Annual Distinguished Alumni/ae Awards

The tenth Annual Distinguished Alumni/ae Awards Reception and Dinner was held on Friday, March 1, 2013. The awards are presented by the Graduate School-New Brunswick to alumni/ae who have made significant contributions in the Biological Sciences, Humanities, Physical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering, and the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Awards are also presented for Lifetime Achievement and Early Career Distinction.

View our list of previous winners.

For Lifetime Achievement

Kevin J. Hackett
(Entomology, 1971)
Senior National Program Leader-Crop Insects, USDA Agricultural Research Service


For Distinguished Accomplishments

Biological Sciences
Carl Safina
(Ecology, 1987)
Founder and President Blue Ocean Institute and Host of Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina PBS

Gadi Taub
(History, 2003)
Assistant Professor, Department of Communications and the Federman School of Public Policy and Government, Hebrew University; Author of Allenby Street

Physical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering
Junfeng (Jim) Zhang
(Environmental Sciences, 1994)
Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Social and Behavioral Sciences
Don Mitchell
(Geography, 1992)
Distinguished Professor of Geography, Syracuse University


For Early Career Accomplishments

Paulo E. Arratia
(Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, 2003)
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania