Research Award


The New Faculty Researcher Award is intended to recognize a faculty member with less than six years of experience and who has demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.


The award is in the form of an award plaque presented during the Awards Ceremony at the ASEE Southeastern Section’s Annual Conference.


  • The candidate must be a member of ASEE’s Southeastern Section.
  • The candidate must be a full-time faculty member of an ABET-accredited program.
  • The successful candidate must be able to attend the ASEE Southeastern Section Annual Conference.
    • The award plaque is presented at the Awards Ceremony on Monday evening.


A colleague, department head, or student may nominate a candidate for this award.


The Awards and Recognition Unit will evaluate applicants based on:

  • A documented record of excellence in research and teaching.
  • A documented record of using research as a teaching mechanism in regularly scheduled courses.
  • Letters of endorsements from colleagues, department chairs, and deans.


The nomination package should include evidence of excellence in research and teaching and should include, but is not limited to, a current C.V. and letters of endorsement.


The nomination package should be submitted electronically as a single PDF (.pdf) or compressed file (.zip) to the Section’s Vice President for Awards and Recognition:

Beth Todd, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Alabama
Phone: (205) 799-6656


Nominations will be accepted through Monday, February 19th, 2024.

Past Award Winners

Research Award Winners

1998 — Michael D. Annable, University of Florida
1999 — Susan Carlson-Skalak, University of Virginia
2000 — Jay M. Khodadadi, Auburn University

New Faculty Research Award Winners

2001 — Tiek C. Lim, University of Alabama
2002 — Gregory D. Buckner, North Carolina State University
2003 — Scott Husson, Clemson University
2004 — Chang-yu Wu, University of Florida
2005 — Donald P. Visco, Tennessee Technological University
2006 — Timothy W. Mays, The Citadel
2007 — Paul H. Ziehl, University of South Carolina
2008 — Adrienne Minerick, Mississippi State University
2009 — Faisal Hossain, Tennessee Technological University
2010 — Holly Stretz, Tennessee Technological University
2011 — Qiong Zhang, University of South Florida
2012 — Prabir Barooah, University of Florida
2013 — Michael Dickey, North Carolina State University
2014 — Treavor H. Boyer, University of Florida
2015 — Cindy Bethel, Mississippi State University
2016 — Veera Gnaneswar Gude, Mississippi State University
2017 — Cong Trinh, University of Tennessee Knoxville
2018 — Chelsey Simmons, University of Florida
2019 — Michael McCarthy, Mercer University
2020 — Waseem Asghar, Florida Atlantic University
2021 — Reuben F. Burch V, Mississippi State University
2022 — Kweku Brown, The Citadel