Honoring SUNY and UB Award Recipients

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The Office for Faculty Affairs oversees the nomination of outstanding faculty for a host of SUNY and UB awards that recognize excellence in teaching, research, creative activity, and service.

Below we feature our most recent recipients, all of whom have brought distinction to the university and to their departments. We applaud these faculty and all UB faculty for their ongoing pursuit of excellence. 

SUNY Award Recipients

SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship & Creative Activity (2020 - 2022)

Craig Colder.
Craig Colder

Department of Psychology
Award Year: 2022

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Jian Feng

Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Award Year: 2021

John Leddy.
John Leddy

Department of Orthopaedics
Award Year: 2021

Haiqing Lin.
Haiqing Lin

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Award Year: 2022

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Qing Lin

Department of Chemistry
Award Year: 2020

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Andrea Markelz

Department of Physics
Award Year: 2021

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Sandra Murray

Department of Psychology
Award Year: 2020

Jun Qu.
Jun Qu

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Award Year: 2022

Sanjay Sethi.
Sanjay Sethi

Department of Medicine
Award Year: 2020

Adnan Siddiqui.
Adnan Siddiqui

Department of Neurosurgery
Award Year: 2022

Andrew Talal.
Andrew Talal

Department of Medicine
Award Year: 2020

Brian Tsuji.
Brian Tsuji

Department of Pharmacy Practice
Award Year: 2020

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Gang Wu

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Award Year: 2021

Junsong Yuan.
Junsong Yuan

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Award Year: 2022

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Jun Zhuang

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Award Year: 2021

Robert Zivadinov.
Robert Zivadinov

Department of Neurology
Award Year: 2022

Eva Zurek.
Eva Zurek

Department of Chemistry
Award Year: 2021

SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2020 - 2022)

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Christine P. Bartholomew

School of Law
Award Year: 2021

Sabrina Casucci.
Sabrina Casucci

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Award Year: 2022

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Timothy Cook

Department of Chemistry
Award Year: 2020

Shira Gabriel.
Shira Gabriel

Department of Psychology
Award Year: 2022

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Johannes Hachmann

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Award Year: 2020

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G. James Lemoine

Department of Organization and Human Resources
Award Year: 2021

Mark O'Brian.
Mark O'Brian

Department of Biochemistry
Award Year: 2022

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Kwang Oh

Department of Electrical Engineering
Award Year: 2020

Jessica Poulin.
Jessica Poulin

Department of Biological Sciences
Award Year: 2022

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Wendy Quinton

Department of Psychology
Award Year: 2020

Atri Rudra.
Atri Rudra

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Award Year: 2022

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Marina Tsianou

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Award Year: 2021

SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service (2020-22)

Steven Dubovsky.
Steven L. Dubovsky

Department of Psychiatry
Award Year: 2020

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Carole Emberton

Department of History
Award Year: 2021

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Victor Paquet

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Award Year: 2021

UB Award Recipients

UB Distinguished Professor (2022)

Bing Gong.
Bing Gong

Department of Chemistry

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Sriram Neelamegham

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

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Gregory A. Valentine

Department of Geology

UB Distinguished Professor (2021)

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Peter Elkin

Department of Biomedical Informatics

UB Distinguished Professor (2019)

Jochen Autschbach.
Jochen Autschbach

Department of Chemistry

UB Teaching Innovation Award (2020 - 2022)

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Jason B. Benedict

Department of Chemistry
Award Year: 2022

Headshot of Sabrina Casucci. Woman with shoulder length curly hair smiling.
Sabrina Casucci

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Award Year: 2022

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Varun Chandola

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Award Year: 2020

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Aaron Estes

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Award Year: 2020

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Nicholas Fusco

Department of Pharamacy Practice
Award Year: 2021

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Kenneth Joseph

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Award Year: 2022

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Jessica S. Kruger

Department of Community Health and Health Behavior
Award Year: 2020

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Nicholas Mastronarde

Department of Electrical Engineering
Award Year: 2022

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Christopher Romano

Department of Architecture
Award Year: 2021

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Atri Rudra

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Award Year: 2021

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Kerry Traynor

Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Award Year: 2022

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Jun Zhuang

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Award Year: 2020

UB Exceptional Scholar - Young Investigator Award (2020 - 2022)

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Changyou Chen

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Award Year: 2020

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Ning Dai

Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering
Award Year: 2020

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Negar Elhami-Khorasani

Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering
Award Year: 2021

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Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah

Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Award Year: 2021

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Emily Grijalva

Department of Organization and Human Resources
Award Year: 2021

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Yingjie Hu

Department of Geography
Award Year: 2022    

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Kenneth Joseph

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Award Year: 2021

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Eleni A. Kyriakidou

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Award Year: 2022

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David C. Lacy

Department of Chemistry
Award Year: 2020

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Huamin Li

Department of Electrical Engineering
Award Year: 2021

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Jordana L. Maisel

Department of Urban and Regional Planning

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Mostafa A. Nouh

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Award Year: 2020

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Elizabeth K. Thomas

Department of Geology
Award Year: 2022

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Weihang Wang

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Award Year: 2022

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Xiu Yao

Department of Electrical Engineering
Award Year: 2022

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Jiwei Zhao

Department of Biostatistics
Award Year: 2020

UB Exceptional Scholar - Sustained Achievement Award (2020 - 2022)

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Joseph P. Balthasar

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Award Year: 2020

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Ralph H.B. Benedict

Department of Neurology
Award Year: 2022

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Ira J. Blader

Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Award Year: 2020

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Yu-Ping Chang

School of Nursing
Award Year: 2020

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Suzanne Dickerson

School of Nursing
Award Year: 2021

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Steven T. Diver

Department of Chemistry
Award Year: 2020

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Feng Gu

Department of Accounting
Award Year: 2021

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Marc S. Halfon

Department of Biochemistry
Award Year: 2020

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Gregory G. Homish

Department of Community Health and Health Behavior
Award Year: 2020

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David Hostler

Department of Exercise and Nutrition Science
Award Year: 2021

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Xuedong Hu

Department of Physics
Award Year: 2021

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Tevfik Kosar

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Award Year: 2020

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Haiqing Lin

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Award Year: 2021

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Gabriela Popescu

Department of Biochemistry
Award Year: 2021

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Larry W. Hawk

Department of Psychology
Award Year: 2022

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Samina Raja

Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Award Year: 2021

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Shenqiang Ren

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Award Year: 2022

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Atri Rudra

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Award Year: 2022

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Stefan Ruhl

Department of Oral Biology
Award Year: 2020

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Javid Rzayev

Department of Chemistry
Award Year: 2021

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Ashu Sharma

Department of Oral Biology
Award Year: 2021

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Tarunraj Singh

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Award Year: 2020

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Mettupalayam Sivaselvan

Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering

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Michal K. Stachowiak

Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences
Award Year: 2022

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Mark D. Sutton

Department of Biochemistry
Award Year: 2022

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Andrew Talal

Department of Medicine
Award Year: 2021

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Tamara P. Thornton

Department of History
Award Year: 2020

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Kathleen Tornatore

Department of Pharmacy Practice
Award Year: 2021

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Bruce R. Troen

Department of Medicine
Award Year: 2020

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Gang Wu

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Award Year: 2020

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Wenyao Xu

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Award Year: 2021

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Janet Z. Yang

Department of Communication
Award Year: 2022

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Xin Zhang

Department of Opthalmology
Award Year: 2021

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Chi Zhou

Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Award Year: 2022

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Hao Zeng

Department of Physics
Award Year: 2022

Celebration of Faculty & Staff Excellence

Each Fall,  the UB community celebrates the achievements of our faculty and staff in the areas of research, teaching, and service. The Celebration of Faculty and Staff Excellence event includes a welcome by President Satish K. Tripathi, remarks by Provost A. Scott Weber, and an on-stage presentation recognizing awardees in the following categories:

·      External awards designated as “prestigious” and “highly prestigious” by the National Research Council

·      SUNY Distinguished Professor

·      SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence

·      UB Distinguished Professor

·      50 and 60 years of service

2022 Celebration of Faculty & Staff Academic Excellence