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Chair's Certificate of Excellence

In recognition of outstanding service to the Department of Physics.

Chair's Certificate of Excellence Recipients:

  • 2013-14     Amy Streets

  • 2011-12     Julie Callis

Distinguished Alumnus Award

Annually, the Department of Physics selects one of its professionally successful alumni to be honored by the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences.

Physics Distinguished Alumni Recipients: 

  • 2015     Jordan Goodman

  • 2014     Ana Maria Rey

  • 2013     Richard Issacson

  • 2012     William R. Bandy

  • 2011     Leopoldo García-Colín Scherer

  • 2010     Clifford Pearson

  • 2009     Joseph Thompson

  • 2008     Norm Bartelt

  • 2007     Mirjam Cvetic

  • 2006     John Quinn

  • 2005     Craig Boyer

  • 2004     George Sterman

  • 2003     Charles Bennett

  • 2002     Miguel Rios

  • 2001     James McGroddy

  • 2000     Robert Fischell

Distinguished Scholar-Teachers of the Department of Physics

University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teachers are tenured faculty members who combine outstanding scholarship with teaching excellence. 

Department of Physics Recipients: 

Distinguished University Professors of the Department of Physics

Distinguished University Professor denotes an academic honor of highest distinction and is awarded to a limited number of our most accomplished professors. 

Physics Distinguished University Professors: 

Sibylle Sampson Award

In recognition of an invidual's one-time accomplishment benefiting the department or subunit.

Sibylle Sampson Award Recipients:

  • 2014     Allen Monroe

  • 2012     Anne Suplee

  • 2011     Xiao Ning Zhao

  • 2010     Pauline Rirksopa

  • 2009     Bonnie Seal-Filiatreau

  • 2008     Doug Bensen, Scott Lasley

  • 2007     Loretta Robinette

  • 2006     Aaron McQueen

  • 2005     Kari Aldridge

  • 2004     Randy Holder

  • 2003     Donna Hammer

  • 2002     Sherri Menoes

  • 2001     Margaret Lukomska

  • 2000     Allen Monroe

  • 1999     Al Godinez

  • 1998     Tuck Owens

  • 1997     Ruth Zerwitz

  • 1996     Delores Knight

  • 1995     Norman Reese

  • 1994     Betty Alexander

  • 1993     Pauline Rirksopa

  • 1992     Pat Byrdsong

Distinguished Alumnus Award

Annually, the Department of Physics selects one of its professionally successful alumni to be honored by the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences.

Physics Distinguished Alumni Recipients: 

  • 2015     Jordan Goodman

  • 2014     Ana Maria Rey

  • 2013     Richard Issacson

  • 2012     William R. Bandy

  • 2011     Leopoldo García-Colín Scherer

  • 2010     Clifford Pearson

  • 2009     Joseph Thompson

  • 2008     Norm Bartelt

  • 2007     Mirjam Cvetic

  • 2006     John Quinn

  • 2005     Craig Boyer

  • 2004     George Sterman

  • 2003     Charles Bennett

  • 2002     Miguel Rios

  • 2001     James McGroddy

  • 2000     Robert Fischell

The Chair's Award

In recognition of outstanding service to the Department of Physics. 

Chair Award Recipients: 

  • 2013     Mark Conners

  • 2012     Jane Zhang

  • 2011     Paulina Alejandro

  • 2010     Nicholas Hammer

  • 2009     Jesse Anderson

  • 2008     Clay Daetwyler

  • 2007     Harold "Tuck" Owens, Dan Margulies

  • 2006     Robert Dahms

  • 2005     Tom Payerle

  • 2004     John Cataldi

  • 2003     Mary Ridgell

  • 2002     Joyce Robinson

  • 2001     Margaret Lukomska

  • 2000     Tom Payerle

  • 1999     Pauline Rirksopa

  • 1998     Lorraine DeSalvo

  • 1997     Maurice Pairel

  • 1996     Loretta Robinette

  • 1995     Cassie Jones, Jesse Anderson

  • 1994     Dawn Leavell

  • 1993     Linda O'Hara, Betty Alexander

  • 1992     Bernadine Kozlowski

  • 1991     Geoffrey Elbo

  • 1990     Pam Solomos, Nono Kusuma

  • 1989     Jan Andrews

  • 1988     Karl Harzer, Brenda Dunn

  • 1987     Rose Otto

  • 1986     Pota Floros, Harriet Husman

  • 1985     Jean Clement

  • 1984     Michele Eastman

  • 1983     Elbert Barrett

  • 1982     Delores Knight

The George A. Snow Award

The George A. Snow Memorial Award recognizes an individual who helps to advance the representation of women in the field of Physics. Dr. Snow was a professor of physics at the University of Maryland from 1957-1992. From 1970 through 1971 he served as acting chair of the Department of Physics. In addition to his work at the University, Dr. Snow's research contributions in experimental and phenomenological high-energy physics had a considerable impact on the field. In 1958, he established the High Energy Physics Group at Maryland, and led this group until his retirement from the University in 1992.

Throughout his tenure at the University, Dr. Snow remained committed to advancing and expanding the participation of women in the sciences. Dr. Snow and his wife, Lila, taught the first Women's Studies course at the University in the Spring semester of 1972. In order to honor Dr. Snow's commitment to assisting women in the sciences, his wife and children established, through the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., an endowed fund at the University of Maryland, College Park, to help advance women in physics.

Snow Award Recipients: 

    • 2014-15     Hilary Hurst

    • 2013-14     Lora McMurtrie Price, Megan Marshall

    • 2012-13     Michelle Groce

    • 2011-12     Donna Hammer

    • 2010-11     Bernie Kozlowski

    • 2009-10     Beatriz Burrola-Gabilondo

    • 2008-09     Elizabeth Beise

    • 2007-08     Meredith Brenner

    • 2006-07     Nicholas Chant

    • 2005-06     Ellen Williams

    • 2004-05     Sarah McKenney

 

The Richard A. Ferrell Distinguished Faculty Fellowship

The Richard A. Ferrell Distinguished Faculty Fellowship supports ongoing research of an exceptional faculty member early in his/her career.

Established in 2001, the Fellowship honors Dr. Dick Ferrell, a deeply-respected physicist who joined our faculty in 1953, served 40 years, and remained active in the department even after his retirement. Dr. Ferrell died in 2005 at his nearby University Park home.

Eligibility extends to any Assistant or Associate Professor of Physics who has made significant contributions to the department through research, teaching and service.

Ferrell Fellowship Recipients: