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Kudos RibbonRaymond Moore, associate dean for Omaha-based programs, was elected an “Emeritus Member” of the Cementitious Stabilization Committee at the 85th Transportation Research Board of the National Academies’ annual meeting in Washington D.C. Moore has been active in TRB since 1970, having served as chair of the Lime and Lime-Fly Stabilization Committee (1987-1993), chair of the Geomaterials Section (1993-1999) and chair of the Design and Construction of Transportation Group (1999-2002).

Greg Bashford, biological systems engineering, received the 2005 Dinsdale Family Faculty Award from the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The award is given to untenured faculty who demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence. Bashford was recognized at a luncheon April 17.

Charles Berryman, construction management, received the national Outstanding Educator Award from the Associated Schools of Construction. ASC members also elected Berryman to serve as the organization’s second vice president. He will advance to first vice president in 2008 and president in 2010. Berryman is the associate editor of the International Journal of Construction Education and Research. The first issue premiered in April at the ASC international conference in Fort Collins, Colo.

Fred Choobineh, industrial and management systems engineering, received the Joseph K. Walkup Prominence in Industrial Engineering Award from Iowa State University’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. The award is given to alumni who have earned prominence in their professional work. Choobineh is director of Nebraska’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

Mustafa Gursoy, electrical engineering, received a National Science Foundation CAREER award. The CAREER program recognizes and supports new faculty members’ career development activities. Awardees are selected on the basis of creative, integrative and effective research and education career development plans.

Jerry Hudgins, chair of electrical engineering, and his colleagues from UNL, the University of South Carolina and Cambridge University received the 2005 William M. Portnoy Award. This is given for the top technical paper and presentation among the papers given in sessions sponsored by the Power Electronic Devices & Components Committee of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Industry Applications Society. The paper, “Modeling of IGBT Resistive and Inductive Turn-On Behavior,” was presented at the IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting in October 2005.

Paul Jasa, extension engineer, received the Outstanding Presentation Award at the National No-Tillage Conference for his presentation “No-Till versus Soil Structure versus Compaction.” n Wayne Jensen, construction management, received the university-wide Student Foundation/Builders Award for Outstanding Advising. n

Paul Savory, associate professor of industrial and management systems engineering, received a UNL College Distinguished Teaching Award. n Mathias Schubert, electrical engineering, received the 2006 Ludwig-Genzel prize for his contributions to infrared ellipsometry. Infrared ellipsometry represents an important extension of the Fourier infrared spectroscopy. Schubert demonstrated that this branch of infrared spectroscopy could deliver new insight into material properties.

Hendrik Viljoen, chemical engineering, has been asked to serve on the editorial board of the journal “Computational Biology and Chemistry.”