Yeram S. Touloukian Award, ASME 2015; citation: For sustained, pioneering contributions to heat conduction metrology including the 3-omega and optical pump-probe methods, which are pervasive in laboratories worldwide; and for landmark contributions on the minimum and ultralow thermal conductivity of solids.
Fellow of the Materials Research Society, 2012; citation: For the pioneering development of measurement techniques and scientific understanding of thermal transport in materials at nanometer length scales.
Elected to the cycle of vice-chair, program-chair, chair of the Division of Materials Physics, American Physical Society, 2011-2014.
Editorial Board of Applied Physics Letters and Journal of Applied Physics, 2010-2014.
Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering, U. Illinois, College of Engineering, 2005 to present.
Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2005; citation: For original and influential contributions to the physics of heat conduction in materials and the evolution of surface morphology during crystal growth and etching.
Chair of 2003 Gordon Research Conference, "Thin Film and Crystal Growth Mechanisms."
Willet Faculty Scholar Award, U. Illinois, College of
Xerox Award for Faculty Research, U. Illinois, College of
Peter Mark Memorial Award, American Vacuum Society, 1998, for "seminal contributions to the atomic-level understanding of thermal conductivity in thin films and surface roughening/smoothing mechanisms during film growth and etching."