The School of Engineering honors top faculty on an annual basis with awards for both teaching and research. Congratulations to the 2020-2021 academic year award winners!
Award for Teaching Excellence
During a year of remote teaching brought on by a global pandemic, undergraduate and graduate students praised Michael Taylor for his adaptability, helpfulness, patience, and optimism. Dedicated to excellence in his department, he also led the development of a new graduate concentration, “Theoretical and Computational Mechanics.”
Researcher of the Year
Biao "Bill" Lu
An M.D. and a Ph.D., Dr. Lu has extensive expertise in multiple disciplines spanningmolecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, genetics, and medicine. His research program, impactful and well-aligned with Santa Clara’s mission, focuses on engineering nano-carriers for drug delivery and therapy to treat cancers, hereditary diseases, and viral infections.
Adjunct Lecturer of the Year
With 40 years of industry experience in technology management and innovation consulting and a Master’s Degree of Divinity, Lanny Vincent brings a wealth of experience to the classroom. He also contributes greatly to the School through compelling research, investigating the intersection of Jesuit principles with innovation and entrepreneurship.
Gerald E. Markle Award
Sergio Zarantonello’s career spans over forty years in academia and industry. Having published over thirty peer-reviewed articles in pure, applied, and computational mathematics and serving as Principal Investigator on research projects funded by the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation, he is also dedicated to Jesuit education.