Awards & Recognition

  • May 2016: Dr. Chawla was selected to the Advisory Committee for EPA Administrator, NACEPT
  • May 2015: Dr. Tharakan was awarded Fulbright-Nehru Senior Scholar in India
  • December 2014: Dr. Ymele-Leki received the 2014 Provost Research Resources and Small Equipment award
  • Nov 2014: National Organization for Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) institutes an award to honor Dr. Cannon: Joseph N. Cannon Award in Chemical Engineering to be granted to a Chemical Engineering Professional who has demonstrated excellence in the field.
  • Nov 2014: Dr. Tiffany Omokanwaye (part-time post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Chandran) was a recipient of the Innovation and Career Award presented by the Biomedical Engineering Society, 2014.
  • Nov 2014: Chemical Engineering sophomore Ms. Adria Peterkins was part of the interdisciplinary team led by Dr. Anna Allen (Biology Department, Howard University) to the DC Public Health Challenge competition. The Howard team won the Inter-Professional team prize.
  • Oct 2014: Dr. Mitchell receives the HU Faculty Senate Inspirational Interdisciplinary Project Award, 2014
  • Sept 2014: Dr. Chandran received the NSF-HU-ADVANCE-IT research award ($10,000, 1 year)
  • Aug 2014: Dr. Mitchell receives HU “STEM Stars Award”, Alums on the Hill, 2014
  • July 2014: Dr. Chen received the NASA Exceptional Service Medal
  • July 2014: Dr. Chandran is invited speaker at the World Biomechanics Congress in Boston, MA
  • June 2014: Dr. Chen received the NASA Group Achievement Award, The MAVEN Team
  • Jun 2014: Dr. Chandran receives the NSF HBCU-UP Research Initiation Award ($200,000, June 1st 2014 - May 31st 2016)
  • May 2014: Dr. Preethi Chandran received Junior Faculty Research Award for the Physical Sciences and Engineering Division at the HU Research Festival.
  • Jun 2013: Dr. Chandran receives the NSF-HU Advance minigrant award
  • May 2013: Dr. Tharakan receives the Outstanding Contribution to Africa and the African Diapora, Howard University Faculty Senate Award.
  • March 2013: Dr. Chawla was elected, Fellow of American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • February 2013: Dr. Cannon received the Outstanding Professor Award(NOBCChE)
  • January 2013: Dr. Cannon received the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus (U of Colorado) award


Assistant Professor Patrick Ymele-Leki Mentors Postdoctoral Researcher and 2018 Research Week Winner

Fri, April 20, 2018

Chemical Engineering postdoctoral researcher Jyothirmai Simhadri was announced as the Post Doc/Resident/Fellow/Research Associate winner in the Physical Sciences and Engineering category for her research submission titled: Development of Shewanella Oneidensis MR-1 Biofilms for Iodate Reduction in Groundwater. Read More >>

Howard, Bajracharya & Shakya Win 2017 ExxonMobil/AIChE-NCS Award

Tue, April 3, 2018

Seniors April Howard, Diwash Bajracharya, and Preety Shakya (pictured left to right) were the 2017 recipients of the ExxonMobil/AIChE-NCS Award.Read More >>


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