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      JPLís Magellan Award - for extraordinary work in advancing the field of electroactive materials and mechanisms. May 16, 2016

      Fellow of The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), 2 July 2002

      Fellow of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), 16 October 1996

      NASA Honor Award Medal for Exceptional Technology Achievement, June 7, 2006

      NASA Honor Award Medal for Exceptional Engineering Achievement, Aug. 2001

      SPIE's Smart Materials and Structures Lifetime Achievement Award - March 7, 2005

      SPIEís NDE Lifetime Achievement Award, March 6, 2001

      SPIE Presidentís Award, Aug. 29, 2007

      ASNTís Award for Sustained Excellence, March 15, 2006

      ASNTís Lester Honor Lecture Award for Major contributions to the field of NDT, Nov. 2002

      JPL Senior Research Scientist, June 18, 2001

      73 NASA Class 1 Technical Brief Awards, between 1992-present

      14 NASA Board (Space Act) Awards (5 awards in 2002, 2 in 2003, 2 in 2006, 1 in 2008, 1 in 2010, 2 in 2012, 1 in 2013)

      JPLís Level-A Bonus Award for achievements in the field of EAP, Nov. 1999

      JPLís Nova Award for Technical Innovation and Leadership, March 1998

      JPLís Nova Award for Outstanding Achievement in Technology and R&D, May 1996

      National Research Council (NRC) Fellowship Award, June 1979




      2018 NASA Honor Group Achievement Award: Sample Return Break the Chain of Contact, August 28, 2018.

      2017 NASA Honor Group Achievement Award: Pioneering a Streamlined Approach to Delivering Mechanical Systems, Sept. 2017.

      JPLís Voyager Team Award for the development of the brazing method for breaking the chain of contact with Mars, Sept. 8, 2017.

      JPL Team Award for the novel piezoelectric actuated drill that rapidly penetrates calcified plaques (occlusion) in human arteries, Sept. 23, 2016

      JPLís Team Bonus Award for leading the highly successful AGAís Quiet Concrete Drill task, July 2005

      Co-received the Industrial Robot Highly Commended Award for the paper entitled "Lemur IIb: A Robotic System for Steep Terrain Access," that was presented at the 8th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR 2005), held in London, UK on Sept. 12 - 15, 2005.

      Self-initiated and co-developed USDC (Ultrasonic Drill) received the 2000 R&D Magazine Award as one of the 100 most innovative instruments.



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