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Teaching Faculty Awards & Achievements

James Carton

  • Fellow, American Meteorological Society

Russell Dickerson

  • 2021: American Meteorological Society Special Award – OMI International Science Team
  • 2020: NASA Group Achievement Award – ACT-America Science Team
  • 2019: NASA Group Achievement Award – OWLETS Science Team
  • 2018: Max Planck Visitor Fellowship
  • 2018: NASA Group Achievement Award – Pecora Award, Aura OMI Intern. Team USGS
  • 2015: NASA Group Achievement Award – DISCOVER-AQ Science Team
  • 2009: Fellow, American Geophysical Union
  • 2008: Regents’ Award for Public Service
  • 2007: Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2007: Max Planck Visitor Fellowship

Eugenia Kalnay

  • 2015: American Meteorological Society Eugenia Kalnay Symposium
  • 2015: American Meteorological Society Honorary Member Award
  • 2015: American Meteorological Society Joanne Simpson Mentorship Award for For effectively mentoring many early career scientists, with her unstinting generosity of time and attention in providing advice, encouragement, leadership, and inspiration
  • 2012: Lorenz American Geophysical Union 2012 Lecture
  • 2009: WMO/IMO Prize for 2009 talk Population and Climate Change: A Proposal (see in Spanish)
  • 2008: Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Buenos Aires
  • 2008: Eugenia Brin Professor in Data Assimilation
  • 2006: Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2006: University of Maryland-wide Kirwan Award
  • 2005: Fellow, American Geophysical Union
  • 2003: Corresponding member of the Argentine National Academy of Physical Sciences
  • 2003: Discovery Magazine selected her Nature paper as a top 100 science news of 2003
  • 2001: University of Maryland Distinguished University Professor
  • 2000: Foreign Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 1998: Robert E. Lowry Chair, School of Meteorology, U. of Oklahoma
  • 1996: Member of the National Academy of Engineering
  • 1996: The Reanalysis paper of 1996 is the most cited paper in all geosciences (more that 10 thousand citations)
  • 1983: Fellow, American Meteorological Society
  • 1981: NASA medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement
  • Department of Commerce Gold Medal (x2)
  • Department of Commerce Silver Medal

William Lau

  • 2020: Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science
  • 2020: American Geophysical Union Editor’s Citation for Excellence in Refereeing                  
  • 2017: Axford Lecturer, Asia Oceania Geoscience Society
  • 2016: Distinguished Lecturer, Peking University
  • 2015: Bromery Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2015: Honorary Member, Chinese-American Ocean-Atmosphere Association
  • 2014 – 2015: President, Atmosphere Section, American Geophysical Union
  • 2010: Honorary Professor, City University of Hong Kong
  • 2009: Distinguished Alumni, University of Hong Kong
  • 2008 – 2013: Senior Science Advisor, Hong Kong Observatory
  • 2007: Fellow, American Geophysical Union
  • 2004: Distinguished Meteorologist, Hong Kong Observatory  
  • 1999: William Nordberg Memorial Award for Earth Science, NASA/GSFC
  • 1999: NASA Outstanding Leadership Award
  • 1997: Mausam Award for best scientific paper, India Embassy, Washington DC
  • 1995: Fellow, American Meteorological Society
  • 1991: Goddard Exceptional Achievement Award
  • 1990: Goddard Senior Fellow
  • 1988: Featured as “most promising young scientist” in Japanese Meteorological Bulletin, Tienki
  • 1988: American Meteorological Society Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award for early career scientist
  • 1987: "Top Ten Science and Technology Talents in the Washington Area," selected by Washington Technology
  • 1987: John C. Lindsay Memorial Award (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center highest award in Science)
  • 1986,87,93,96: NASA-Goddard Quality Increase
  • 1982 – 1985: NASA-Goddard Outstanding Performance

Zhanqing Li

  • 2021: Board Member, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate 
  • 2020: Highly-cited researcher in the world, Web of Science
  • 2017: Fellow, American Meteorological Society
  • 2015: Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2015: Humboldt Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany
  • 2014: Fellow, American Geophysical Union
  • 2014: American Geophysical Union Yoram J. Kaufman Outstanding Research and Unselfish Cooperation Award
  • 2013: Chinese-American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association Honorary Fellow
  • 2000: Alouette Award, The Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute
  • 2000: Overseas-Chinese Outstanding Young Scientist Award, National Science Foundation of China
  • 1999: Agatha Bystram Information Award, Council of Federal Libraries of Canada
  • 1996: Technology in Government Medal, Treasury Board of Canada
  • 1998: Head of Public Service Award, Government of Canada

Sumant Nigam

  • 2020: Fulbright-Nehru Fellow, The Fulbright Foundation
  • 2020: Visiting Distinguished Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi
  • 2017: Jefferson Science Fellow, National Academy of Sciences
  • 2013: IIT Kanpur Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • 2006: Fellow, American Meteorological Society
  • 2003: Fellow, Royal Meteorological Society

Rachel Pinker

  • 2014: University of Maryland Department of Meteorology Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • Fellow, American Meteorological Society

Ross Salawitch

  • 2021: American Meteorological Society Special Award – OMI International Science Team
  • 2013: Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science for “advancing our understanding of ozone chemistry and earth’s climate through harmonized measurements and models”
  • 2009: American Geophysical Union Yoram J. Kaufman Outstanding Research and Unselfish Cooperation Award
  • 2009: Journal of Geophysical Research, Outstanding Reviewer
  • 2007: NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for ‘‘exceptional contributions to the WMO/UNEP Ozone Assessment Report’’
  • 2003 – 2014: Highly Cited Researcher in Geosciences, ISI Thompson Scientific.
  • 2002: Geophysical Research Letters, Outstanding Reviewer
  • 1999: NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for ‘‘crucial contributions to the evaluation of stratospheric models used in environmental assessment’’
  • 1995: NOAA Outstanding Scientific Paper Award for “Emission Measurements of the Concorde Supersonic Aircraft in the Lower Stratosphere’’
  • 1994: Discover magazine top science story for paper entitled ‘‘Carbon isotopic evidence for biomass burning at the K-T boundary’’
  • 1993: Geophysical Research Letters, Outstanding Reviewer
  • 1993: NOAA Outstanding Scientific Paper Award for ‘‘In situ measurements constraining the role of sulphate aerosols in mid latitude ozone depletion’’
  • 1989 – 2015 : NASA Group Achievement Award for AASE, AASE-2, SPADE, ASHOE/MAESA, POLARIS, SONEX, SOLVE, TC4, ARCTAS, and DISCOVER-AQ aircraft campaigns and the ATLAS/ATMOS space shuttle missions to study stratospheric and tropospheric ozone

Ning Zeng

  • Fellow, Alexander Von Humboldt (German)

Da-Lin Zhang

  • 2015: NASA's Group Achievement Award
  • 2006: Fellow, American Meteorological Society
  • 2006: NASA's Group Achievement Award
  • 1997: Fellow, Royal Meteorological Society
  • 1991: American Meteorological Society Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award

Emeritus Faculty

 

Ferdinand Baer

  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Fellow, American Meteorological Society

Eugene Rasmussen (1929 - 2015);  UMD Obituary;  BAMS Obituary

  • 2004: Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2003: National Associate, National Academy of Sciences
  • 2002: C. F. Brooks Award, American Meteorological Society
  • 1999: Member, National Academy of Engineering
  • 1998: George Benton Honorary Lecture, Johns Hopkins University
  • 1998: Fellow, American Geophysical Union
  • 1998: President, American Meteorological Society
  • 1997: Horton Lectureship in Hydrology, American Meteorological Society
  • 1994: Victor Starr Memorial Lecture, MIT
  • 1989: Jule Charney Award, American Meteorological Society
  • 1987: Invited participant, Pontifical Academy of Sciences Study Week on Drought
  • 1983: NOAA Administrator's Award
  • 1983: Fellow, American Meteorological Society
  • 1973: Silver Medal, U. S. Department of Commerce

Anandu Vernekar

  • Fellow, American Meteorological Society

Konstantin Vinnikov

  • University of Maryland Distinguished Research Scientist Prize