford, Co-Founder and CTO of Form Energy
MatSE Alumnus of the Year Award
This award is given to recognize a Department of Materials Science and Engineering outstanding alumna or alumnus. The award salutes their dedication and contributions to the department through service.
Recipient: John A. "Jack" Coppola