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Awards, Honors and Distinctions

KEY DISTINCTIONS

  • 7 patents

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS AND HONORS

  • John van Geuns Lectureship Award at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Amsterdam, 2010
  • French Universite Claude Bernard- CNRS Lectureship Award, 2007
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, 2006
  • Middle East Technical University Professor Somer Distinguished Alumni Award, 2002
  • United Nations Transfer of Technology Through Expatriate Nationals (TOKTEN) Visiting Professorship, 1999
  • French Centre de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) Fellowship, 1994-95
  • Fulbright Travel Grant, 1980        
  • Istanbul Petroleum Refinery Scholarship while attending Middle East Technical University  (Full scholarship for educational and living expenses), 1973-78
  • Fulbright scholarship while attending American Robert College (Full scholarship for educational and living expenses), 1968-73

NATIONAL AWARDS AND HONORS

American Association for the Advancement of Science:

  • Elected Fellow, 2010

American Chemical Society:

  • Henry H. Storch Award, Energy and Fuels Division, 2017.  First woman to receive the award in its 53-year history. A two-day Symposium was held in her honor in Washington, DC.
  • Distinguished Researcher Award, Energy and Fuels Division, 2012. 
  • Elected Fellow, 2011

American Institute of Chemical Engineers:

  • Elected Fellow, 2010
  • AIChE WIC Mentorship Excellence Award, 2009

Named Lectureships:

  • French Universite Claude Bernard-CNRS Lectureship Award, 2007
  • John van Geuns Lectureship Award, Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Amsterdam, 2010
  • Newcomb Lectureship, Tulane University, 1996

National Science Foundation:

  • NSF Woman Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research, 1991

Society of Women in Engineering:

  • Achievement  Award, 2002

Special Publication Honors

  • Special Issue honoring Professor Ozkan (Volume 323, 270 pages, 29 refereed articles), 2019
  • Honored by a special volume of Topics in Catalysis (Volume 56, issues 18-20), 2013 

Teaching Awards:

  • The Ohio State University College of Engineering Scott Faculty Excellence Award, 2004
  • Ohio State College of Engineering, The Harrison Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Education, 1993
  • W.M. Keck Foundation Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, 1994
  • Ohio Sate College of Engineering, Charles E. MacQuigg Outstanding Teaching Award, 1990

INDUSTRY

  • Union Carbide Corporation Innovation Recognition Award, 1991, 1992

UNIVERSITY

The Ohio State University:

  • College of Engineering Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award, 2018
  • College of Engineering Distinguished Professor Endowment, 2012
  • Office of Environmental Health and Safety, University Laboratory Dean's Safety List - 2016, 2017, 2018
  • University Laboratory Safety Committee, Group Lab Safety Award, 2017
  • Office of Facilities Operations, Green Buckeye Certified Laboratory - 2018
  • Mortar Board Senior Honor Society Mentoring Recognition, 2012
  • College of Engineering, Lumley Outstanding Research Award, 2011
  • Mortar Board Senior Honor Society Mentoring Recognition, 2009
  • College of Engineering, Lumley Outstanding Research Award, 2006
  • College of Engineering Scott Faculty Excellence Award, 2004
  • College of Engineering, Lumley Outstanding Research Award, 2000
  • Ohio State University Distinguished Scholar Award, 1999
  • Ohio State University Emerging Academic Leaders Program, 1998
  • College of Engineering, Lumley Outstanding Research Award, 1996
  • College of Engineering, The Harrison Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Education, 1993
  • College of Engineering, Lumley Outstanding Research Award, 1991
  • College of Engineering, Charles E. MacQuigg Outstanding Teaching Award, 1990

Iowa State University:​

  • Iowa State University, Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering, 2010
  • Faculty Women's Club International Student of the Year Award, 1980, 1982
  • Iowa State University, College of Engineering Professional Progress Award, 1999
  • Member of the Council on Student Affairs (Advisory Board to the President at Iowa State University), 1982-83

REGIONAL  

  • TechColumbus Innovation Award, 2011
  • Technical Person of the Year, Columbus Technical Council, 2003 
  • American Chemical Society Columbus Section Chemical Research Excellence Award, 2002    
  • Top Contributor  to Advancement  of Technology  Award, Industry and Technology Council of Central Ohio, 2002
  • Pittsburgh-Cleveland Catalysis Society Award for Outstanding Research in Catalysis, 1998      
  • Central Ohio Outstanding Woman in Science and Technology Award, 1996  
  • YWCA Women of Achievement Award in Science and Technology, 1991
  • Outstanding Engineering Educator of Ohio Award, Ohio Society of Professional Engineer, 1991
  • National Society of Professional Engineers Franklin County Chapter Engineering Educator of the Year Award, 1991
  • National Society of Professional Engineers Franklin County Chapter Engineering Educator of the Year Award, 1990
  • Istanbul Petroleum Refinery Scholarship while attending Middle East Technical University (Full scholarship for educational and living expenses), 1973-78

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