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Frankenhoff Outstanding Research Award

The Frankenhoff Outstanding Research award is based upon research accomplishments during the past five years. Selection criteria include the following:

  • Success in obtaining competitive funding and completion of research
  • Commitment to graduate education
  • Dissemination of research results through publications, presentations, patents, software and other means
  • Research leadership such as national recognitions and organizing research teams

Frankenhoff Outstanding Research Award 2018 Nomination Information

Current Recipient

Shuting LeiShuting Lei, IMSE, 2017

This year's recipient isDr. Shuting Lei, professor in the department of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering. 

  • Lei’s current research work is focused on laser micro/nano machining based on spatial, temporal and spectral control of laser-matter interaction. 
  • Lei’s recent accomplishments include award recognition with the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Award, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Manufacturing Engineering Division Best Organizer of Symposium and Sessions Award, and the College of Engineering Dean's Award of Excellence in Research. He was most recently awarded the Carl R. and Mary T. Ice Industrial Engineering Professorship. 

Past Recipients

Robert Peterman, CE, 2016
Caterina Scoglio, ECE, 2016
Donghai Wang, BAE, 2015
David Steward, CE, 2014
Xinming (Simon) Ou, CIS 2013
Anil Pahwa, ECE, 2012
Scott DeLoach, CIS, 2011
Mary E. Rezac, CHE, 2010
Donghai Wang, BAE, 2009
Zhijian Pei, IMSE, 2008
Gurdip Singh, CIS, 2007
Douglas S. McGregor, MNE, 2006
Ronaldo G. Maghirang, BAE, 2005
John M. Hatcliff, CIS, 2004
Larry E. Erickson, CHE, 2003
Lakshmi N. Reddi, CE, 2002
Mohammad H. Hosni, MNE, 2001
Matthew B. Dwyer, CIS, 2000
James H. Edgar, CHE, 1998
David A. Schmidt, CIS, 1997
Byron W. Jones, ME, 1996
L. T. Fan, CHE, 1995