Photo left to right: Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering Stephen D. Tse, professor of population studies Sharon L. Manne, professor of economics Roberto J. Chang , professors of psychology Manish Singh and Jacob Feldman, professor of physics and astronomy Yuri Gershtein, and professor of management science and information systems Andrzej Ruszczynski, winners of the Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research
Rutgers faculty are internationally recognized for the work they do to create new knowledge, generate innovative ideas, and prepare the next generation of leaders. They have won the National Medals of Science and Technology, Guggenheim Fellowships, MacArthur “Genius” Awards, and Fulbright Scholarships, and been named Professor of the Year. They have been elected to the most prestigious scholarly societies: the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Letters, and American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Evelyn M. Witkin
Waksman Institute of Microbiology
Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award
Evelyn M. Witkin, professor emerita, is the recipient of the 2015 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, the highest U.S. honor in the medical sciences. Her innovative work on DNA mutagenesis and DNA repair added critically to our basic understanding of cancer. Witkin is also the recipient of the 2015 Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences.
English, School of Arts and Sciences
Stephen Henderson Award
Evie Shockley, associate professor of English, was honored with the 2015 Stephen Henderson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry. A renowned poet and critic and former attorney, Shockley has authored two books of poetry, was supported by a 2008 American Council of Learned Societies fellowship, and received the 2012 Holmes National Poetry Prize.
Mathematics, School of Arts and Sciences
Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences
New Jersey Professor of Mathematics Henryk Iwaniec received the prestigious 2015 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences in recognition of his significant contributions to the field of analytic number theory. Iwaniec introduced and developed fundamental tools that enable fellow researchers to resolve long-standing classical problems.