Honors and awards

February 2014

Ellis teaching in Malta as Fulbright Scholar

Timothy Ellis, associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, is teaching February-June 2014 at the University of Malta in the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program teaching exchange. He was recognized by the U.S. Ambassador to Malta during a Feb. 14 reception. 

Gschneidner wins Acta Materialia Materials and Society Award

Karl A. Gschneidner Jr., senior metallurgist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, was presented the 2014 Acta Materialia Materials and Society Award on February 18. The award honors scientists who have made a major positive impact on society through materials science.

Hill named to Council for Chemical Research

James Hill, University Professor of chemical and biological engineering at Iowa State University, was recently named to the 2014 Council for Chemical Research Governing Board of Directors. The 8-member board comprises academic, industry and government experts in U.S. chemistry-related science and engineering.

Stanley earns NSF Career Award

Levi Stanley, ISU chemistry, is the recipient of the National Science Foundation 2014 Career Award. The NSF Career Award is the Foundation’s most prestigious award in support of junior faculty.

Griffiths earns NEH fellowship

Paul Griffiths, ISU history, has earned a highly competitive yearlong fellowship from the National Endowment of Humanities (NEH) – a $50,400 grant that will allow him to further pursue the topic by completing a new book. The fellowship ranks Griffiths, an Iowa State University history professor, in the top tier of his discipline.

Cavazos earns Poetry Society of America Fellowship

Xavier Cavazos, ISU English instructor and recent grad of ISU’s MFA program in Creative Writing and Environment, received a Poetry Society of America National Chapbook Fellowship Award. Poet Thomas Sayers Ellis selected Cavazos’ manuscript, “Barbarian at the Gate,” as part of the Poetry Society of America’s New American Poets Chapbook Series. The chapbook launches with readings in April at the City University of New York Graduate Center Chapbook Festival and in Arizona at the Tucson Poetry Festival.

Anderson receives TMS Application to Practice Award

Iver Anderson, senior metallurgist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and adjunct professor in ISU Materials Science and Engineering, has been chosen as a recipient of the 2014 Application to Practice Award by TMS, the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society. The award is given to a person who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in transferring research in metallurgy and materials into commercial production and practical use as a representative of an industrial, academic, governmental, or technical organization.

Xin recognized as industry workhorse

Hongwei Xin, associate chair for research and director of the Egg Industry Center was named USPOULTRY’s Workhorse of the Year during the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo. The poultry industry’s most esteemed honor is given annually by USPOULTRY in recognition of dedicated service and valuable leadership given to the Association and poultry industry.