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Awards Presented by The Ohio State University

Each year, The Ohio State University recognizes excellence in teaching, service, diversity enhancement, and scholarship through a variety of awards programs. Select faculty and staff are honored for their distinguished contributions to the betterment of the university community in several areas. As the awards are highly competitive, we are honored that so many recent recipients are associated with The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Visit the University Awards & Recognition archive for a complete list of all recognized faculty and staff.

President and Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service

The President and Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service honors faculty members whose contributions to the development and implementation of university policies and programs through non-administrative roles have been extensive and have made documentable impact on the quality of the university. The recipients also have continued to provide effective teaching and have maintained an active program of research, scholarship, or creative work. Recipients are nominated by members of the university community and selected by a committee of faculty, administrators, and previous recipients.


K. "Cheena" Srinivasan

Distinguished Scholar Award

The Distinguished Scholar Award, established in 1978, recognizes exceptional scholarly accomplishments by senior professors who have compiled a substantial body of research. The award is supported by the Office of Research. Recipients are nominated by their departments and chosen by a committee of senior faculty, including several past recipients of the award.


Mohammad Samimy

Awards for Distinguished Teaching

The Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching honors faculty members for superior teaching. Recipients are nominated by present and former students and colleagues and are chosen by a committee of alumni, students, and faculty. The recipients will be inducted into the university's Academy of Teaching, which provides leadership for the improvement of teaching at Ohio State.


Robert Siston


Richard Freuler


Ahmet Kahraman


Dennis Guenther (Emeritus)


Blaine Lilly


Gary Kinzel (Emeritus)