Awards for Weiss Group Members


John M. Abendroth

ACS Travel Award, 2016
Seaborg Award Symposium, Best Poster, 2016
Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2017-2018
Weizmann Institute, Visiting Fellowship, 2017
American Vacuum Society, Leo Falicov Award Finalist, 2017


Michael J. Abrams

CRC Freshman Chemistry Award, 1992
Eberly College of Science Alumni Association Freshman Award, 1992


Beth Anderson

Materials Research Institute Fellow, 2001-2003
Apple Fellowship, 2004
National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2006


Jamie J. Arnold

Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award Finalist, 1995
Eberly College of Science Roberts Award, 1996


Aimee L. Bross

Teas Fellowship, 1999
American Chemical Society, Analytical Chemistry Division I. M. Kolthoff Undergraduate Research Award, 1999
American Physical Society, Division of Chemical Physics Travel Award, 2000


Ann-Sofie Cans

Swedish Brain Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2004 (declined)
Wallenberg Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2004-2009


Huan Cao

Incoming Graduate Student Award (after first year of graduate school), 2009
UCLA Neuroimaging Training Fellowship, 2011-2012
UCLA Graduate Fellowship, 2014
American Chemical Society, Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Best Poster, 2015


Shelley Claridge

NIH Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009
Molecular Biology Institute Postdoctoral Awards for Research Excellence, 2011
UCLA Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research, 2011


Arrelaine A. Dameron

Weyenberg Award, 2005
Rustum and Della Roy Innovation in Materials Research Award, 2006


Daniel Dewey

Incoming Graduate Student Award (after first year of graduate school), 2008


Zachary J. Donhauser

Department of Chemistry Roberts Graduate Fellowship, 1998-2000
Department of Chemistry Travel Award, 2001
Geiger Fellowship, 2001
Semiconductor Research Corporation Fellowship, 2001-2004
Miller Fellowship, 2002


Terrence G. D'Onofrio

Roberts Graduate Research Award, 1999
Department of Chemistry Travel Award, 1999
Weyenberg Award, 2002


James H. Ferris

Dorothy M. Hoffman Vacuum Education Award, 2nd Prize, 1997


Dan Fuchs

Dan H. Waugh Memorial Teaching Award, 1999


Ashley Gibb

John & Elizabeth Holmes Teas Scholarship, 2007


Andrea Giordano

Incoming Graduate Student Award (after first year of graduate school), 2009


Andrew Guttentag

ACS Travel Award, 2016


Mahdi Hasani

Southern California Society for Microscopy and Microanalysis, Best Poster, 2017
Southern California Society for Microscopy and Microanalysis, Best Image, 2017


Julia Heetderks

Department of Chemistry Travel Award, 2003
Department of Chemistry Travel Award, 2004
Department of Chemistry Travel Award, 2005

Nate Hohman

Dan Waugh Teaching Award, Honorable Mention, 2005
American Chemical Society, Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Best Poster, 2007
Apple Fellowship, 2009
American Chemical Society, Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Best Poster, 2011

Olivia Irving

University of California Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Honorable Mention, 2014


Takeo Ishida

NEDO Fellowship, 2003


Renée M. Itle

Braddock Scholarship, 1991-1994
National Merit Scholarship, 1991-1994


Jennifer J. Jackiw

Department of Chemistry Travel Award, 1999


Steven J. Jonas

Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research Fellow, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018
UCLA Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute Fellows Research Support Award, 2016-2017
Hyundai Hope on Wheels Young Investigator Award, 2017-2020
Alex's Lemonade Stand Young Investigator Award, 2017-2020


Marilyn M. Kamna

Sigma Xi Travel Award in the Physical Sciences, 1994
American Chemical Society Analytical Division Fellowship, 1995
Eberly College of Science Roberts Award, 1996
American Vacuum Society, Surface Science Division Travel Award, 1996


S. Alex Kandel

American Chemical Society Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry, 2000
Union Carbide Innovation Recognition Award, 2000


Lisa Kawakami

Seaborg Medal Symposium, Best Poster Award, 2015


Jaemyung Kim Carbon Journal Prize, 2014

Moonhee Kim

American Chemical Society, Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Best Poster, 2010
Braucher Research Fellowship, 2010

Ajeet Kumar

Incoming Graduate Student Award (after first year of graduate school), 2006
Dan Waugh Teaching Award, Honorable Mention, 2006
American Chemical Society, Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Best Poster, 2007
Materials Research Institute Graduate Fellowship, 2007-2008.
Miller Fellowship, 2008


James G. Kushmerick

Twelfth Graduate Research Exhibition, Honorable Mention, 1997
Eberly College of Science Braddock Fellowship, 1998


Read T. Langlois

Materials Research Society Undergraduate Research Award, 2001
American Chemical Society and National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Travel Award, 2002
Schreyer Honors College Summer Undergraduate Research Award, 2002
Undergraduate Research Exhibition, First Place in the Physical Sciences Division, 2003


Penelope A. Lewis

Dan Waugh Teaching Award, 2000
Braucher Scholarship, 2001
Department of Chemistry Travel Award, 2003


J. Christopher Love

Foresight Institute Distinguished Student Award, 2000


Brent A. Mantooth

Geiger Fellowship, 2001
Weyenberg Award, 2002
American Chemical Society, Division of Analytical Chemistry Graduate Fellowship, 2003-2004
Miller Fellowship, 2004


Brandon Matthews

University of California Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Special Merit Award in the Physical Sciences, 2014


Gregory S. McCarty

American Vacuum Society, Nanometer Science and Technology Division Travel Award, 1998
Lubrizol Graduate Research Award, 1999


John E. McManigle

Goldwater Scholarship, 2007
Teas Scholarship, 2007
The Pennsylvania State University, Schreyer Honors College, Paul Axt Prize, 2008
The Pennsylvania State University, Eberly College of Science Graduation, Department of Physics Student Marshal, 2008


Alexandra Mendoza

Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship, 2012-2013, 2015-2016
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 2014-2018


Joseph A. Meyer

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship, 1993-1995


Morgan Mihok

Teas Fellowship, 1999
Undergraduate Scholar Summer Research Fellowship, 1999


Abner J. Mintz

American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry, 1991
Lubrizol Scholarship, 1991
American Institute of Chemistry Award, 1992


Amanda M. Moore

American Chemical Society, Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Best Poster, 2003
Apple Fellowship, 2006
Geiger Fellowship, 2006
Rohm & Haas Graduate Student Award, 2007
Iota Sigma Pi Anna Louise Hoffman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Research, 2007


Elizabeth Morin

John & Elizabeth Holmes Teas Scholarship, 2007
Department of Chemistry, Sponsors Days Best Poster, 2008


T. J. Mullen

Braddock Fellowship, 2003-2005
Dan Waugh Teaching Award, 2004
Department of Chemistry Travel Award, 2005
Rohm & Haas Graduate Student Award, 2006
Braucher Award, 2006
Geiger Fellowship, 2006
Rustum and Della Roy Innovation in Materials Research Award, 2007
American Chemical Society, Division of Analytical Chemistry Graduate Fellowship, 2007
Miller Fellowship, 2007
American Vacuum Society, Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Award, 2007


Elizabeth H. Muth

Eberly College of Science John and Elizabeth Teas Scholarship, 1998
Undergraduate Research Exhibition, Physical Sciences, 2nd Place, 2001
Phi Beta Kappa, 2001
Honors B.S. in Chemistry with High Honors, 2001


Nako Nakatsuka

Hanson-Dow Teaching Assistant Award, 2015
ACS Travel Award, 2016
Fellowship to attend Monitoring Molecules in Neuroscience, Göteborg, Sweden, 2016
NIDA Young Investigator Award for the International Society of Serotonin Research Conference, 2016
UCLA Symposium on Neurotechnology Data Blitz 1st Place, 2017
UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2017
Brain in Flux, Grand Award, 2017
Brain in Flux, Competitive Travel Award, 2017


Sanjini Nanayakkara

American Vacuum Society, Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffmann Travel Award, 2003
Pittsburgh-Cleveland Catalysis Society, 42nd Annual Symposium, Best Student Talk, 2004
Department of Chemistry Travel Award, 2004
Apple Fellowship, 2005
Schering-Plough Science and Innovation Award, 2006


Balakrishna Pathem

Incoming Graduate Student Award (after first year of graduate school), 2008


Michael G. Pirrello

NSF Pre-doctoral Fellowship Competition, Honorable Mention, 1991


Chris Pochas

John & Elizabeth Holmes Teas Scholarship, 2007


Yifeng Qi

UCLA Cross-Disciplinary Scholars in Science and Technology, Best Talk, 2015
University of Science and Technology of China, Guo Moruo Prize, 2015


Lewis E. L. Reynolds

Department of Defense Graduate Fellowship Competition, Honorable Mention, 1994
Accounts of Chemical Research Outstanding Chemistry Graduate Student Award, 1994


Hector Saavedra

Dahlian Graduate Fellowship, 2007
Apple Fellowship, 2009


Jeffrey Schwartz

Rudnick-Abelmann Scholarship, 2013-2014


Andrew C. Serino

Dr. Ursula Mandel Scholarship, 2015-2016


Mitchell J. Shuster

MRSEC Best Poster, 2005
Duncan Graduate Fellowship in Physics, 2006


Liane Slaughter

Seaborg Medal Symposium, Best Poster Award, 2015


Rachel K. Smith

Roberts Fellowship, 1999
Dan Waugh Teaching Award, Honorable Mention, 2000
Braucher Scholarship, 2001, 2004
American Chemical Society Analytical Chemistry Division and Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh Graduate Fellowship, 2002


Charan Srinivasan

Apple Fellowship, 2007


Dominik Stemer

Malcolm R. Stacey Memorial Fellowship, 2017


Stephan J. Stranick

Eberly College of Science Wheeler P. Davey Award, 1992
Eighth Graduate Research Exhibition, First Prize, 1993
Kenan Analytical Award, 1993
Shell Doctoral Fellowship, 1993-1994
Sigma Xi Graduate Research Award, 1993
American Physical Society Division of Chemical Physics Travel Award, 1994
B. F. Goodrich Collegiate Inventors Award, 1994
American Chemical Society Proctor and Gamble Award in Physical Chemistry, 1994
Xerox Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis in Materials Research, 1995
American Chemical Society Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry, 1996
Ithaca College Young Alumni Award, 1997
ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist, 2003


E. Charles H. Sykes

Materials Research Institute Post-doctoral Research Award, 2004


Hirofumi Tanaka

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Special Research Fellowship, 1998-99
RIKEN Special Research Fellowship, 1999-2002
Best Young Presenter Award from Japanese Society of Nano Science and Technology, 2006


John C. Thomas

Excellence in Chemistry Graduate Research Fellowship, 2015


Chris Thompson

Department of Chemistry, Sponsors Days Best Poster, 2008


Amit Vaish

NIH-NIST Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2011


Roger Y. Wang

College of Engineering H. Thomas and Dorothy Willits Hallowell Scholarship, 1998
The Pennsylvania State University Presidential Freshman Award, 1998
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 2001
Evan Pugh Scholar, 2000-2001
Honors B.S. in Engineering Science & Mechanics with Highest Honors, 2001


Paul S. Weiss

MIT Undergraduate Award in Chemistry, 1980
Earl C. Anthony Fellow, 1980-1981
National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator, 1991-1996
Scanning Microscopy International Presidential Scholarship, 1994
B. F. Goodrich Collegiate Inventors Award, 1994
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 1995-1997
American Chemical Society Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry, 1996
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1997-1998
National Science Foundation Creativity Award, 1997-1999
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow, 2000
The Pennsylvania State University, Eberly College of Science Graduation, Faculty Marshal, 2002
American Physical Society, Fellow, 2002
Schreyer Honors College Excellence in Honors Teaching Award, 2004
Named Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Physics, 2005
The Pennsylvania State University, Eberly College of Science Graduation, Premedicine Faculty Marshal, 2006
University of Arizona, Eminent Scholar Lecture, 2006
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Chemistry, Levine Lectures, 2007
Alpha Chi Sigma Professor Award, 2007
American Vacuum Society, Fellow, 2007
WPI-AIMR Meeting Best Poster Award, 2008.
The Pennsylvania State University, Eberly College of Science Graduation, Department of Physics Faculty Marshal, 2008
The Associated of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, Best New Journal Award, Highly Commended, 2008
University of Oklahoma, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, J. Clarence Karcher Lecture, 2008
Texas A&M, Frontiers in Chemistry Lectures, 2008
Association of American Publishers, Professional Scholarly Publishing PROSE Award for 2008, Best New Journal in Science, Technology, and Medicine, 2009
IEEE, Senior Member, 2009
National Chemical Laboratory, Prof. J. W. McBain Memorial Lecture, Pune, India, 2009
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Institute of Advanced Study Distinguished Lecture, 2010
Thomas Jefferson University, William Potter Lecture, 2010
ISI Rising Star, ACS Nano (ten times: March 2010, May 2010, July 2010, September 2010, November 2010, January 2011, May 2011, July 2011, September 2011, November 2011)
American Chemical Society, Fellow, 2010
Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Chemical Society, Molecular Science Forum Lecture Professorship, 2010
Chinese Chemical Society, Honorary Fellow, 2010
Gordon Research Conferences, Alexander M. Cruickshank Lecturer in the Physical Sciences, 2011
Harbin Institute of Technology, Honorary Professor, 2012
Tongji University, Advisory Professor, 2012
Nanyang Technological University, Distinguished Lecture, 2013
Naval Research Laboratory, Chemistry Division Distinguished Lecture, 2013
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Distinguished Scientist Seminar, 2013
Brown University, Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation, Distinguished Lecture, 2013
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Molecular Science Frontier Lecture Professorship, 2013
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inaugural Distinguished Lecture in Nanotecnology and Medicine Seminar, 2013
University of Aukland, Distinguished Visitor, 2013
American Academy of Arts and Scienes, Fellow, 2014
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Department of Chemistry, Etter Lecturer, 2014
Nanyang Technological University, Visiting Professor, 2015-2016
Georgia Tech, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Fink Lecturer, 2015
American Chemical Society Award in Colloid and Surface Chemistry, 2015
Jilin University, Visiting Professor, 2015
Peking University, Xingda Lecturer, 2015
UC Presidential Chair, 2015-
Hope College, Department of Chemistry, Neckers Lecturer, 2016
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Jacques Beaulieu Chair at the Centre for Energy, Materials and Telecommunications of INRS, 2016-2017
American Chemical Society, Southern California Section, Richard C. Tolman Medal (2016)
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Physical Biology Lecture, 2017
Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Honorary Professor, 2017
Xi'an Jiao Tong University, Inaugural Silk Road Academic Forum Lecture in Energy Materials and Chemical Engineering, 2017
Prof. C. N. R. Rao Endowed Lecture, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Edward Herbert Boomer Memorial Lecture, 2017


Alexander Wissner-Gross

Intel Research Award Contest for Undergraduate Students, 2001
Intel Research Contest for Undergraduate Students, 1st Place, 2002
USA Today All-USA 1st College Academic Team, 2003
Marshall Scholar, 2003
Hertz Fellowship, 2003
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 2003
Henry Ford Scholar Award, 2003


Yuxi Xiao


Matthew Ye

Raymond & Dorothy Wilson Research Fellowship, 2017
Seaborg Medal Symposium, Best Poster Award, 2017


Tao Ye

MRSEC Best Poster, 2005


Diana Yugay

Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship, 2012-2013, 2015-2016


Chuanzhen Zhao

China Scholarship Council Graduate Fellowship, 2015-2020


Yuxi Zhao

Dupont Graduate Fellowship, 2014
Chinese-American Engineers & Scientists Association of Southern California Scholarship, 2015



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