Awards

Major Research Awards

  • 2018 Raices Award , Science, Technology and Productive Innovation Ministry, Argentina.
  • James McGill Professor, McGill University, 2016-2023
  • NSERC Direct Accelerator Grant May 2013, 1st June 2013
  • Fellow, American Physical Society, Council of APS, 2013
  • Isaac Newton Fellowship, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, 2013
  • César Milstein Fellow, Government of Argentina, 2012.
  • 2012 Sturgeon Lecture Award, British Liquid Crystal Society, Glasgow, Scotland, April 2012.
  • Stanley Mason Award, Canadian Society of Rheology, 2011
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry FRSC UK, 2010
  • César Milstein Fellow, Government of Argentina, 2009
  • James McGill Professor, McGill University, 2009-2016
  • Research Excellence Award, McGill University Faculty of Engineering, 1st Time Awardee, 2009
  • 20th Olaf A. Hougen Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2006
  • James McGill Professor, McGill University, 2002-2009
  • NSERC Direct Accelerator Grant May 2008, 1st June 2008
  • Class of ’51 Outstanding Teacher Award, McGill University, 1993

 Research Awards

  • César Milstein Lectures,  INTEMA, University of Mar del Plata, Argentina
    • “Biological Plywoods”, May 10, 2017.
    • “Computational Engineering of Cholesteric Collagen Films: Rheological Properties, Hydrodynamics and Film Formation”, May 24, 2017.
  • Best Paper Award, 4th International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications (ICNFA’13)
    • “A Density Functional Theory Study of Alkanethiolate Self-assembled Monolayer on Gold Nanorod”, with Hang Hu and Linda Reven, Toronto ON, Canada, August 12-14, 2013.
  • Best Poster Award, Canadian Society of Rheology 
    • “Acousto-spinodal decomposition of compressible polymer solutions: Earlier stage”, with Gonchech Rasouli, Workshop on Rheology, Montréal QC, Canada, June 6-7, 2011.
  • Best Poster Award, Materials Research Society
    • “First-principles Modeling of Hydrogen Spillover on a Carbon-supported Palladium Cluster”, Fall Meeting 2009, with Samir H. Mushrif and Gilles H. Peslherbe. Boston MA, USA, Nov. 30 – Dec. 3, 2009.
  • Best Poster Award, Materials Research Society
    • “Ab initio molecular dynamics simulations of palladium II acetylacetonate and polyaromatic hydrocarbons”, F08 Symposium W, W6.20, Fall Meeting, Boston MA, USA, 2008.
  • Keynote Lecture, 2008 International Congress on Rheology
    • “Modeling liquid crystal materials and processes in biological systems”, Monterey CA, USA, August 5, 2008.
  • Distinguished University Lectureships, Old Dominion University
    • Norfolk VA, USA, Feb. 20-21, 2007.
  • Selected Paper Award: Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research
    • “Dynamic interactions between nematic point defects in the extrusion duct of spiders”, 11, Issue 8, 144904, 2006.
  • Olaf A. Hougen Lectureship Cycle Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin at Madison,
    • Lecture I: September 27, 2006
    • Lecture II: November 21, 2006
  • Selected Paper Award: Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research
    • “A Flexoelectric Membrane Model”, Volume 12, Issue 3, 0117101, 2006.
  • Best Poster Award, 7th annual NSF site visit, CAEFF, Clemson University,
    • “Computational Modeling of Texture Formation in Mesophase-Pitch-Based Carbon-Carbon Composites”, with Gaurav Gupta, 2005.
  • Selected Paper Award, Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research
    • “Chiral Front Propagation in Liquid Crystalline Materials: Formation of the Twisted Plywood Architecture of Biological Fibrous Composites”, vol. 7, Issue 3, with G. de Luca, 2004.
  • Best Paper Award, Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research
    • “Chiral Front Propagation in Liquid Crystalline Materials: Formation of the Twisted Plywood Architecture of  Biological Fibrous Composites”, vol. 7, Issue 3, with G. de Luca, 2004.
  • Best Poster Award, 5th annual NSF site visit, CAEFF, Clemson University, 2003.
  • Best Poster Award, 4th annual NSF site visit, CAEFF, Clemson University, 2002

Graduate/Undergraduate Awards

  • Minority Graduate Opportunity Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley.
  • Salutatorian, City University of New York/City College (CGPA 4.0/4.0).
  • Engineering Alumni Award in Chem Eng, City University of New York City College.
  • S. Heller Award, City University of New York City College.

 


Student National &  International Awards

  • Programme de bourses de recherche postdoctorale (B3), 2017 Competition

Zeina Jendi,   PhD Graduate 2016

Pardis Rofouieeraghi ,  PhD Graduate 2017

  • Doctoral Fellowship 2013, CONACYT Mexico

Oscar F. Aguilar Gutiérrez DF

  •  Best Paper Award, 4th International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications (ICNFA’13)

Hang Hu, MSc candidate co-supervised with Linda Reven, McGill Chemistry Dept.

  • CSACS Summer Research Scholarship 2013

Yann-Sebastien Tremblay-Johnston, co-supervised with Linda Reven, McGill Chemistry Dept.

  • Post Doctoral Research Fellowship 2012, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada

Dr. Edtson Emilio Herrera Valencia

  • Best Presentation Award 2012, Department of Chemical Engineering Research Day, McGill University

Yogesh Murugesan, PhD candidate

  • Best Poster Award 2011, Canadian Society of Rheology Symposium

Ghoncheh Rasouli Tezangi, PhD candidate and A. D. Rey

  • Best Oral Presentation runner up, 2011, Center for Self-Assembled Chemical Structures 2011 Student Symposium

Cyrille Lavigne, undergraduate chemistry student, co-supervised with L. Reven, McGill Chemistry Dept.

  • Research Award, 2011 TD Go Green Challenge, $120,000

        Omer Dor and David Morris, undergraduate McGill Chem. Eng students

  •  FQNRT Post Doctoral Fellowship 2010

          Dr. Ezequiel Soulé, PDF

  •  NSERC Post Doctoral Fellowships (2010-2002)

          Samir Mushrif, PDF 2010

          Nasser M. Abukhdeir PhD 2010

          Dae Kun Hwang PhD 2006

          Ae-Gyeong Cheong PhD 2004

          Dana Grecov 2002

          L.R. de Andrade Lima 2002

  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, CONACYT Mexico 2010

       Only the 4th- third time renewal awardee in the history of CONACYT.

          Dr. Edtson Emilio Herrera Valencia

  • Best Poster Award 2009, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting

          Samir H. Mushrif, PhD candidate, A. D. Rey, Gilles Peslherbe

  • Invited Paper 2008, Materials Science Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

          Samir H. Mushrif, PhD candidate

  • Best Poster Award 2008, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting

          Samir H. Mushrif, PhD candidate, A. D. Rey and Gilles Peslherbe

  • Best Poster Award Finalist 2008, “Science as Art” Competition, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting

         Samir H. Mushrif, PhD candidate

  • Selected Paper 2007, Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research

         Gino de Luca, PhD candidate

  • Selected Paper 2006, Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research

K. Hwang, PhD candidate

  • Ferrari Innovation Scholarship 2005

         Gaurav Gupta, M. Eng.

  • Best Poster Award 2005, 7th Annual NSF site visit, Center for Advanced Fibers and Films

         Gaurav Gupta, M. Eng.

  • Selected Paper 2006, Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research

         Gino de Luca, PhD candidate

  • Selected Paper 2006, Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology

Wincure, PhD candidate

  •  Selected Paper 2004, Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research

         Gino de Luca, M. Eng.

  • G. Brown Award International Award 1995, Best PhD Thesis in Liquid Crystals

          Won Hee Han, PhD