"Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later." — Dana Stewart Scott

Class of 1951 Civilian Faculty Award for Excellence in Research - Department Nominee - 2020

2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) Award - $300,000

"Autonomous Manipulation and Assembly on the Micro- and Milli-Scale."


Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure - 2019


Raouf Ali Raouf Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Engineering - 2019


2018 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) Award - $284,000

"A novel graphene characterization suite for understanding magnetic, electrical, thermal, and optical responses from the atomic to micro-scale levels", Award # N0001418WX01305

Multiple PIs with Raj Basu, Brian Donovan and Ron Warzoha

Speaker/panelist on flipped classroom

with Matt Schell, Stephen Graham, Ric Crabbe, and MikeFlynn
USNA’s 3rd Annual Conference on Teaching & Learning


Apgar Award for Excellence in Teaching  - Department Nominee - 2018

Raouf Ali Raouf Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Engineering - Department Nominee - 2017, 2018

EPFL Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation award – August 2014

The Swiss-based Chorafas Foundation gives scientific awards to doctoral students worldwide who are under 30 at the time of application and are doing outstanding dissertation research in selected fields of life sciences and/or sustainability.  The goal of the award is to reward exceptional research performance and to encourage significant future contributions to practical, applied science fields. 


Second Prize ($4,000), GW School of Engineering and Applied Science Student Research & Development Showcase (+70 Projects) – February 2013

Conference awards

  • Student Travel Grant – IEEE International Magnetics Conference (INTERMAG), Germany – May 2014

  • Junior Travel Award – Joint European Magnetic Symposia (JEMS), Italy – September 2012

  • Best Poster Award – IEEE International Magnetics Conference (INTERMAG), Canada – May 2012

  • IEEE Magnetics Society Summer School – May 2011

Leadership @ GW

  • Speaker, GW Graduate Students Welcome Ceremony (+300 attendees) – August 2013

  • GW Future Faculty Program (FFP) – Fall 2013

  • Student Representative, GW Board of Trustees, Committee on Student Affairs, Spring 2014

  • Senator, GW Student Association Senate, 2013 – 2014

  • Member, GW Student Association Academic Affairs Committee, 2013 – 2014

  • International Student Ambassador, GW International Services Office, 2012 – 2014

  • Graduate Student Ambassador, GW School of Engineering and Applied Science, 2012 – 2014