Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Awards

These awards are presented to full-time faculty members to honor outstanding research and creative activity of national and international significance. The president and the provost determine the awards on the basis of a report submitted by a committee of five faculty members.

Award Recipient

lewisLaura Lewis, Cabot Professor of Chemical Engineering
Through her research on alternative energy technologies, Professor Lewis continues to push the boundaries of identifying and harnessing alternative energy from natural sources. Since joining Northeastern in 2007, she has raised more than $9 million in external grants. Her research has been funded by the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation, among others. She leads a team of interdisciplinary researchers from six partner institutions on a $3.5 million project to advance high-potential energy technologies. Professor Lewis has distinguished herself as a highly creative and collaborative scientist, a prolific scholar, and a tremendous mentor to her students.