Materials Awards and Honors

Student Awards

Outstanding Student Award
Undergraduate materials student Kristina M. Vines won the 2011 Outstanding Student Award from materials engineering for her demonstrated excellence in the classroom. The faculty and staff of the materials engineering program congratulate Vines for this honor.

Faculty Awards

Outstanding Faculty Award
Each year, College of Engineering students are given the chance to select an outstanding faculty member in their program. In 2012, Dr. Bryan Chin, chair of materials engineering program, was named the Outstanding Faculty Member for materials engineering. The talent and dedication of Dr. Chin embodies the mission of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, and the university itself – instruction, research and outreach.

Members of National Academy of Engineering
We would like to congratulate Chain T. Liu of materials engineering on his acceptance in the the United States National Academy of Engineering. NAE is a private, non-profit institution that was founded in 1964 under the same congressional act that led to the founding of the National Academy of Sciences. Membership is considered the highest achievement in engineering-related fields and often comes as a recognition of a lifetime's worth of accomplishments.

Alumni Awards

Outstanding Alumni Award
Anthony Stone, '83, is global director of new business development for PPG Aerospace – Transparencies. He is responsible for all new business development activities, including new programs, products and markets. The firm is the aerospace products and service business of PPG industries, and the world’s largest supplier of aircraft windshields, windows and canopies.

Stone joined PPG in 1986 and held a variety of management positions before leaving to work for Pratt & Whitney. He rejoined PPG in 1995 in direct aftermarket sales. In his current position he has recently overseen the creation of a new aviation repair and supply division in China that will serve Asian/Pacific markets.

Distinguished Auburn Engineer
As special assistant to the director at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Todd May, '90, ensures that all center activities, processes and policies are consistent with U.S. Space Exploration Policy. He also serves as the manager of NASA’s lunar robotic program, which launched probes to the moon in 2009. Previously, May was a deputy associate administrator in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, as well as the deputy manager of Marshall's Science and Mission Systems Office.

More information about our department's awards and last year's recipients can be found here.

Last Updated: Dec 13, 2016