Distinguished Scholar Award

The Distinguished Scholar Award recognizes doctoral alumni who have led distinguished careers in academia, private enterprise, public service and the arts. The Provost selects one or more recipients of this award annually from nominations put forward by the University community. It is presented at the University doctoral commencement ceremony.

The following University of Rochester engineering alumni have received this award:

  • 2019: Donna Strickland, PhD, Optics, 1989
  • 2015: Stephen Fantone, PhD, Optics, 1979
  • 2008: Charles R. Munnerlyn, PhD, Optical Engineering, 1969
  • 2006: Amit Goyal, PhD, Engineering, 1991
  • 1995: Robert Potter, PhD, Optics, 1960