Alumni Awards

NPRE at Illinois alumni have made noteworthy contributions to industry, government, academia, and society in general for a half century. Many of these individuals have been recognized by the Department with the NPRE Distinguished Alumni Award and the NPRE Advocate Award, by the College of Engineering, the University of Illinois, the American Nuclear Society, and other organizations.

NPRE Departmental Awards

 

John Kotek, 2017 NPRE Distinguished Alumni Award winner

NPRE Distinguished Alumni Award

Award Criteria: The NPRE Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented by NPRE ILLINOIS and by the NPRE Constituent Alumni and Industry Advisory Board to NPRE ILLINOIS alumni who make notable advances in the field of nuclear science, and/or lasting contributions to society in general. Through their careers and voluntary service, these individuals bring honor upon themselves as well as to their fellow graduates, NPRE ILLINOIS, the College of Engineering, and the University of Illinois.

Timing: While nominations can be submitted at any time, winners for each year's awards will be chosen early in the Spring Semester. Awards will be presented at that year's NPRE/American Nuclear Society Student Chapter Honors Banquet, typically held in April.

Nomination form

Previous Recipients:

 

NPRE Advocate Award

Award Criteria: This award recognizes alumni and friends who have demonstrated their loyalty to NPRE through volunteer efforts, financial contributions and/or other forms of advocacy.
 
Timing: While nominations can be submitted at any time, winners for each year's awards will be chosen early in the Spring Semester. Awards will be presented at that year's NPRE/American Nuclear Society Student Chapter Honors Banquet, typically held in April.

Nomination form

Previous Recipients:

College of Engineering Awards

Alumni Award for Distinguished Service

University of Illinois Awards

Alumni Achievement Award

Alumni Association Loyalty Award

American Nuclear Society

  • Landis Young Member Engineering Achievement Award - James P. Holloway (2000); Rizwan Uddin (1999); Yousry Y. Azmy (1995)
  • Seaborg Medal - Yassin A. Hassan (2008); H. Peter Planchon (1996)
  • Presidential Citation Recipients - William E. Burchill (1994)
  • Arthur Holly Compton Award - Rizwan Uddin (2016); Nicholas Tsoulfanidis (2013); Kenneth D. Lewis (2010); Yassin A. Hassan (2003); Elmer E. Lewis (1992)
  • Mark Mills Award - Yinbin Miao (2016); Prashant Jain (2010); Quan Zhou (2005); Allen J. Toreja (2003); Rizwan Uddin (1987); Yousry Y. Azmy (1986); Ming-Yuan Hsiao (1984); Mark L. Kantrowitz (1982); William C. Horak (1981); Richard D. Lawrence (1979)
  • Samuel Glasstone Award - University of Illinois ANS Student Chapter (2011 Best Section) (1988 Honorable Mention)
  • Robert L. Long Training Excellence Award - Ronald A. Knief (2012)
  • Student Design Competition - Undergraduate, University of Illinois, S. Ramsey, D. Kokusek, C. Tomchik, Y. Wu (2005); James Carrol, Kar Chin, Alan Conlin, Charles Keller, Thomas Mosinsky, James Thilenius, Bruce Kschinka, Francesco Venneri (1984); Michael Childerson, James Durham, John Peters, Patricia Garner, Bradley Radl, Edward Rowley, Gary Taylor, Deborah Wojtowicz (1980)
  • Rockwell Lifetime Achievement Award - Nicholas Tsoulfanidis (2010)
  • Technical Achievement Award - Yassin A. Hassan (2004)

Other Honors

  • 2013 National Medal of Technology and Innovation, George R. Carruthers
  • TIME Magazine's Best 50 Inventions of 2010, "Bloom Box," K.R. Sridhar
  • 2010 Elda E. Anderson Award (Health Physics Society), Derek Jokisch
  • American Society of Engineering Education Glenn Murphy Award - Rizwan Uddin (2015); Mark Prelas (2009); Nolan E. Hertel (2004); Kenneth L. Peddicord (2002); Yassin A. Hassan (2001); Barclay G. Jones (2000);