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Faculty Awards

National and international faculty awards are an important component of institutional reputation. Each year, Michigan State University faculty members earn a variety of honors for their scholarly contributions. Some receive prizes and awards from learned societies or government agencies for specific work or career contributions. Others are elected to fellowship in major learned societies as listed below. A selection of background stories follows the lists.

National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

National Academy of Education (NAEd)

National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

American Academy of Arts & Sciences

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)


Visit the MSU Honored Faculty website to read about MSU Endowed Chairs and Faculty as well as MSU Foundation Professors.

MSU’s Adami Named Fellow of American Physical Society

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Chris Adami

Chris Adami, MSU professor of physics and astronomy, as well as microbiology and molecular genetics (MMG), has been named a 2017 American Physical Society Fellow. Adami is being recognized…

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MSU’s Sherrill Awarded 2018 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Bradley Sherrill

Bradley Sherrill, director of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and scientific director at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University, was awarded the 2018 Tom W….

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MSU Animal Care Experts Receive National Awards

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Molly Greene and Claire Hankenson

Two of MSU’s animal care experts were recognized recently for their contributions to training and management of programs by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) during…

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MSU Engineering Prof Gets Air Force Award

Monday, October 16, 2017
Peng Zhang

Peng Zhang, an assistant professor at Michigan State University’s College of Engineering, has been awarded the 2018 Young Investigator Program Award from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific…

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MSU’s Lund New Head of U.S. Particle Accelerator School

Friday, October 13, 2017
Steven Lund

Professor Steven Lund of Michigan State University has been named the new director of the U.S. Particle Accelerator School (USPAS). His four-year renewable term begins on Dec. 1….

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Top Michigan State Researchers Named MSU Foundation Professors

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Michigan State University recently named five new MSU Foundation Professors, a designation given to outstanding faculty who demonstrate excellence in research and teaching, while enhancing the prominence of…

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MSU Professor Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Monday, September 18, 2017
Greg Fink

Michigan State University pharmacology and toxicology professor Gregory Fink has received the Irvine Page & Alva Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Heart Association, or AHA. The award was recently presented in…

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Floden Elected to Distinctive National Roles

Friday, September 15, 2017
Portrait of Robert Floden while seated at desk

Robert Floden, dean of the Michigan State University College of Education, has been elected secretary-treasurer of the National Academy of Education (NAEd). His four-year term in the position…

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Hanna-Attisha Honored with Heinz Award in Public Policy

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Mona Hanna-Attisha

Mona Hanna-Attisha, director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, or PPHI, is the recipient of the 22nd Heinz Award in Public…

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MSU’s Lindell Selected as American Ornithological Society Fellow

Monday, September 11, 2017
Catherine Lindell

Catherine Lindell, Michigan State University associate professor of integrative biology, was selected as a 2017 American Ornithological Society Fellow. American Ornithological Society Fellows are selected each year in…

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