Significant awards to Zimin Institute Project directors

2022 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Awards

  • Dr. Christian Hoover
  • Dr. Troy McDaniel
  • Dr. Kenan Song

A CAREER grant is the NSF’s most prestigious award for early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models and leaders in research and education.

2023 U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Inductee

  • Dr. Paul Westerhoff

2023 AZ Water Association Quentin Mees Research Award

  • Dr. Kerry Hamilton for the paper: “Pinpointing drivers of widespread colonization of Legionella pneumophila in a green building: Roles of water softener system, expansion tank, and reduced occupancy” Frontiers in Water 4, p.966223 (2023).

The Quentin Mees Research Award celebrates academic achievements by recognizing authors of exceptional research papers. In addition, the award is an effort to bring research in water-related technology to the level of practical use.

2024 Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) New Innovator award

  • Dr. Yujin Park

The New Innovator Awards were established by FFAR to launch the careers of promising scientists whose research addresses significant food and agriculture challenges.

This award will enable Dr. Park to continue her innovative Zimin Institute initiated work in using food waste-derived fertilizer in controlled environment agriculture.