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Awards and Honors

  • International Awards and Recognitions

2010   

  • John van Geuns Lectureship Award  at the Van't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences at the University of Amsterdam

2007   

  • French Universite Claude Bernard- CNRS Lectureship Award

2002   

  • Middle East Technical University Professor Somer Distinguished Alumni Award

1999   

  • United Nations Transfer of Technology Through Expatriate Nationals (TOKTEN) Visiting Professorship

1994-95 

  • French Centre de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) Fellowship

1980   

  • Fulbright Travel Grant

1973-78          

  • Istanbul Petroleum Refinery Scholarship while attending Middle East Technical University  (Full scholarship for educational and living expenses)

1968-73          

  • Fulbright scholarship while attending American Robert College (Full scholarship for educational and living expenses)

 

National Awards and Recognitions

  • Listed in Who is Who in America, Who is Who in American Education, Who is Who in the World, Who is Who in Science and Engineering, Who is Who in the Midwest, International Who is Who of Intellectuals.

2014

  • Invited Speaker for Catalysis Gordon Conference

2013

  • Honored by a special volume of Topics in Catalysis (Volume 56, issues 18-20)

2012         

  • Distinguished Researcher Award, American Chemical Society, Energy and Fuels Division

2011

  • Elected as American Chemical Society Fellow

2010 

  • Elected as American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow        
  • Elected as AICHE Fellow
  • Iowa State University, Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering

2009         

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers WIC Mentorship Excellence Award

2008

  • Invited Speaker for Electrochemistry Gordon Conference

2006         

  • Fulbright Senior Scholar Award

2002         

  • Society of Women in Engineering, Achievement  Award

1999         

  • Iowa State University, College of Engineering Professional Progress Award

1996         

  • Tulane University, Newcomb Lectureship

1994         

  • W.M. Keck Foundation Engineering Teaching Excellence Award

1994         

  • Invited Speaker for Catalysis Gordon Conference

1991         

  • National Science Foundation Woman Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research

1992         

  • Union Carbide Corporation Innovation Recognition Award

1991        

  • Union Carbide Corporation Innovation Recognition Award

 

Regional Awards and Recognitions

2011         

  • TechColumbus Innovation Award

2003

  • Technical Person of the Year, Columbus Technical Council

2002         

  • American Chemical Society Columbus Section Chemical Research Excellence Award          
  • Top Contributor  to Advancement  of Technology  Award, Industry and Technology Council of  Central Ohio

1998         

  • Pittsburgh-Cleveland Catalysis Society Award for Outstanding Research in Catalysis

1996         

  • Central Ohio Outstanding Woman in Science and Technology Award

1991         

  • YWCA Women of Achievement Award in Science and Technology
  • Outstanding Engineering Educator of Ohio Award, Ohio Society of Professional Engineers        
  • National Society of Professional Engineers Franklin County Chapter Engineering Educator of the Year Award

1990         

  • National Society of Professional Engineers Franklin County Chapter Engineering Educator of the Year Award

1973-78

  • Istanbul Petroleum Refinery Scholarship while attending Middle East Technical University (Full scholarship for educational and living expenses)

 

University Awards and Recognitions

2012  

  • The Ohio State University, Distinguished Professor Endowment

2012 

  • OSU Mortar Board Senior Honor Society Mentoring Recognition

2011           

  • The Ohio State University, College of Engineering, Lumley Outstanding Research Award

2009         

  • OSU Mortar Board Senior Honor Society Mentoring Recognition

2006         

  • The Ohio State University, College of Engineering, Lumley Outstanding Research Award

2004         

  • Ohio State University, College of Engineering Scott Faculty Excellence Award           

2000         

  • The Ohio State University, College of Engineering, Lumley Outstanding Research Award

1999         

  • Ohio State University Distinguished Scholar Award

1998         

  • Ohio State University Emerging Academic Leaders Program

1996         

  • The Ohio State University, College of Engineering, Lumley Outstanding Research Award

1993         

  • The Ohio State University College of Engineering, The Harrison Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Education

1991         

  • The Ohio State University, College of Engineering, Lumley Outstanding Research Award

1990         

  • The Ohio State University, College of Engineering, Charles E. MacQuigg Outstanding Teaching Award

1982-83    

  • Member of the Council on Student Affairs (Advisory Board to the President at Iowa State University)

1982         

  • Iowa State University Faculty Women's Club International Student of the Year Award

1980         

  • Iowa State University Faculty Women's Club International Student of the Year Award