Seungpyo Hong, assistant professor of biopharmaceutical sciences, is one of 12 UIC scientists who will be honored today as Researcher of the Year, Inventor of the Year and Innovator of the Year. Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin/UIC Photo Services
UIC honors outstanding researchers, innovators and inventors in the basic sciences, clinical sciences, the humanities and natural sciences/engineering at a ceremony today, 3:30-6 p.m. in Student Center West.
Twelve awards will be presented: Inventor of the Year and Innovator of the Year, plus five Distinguished Researcher and five Rising Stars.
This year’s winners are:
Mahnaz Shahidi: Inventor of the Year
Craig Niederberger, Innovator of the Year
Natasha Devroye: Rising Star, Natural Sciences & Engineering
Xiaoping Du: Distinguished Researcher, Basic Life Sciences
Leon Fink: Distinguished Researcher, Humanities
Stacie Geller: Distinguished Researcher, Clinical Sciences
Rachel Havrelock: Rising Star, Humanities
Seungpyo Hong: Rising Star, Basic Life Sciences
Bing Liu: Distinguished Researcher, Natural Sciences & Engineering
Ben Superfine: Rising Star, Social Sciences
Krista Varady: Rising Star, Clinical Sciences
Maria Varelas: Distinguished Researcher, Social Sciences