Lake Erie Center

Sigma Xi Awards

Sigma Xi, initiated a faculty research award in 1978. The award was initiated through contributions from the membership of Sigma Xi. Continual funding was immediately provided through the strong support of the Meninger Foundation. Through a generous contribution in 1985, the award achieved a permanent endowment and was designated the Dion D. Raftopoulos/Sigma Xi Award for Outstanding Research. The recipients receive a $1500 cash award. Typically, during the spring, each recipient describes the work upon which the award was based at the Sigma Xi Research Award Seminar.

In 2006 the "Young Faculty Award" was created with a donation from Professor/Associate Dean Constantine Theodosiou in memory of his late father. This award is intended for tenure-track faculty that show extraordinary promise in their research field.

RECIPIENTS OF DION D. RAFTOPOULOS/SIGMA XI AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING RESEARCH 

2014 Dr. Yanfa Yan (Physics and Astronomy)
2013 Dr. Timothy Fisher (Environmental Sciences)
2011 Dr. Stacy Philpot (Environmental Sciences)
2010 Dr. Carol Stepien (Environmental Sciences)
2009 Dr. Saleh Jabarin (Chemical Engineering)
2008 Dr. Ali Fatemi (Mechanical Engineering)
2007 Dr. Xuefei Huang (Chemistry)
2006 Dr. Martin Abraham (Chemical Engineering)
2005 Dr. Steven R. Federman (Physics and Astronomy)
2004 Dr. Jiquan Chen (EEES)
2003 Dr. Kenneth A. Bachmann (Pharmacology)
2002 Dr. Gloria E. O. Borgstahl (Chemistry)
2001 Dr. Karen S. Bjorkman (Physics and Astronomy)
2000 Dr. Alvin Compaan (Physics and Astronomy)
1999 Dr. David Dollimore (Chemistry)
1998 Dr. Philip B. James (Physics and Astronomy)
1997 Dr. William Williamson Jr. (Physics and Astronomy)
1996 Dr. Alan Pinkerton (Chemistry)
1995 Dr. Hua Guo (Chemistry)
1994 Dr. Margaret Wheelock (Biology); Dr. Keith Johnson(Biology)
1993 Dr. Scott Lee (Physics and Astronomy)
1992 Dr. Richard Komuniecki (Biology)
1991 Dr. Subbash C. Kwatra (Electrical Engineering)
1990 Dr. Alan Morgan (Chemistry); Dr. Lawrence S. Anderson (Physics and Astronomy)
1989 Dr. Theo G. Keith, Jr. (Mechanical Engineering)
1988 Dr. James L. Fry (Chemistry)
1987 Dr. Max O. Funk (Chemistry)
1986 Dr. Julian Davies (Chemistry)
1985.Dr. Henry Wente (Mathematics)

RECIPIENTS OF SIGMA XI AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING RESEARCH

1985 Dr. Jimmie Edwards (Chemistry)
1984 Dr. Richard Schectman (Physics and Astronomy)
1983 Dr. Demetrios Raftopoulos (Mechanical Engineering)
1982 Dr. Bernard Bopp (Astrophysics)
1981 Dr. Adolf Witt (Physics and Astronomy)
1980 Dr. Larry Curtis (Physics)
1979 Dr. Armand Delsemme (Astrophysics)
1978 Dr. Bodo Diehn (Chemistry)

RECIPIENTS OF ELENI AND EVANGELOS THEODOSIOU/SIGMA XI YOUNG INVESTIGATOR RESEARCH AWARD

2015 Dr. Yakov Lapitsky (Chemical & Environmental Engineering)
2014 Dr. Youngwoo Seo (Chemical & Environmental Engineering)
2013 Dr. Jennifer Hill (Pharmacology)
2011 Dr. Youssef Sari (Pharmacology)
2010 Dr. Joe Schmidt (Chemistry)
2008 Dr. Jared Anderson (Chemistry)
2007 Dr. Cora Lind (Chemistry)

Last Updated: 8/18/17