Recent Award Recipients

outstanding graduate student 2015Nina Oakley
das-awards-john-hallett
Dr. John Hallett
das-awards-kelly-redmondDr. Kelly Redmond
Dr. Judith Chow
Dr. Judith Chow
Dr. Daniel Obrist
Dr. Daniel Obrist
Dr. Alan Gertler
Dr. Alan Gertler
Arlen Huggins
Dr. Arlen Huggins
Dr. John Watson
Dr. John Watson
Dr. John Hallett
Dr. John Hallett - Honorary ICCP Member
Dr. Darko Koracin
Dr. Darko Koracin

Recognizing faculty and staff for their outstanding achievements in Atmospheric science and research.

2015

Nina Oakley

  • Recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student award.

2014

Dr. John Hallett

  • Recipient of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 2014 Losey  Atmospheric Sciences Award for Technical Excellence.

 Dr. Kelly Redmond

  • Has been selected as the "Tyndall History of Global Environmental Change Lecturer" for the Fall 2014 AGU meeting in San Francisco.

2013

Dr. Hans Moosmuller

  • Recipient of the 2012 Nevada Regents' Researcher award.

Dr. Rajan Chakrabarty

  • Recipient of the 2012 NSHE Rising Research Award from Desert Research Institute (DRI).

2012

Dr. Gannet Hallar

  • Recipient of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents Rising Research Award.

Dr. Judith Chow

  • Recipient of the Haagen-Smit 2011 Clean Air Award in the field of Science and Technology, California Air Resources Board, May 2012.
  • Recipient of the Sanqin Friendship Award, The People’s Government of Shaanxi Province, People’s Republic of China, March 2012

2011

Dr. Judith Chow

  • Certificate of Appreciation for Keynote Speech at The 3rd International Workshop on Regional Air Quality Improvement in Rapidly Developing Economic Regions, Guangzhou, China, November 2011.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Session Chair at The 3rd International Workshop on Regional Air Quality Improvement in Rapidly Developing Economic Regions, Guangzhou, China, November 2011.
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Taiwan Association for Aerosol Research, Plenary Lecture given at the 2011 International Conference on Aerosol Science and Technology, October 2011.
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Taiwan Association for Aerosol Research, Editor-in-Chief of Aerosol and Air Quality Research (2003-2008), October 2011.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for service on the Publication Committee, 2006–2011, Air & Waste Management Association, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2011.
  • Senatorial Recognition Award, John Ensign, U.S. Senator, Washington, DC, January 2011.

Dr. Jack Gillies

  • Recipient of the L.R. Moore visiting scholar award, Dept. of Geography, Sheffield University, UK, 2011

Dr. John Watson

  • Certificate of Appreciation for Plenary Speech at The 3rd International Workshop on Regional Air Quality Improvement in Rapidly Developing Economic Regions, Guangzhou, China, November 2011.
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Taiwan Association for Aerosol Research, Plenary Lecture given at the 2011 International Conference on Aerosol Science and Technology, October 2011.

Dr. Davis Zhu

  • Recipient of the First Prize Dissertation Award, Air & Waste Management Association, June 2011

2010

Dr. Daniel Obrist

  • Recipient of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents Rising Research Award

2009

Dr. Alan Gertler

  • Recipient of the annual Regents’ Researcher Award from the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education

Dr. Kelly Redmond

  • Named as a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society

Dr. Rajan Chakrabarty, Graduate Student

  • 3rd Prize (Honorable Mention): Exceptional Doctoral Dissertation Award (International-level) by the Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA) in recognition of significant contribution to the field of air quality and research.

 

Subhashree Mishra, Graduate Student

  • Recipient of the "Outstanding International Graduate Student Award" from the University of Nevada, Reno, Graduate Student Association

2008

Arlen Huggins

  • Recipient of the Thunderbird Award from the Weather Modification Association

Dr. Kelly Redmond

  • Recipient of the AMS Applied Climatology Award

Rajan Chakrabarty, Graduate Student

  • Recipient of the "Outstanding Graduate Student Researcher" award by the University of Nevada Reno
  • Recipient of the  "Outstanding International Graduate Student" award by the University of Nevada Reno
  • One of 4 finalists (from out of 100 contestants nationwide) in the Harvard University entrepreneurial I3 competition for development of ClassCommon.com – an academic social networking platform K-16 students.

Harold Peterson, Graduate Student

  • Recipient of the American Geological Institute Minority Participation Program Scholarship

Danyal Petersen, Graduate Student

  • Recipient of the Colin Warden Award

Jo Gerrard

  • Recipient of the 2008 Technical Employee of the Year award

2007

Dr. Judy Chow

  • Recipient of the Nazir and Mary Ansari Chair in Entrepreneurialism and Science award, a $75,000 DRI professorship funded by the Nazir and Mary Ansari Foundation

Dr. Alan Gertler

  • Elected President of the International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations (IUAPPA)

Dr. German Vidaurre, Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the UNR Graduate Student Association

Rajan Chakrabarty, M.S. Student

  • One of 15 finalists (from out of 200 contestants nationwide) in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) entrepreneurial elevator pitch competition for conceptualization of ClassCommon.com.

2006

Dr. Steven Chai

  • Recipient of the Thunderbird Award from the Weather Modification Association

Dr. Alan Gertler

  • Elected Vice-President of the International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations (IUAPPA)

Dr. John Lewis, Adjunct Professor

  • Elected by the American Meteorological Association to the position of Fellow

Dr. Christopher Davey, Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Awarded the Ph.D. Dissertation Medal in Applied Climatology from the American Association of State Climatologists

Rajan Chakrabarty, M.S. Student

  • Recipient of the "Outstanding Student Scholarship", $2,000, by the Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA) in recognition of excellence in air quality research and study for the academic year 2006-2007.
  • Recipient of the 2006 Colin Warden Memorial Endowment Award
  • Two-year National Science Foundation EPSCoR doctoral fellowship, $ 85,000, for the academic years 2006-2008.

2005

Dr. John Watson

  • Received the 2005 Regents' Researcher Award. This is the highest honor awarded annually to a single researcher within the Nevada System of Higher Education.

Dr. John Hallett

Elected honorary member of the International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation (ICCP).

Dr. Jack Gillies

  • Was recognized by the DoD Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) by receiving an award for best compliance project of the year. This project involved characterizing and quantifying fugitive dust emissions from DoD sources. Other DAS faculty involved in this project includes Pat Arnott, Vic Etyemezian, Hampden Kuhns, and Hans Moosmüller.

Dr. Darko Koracin

  • Received his third Fulbright Fellowship Award as Senior Scientist Specialist in Environmental Modeling. Darko used this award to teach a graduate class in atmospheric dispersion and air quality modeling at the University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Rajan Chakrabarty, M.S. Student

  • Recipient of the Colin Warden Memorial Award by the Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV

2004

Dr. Darko Koracin

  • Recipient of Fulbright Fellowship Award as Senior Scientist Specialist in Environmental Modeling

Dr. Dorothea Ivanova

  • Her paper "The North American (Mexican) Monsoon: MM5 Modeling Study Implications" was chosen as "Best Papers Award" at the 14th Conference on Applied Climatology, American Meteorological Society, held 11-15 January 2004 in Seattle, WA.

Anna Cunningham, Lab Tech/Coordinator

  • Recipient of the 2004 Technical Employee of the Year award

2003

Dr. Judith Chow

  • Appointed to the National Academies' Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (BEST)

Dr. Vanda Grubisic

  • Recipient of 2003 Peter B. Wagner Medal of Excellence for DRI Scholars in the Early Stages of Career Development

Dr. Darko Koracin

  • Recipient of Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant in Environmental Sciences to study and lecture at the University of Zagreb

Dr. William Stockwell

  • Chosen as lead speaker at a Gordon Research Conference on Biogenic Hydrocarbons in the Atmosphere, held at Queens College in Oxford, U.K.

Dr. Barbara Zielinska

  • Recipient of DRI's 2003 Dandini Medal of Science

Guadalupe Paredes-Miranda, Ph.D. Student

  • Recipient of DRI's 2003 Colin Warden Memorial Endowment Award

Serena Chew, M.S. Student

  • Recipient of 2003 Sierra Pacific Fellowship Program Award

Brenda Cristani, Lab Coord. Data Analyst

  • Recipient of the 2003 Technical Employee of the Year award

2002

Dr. Judith Chow

  • Frank A. Chambers Award (presented by the Air and Waste Management Association

Dorothea Ivanova, Ph.D. Student

  • Recipient of DRI's 2002 Colin Warden Memorial Endowment Award

2001

Dr. Judith Chow

UCCSN Regents "Researcher of the Year" award

Dr. Alan Gertler

  • 2001 "Hope for the Future for a Sustainable World" award

Dr. Leland Tarnay

  • Recipient of DRI's 2001 Colin Warden Memorial Endowment Award