Celebration Recognizing UNH Researchers and Scholars

Each year, the Office of Research, Economic Engagement and Outreach celebrates the many UNH faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and staff who received prestigious external honors, prizes, special recognition or other accolades for their research, scholarship, creative, innovative, or outreach achievements.


In 2023, we are celebrating those who received recognition in 2022.

2023 Honorees

2023 Innovators

We also are recognizing the recipients of the J. Brent Loy Innovator of the Year Award for 2022 and 2023:

2022:  Christine Shea, Emeritus Professor of Technology and Operations Management and Kate Hester Siler, Project Director and Co-Principal Investigator, ADVANCE, honoring thier groundbreaking DEI bias intervention training program created by faculty, for faculty

2023: Jeffrey Halpern, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering , honoring his contributions to the field of biosensing and to fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at UNH

See more about the Innovator of the Year Awardees in UNH Today and on the UNHInnovation (UNHI) website.



Selection Criteria for Honors:

  • For purposes of this celebration, the word 'honor' is used to describe a prestigious honor/award, prize, special recognition, or other accolade based on merit for scholarly achievement
  • Honorees are current UNH faculty (all types), postdocs, staff, or graduate students
  • Honor was received between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022 from an entity external to UNH
  • Honor is related to research/scholarly/creative activity/innovation/outreach achievement in honoree's field
  • Highly prestigious, merit-based grants and/or scholarships are considered honors
    Some examples: NSF CAREER award, USDA/NIFA Career Impact award, NSF Graduate Research Fellowships, "named" scholarships for graduate students, and Fulbright Scholarships and Fellowships
  • National level appointments to a Society's Board of Directors are considered honors
  • Authored book, journal article, or produced play that received an award or prize are considered honors

2022 Honorees
(includes honors received in 2019, 2020 & 2021)

 2019 Honorees

 2018 Honorees

 2017 Honorees