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.
Sanjeev Mukerjee, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
A world-renowned scientist, Professor Mukerjee’s research has been applied to the development of improved materials for fuel-cell catalysts, an area of international significance. He was instrumental in forming the Northeastern University Center for Renewable Energy Technology, and his research group developed the original idea behind the revolutionary lithium-air battery. Because of his highly collaborative work, Professor Mukerjee has been highly successful in securing large-scale funding from both federal and corporate sources.
Arnold Wright, Joseph M. Golemme Research Professor in Accounting
Professor Arnold Wright is a prolific scholar and thought leader, recognized nationally for his contributions in transforming the accounting, audit, and assurance fields. He has held multiple leadership positions in the American Accounting Association and has served as editor for premier scholarly accounting journals. He is also a true role model who has not only developed and implemented an unusually productive and high-impact research agenda, but also is committed to mentoring junior colleagues.