Honors and Recognition

Honors Spotlight:

Elaine Li

Xiaoqin Elaine Li

Associate Professor

Department of Physics

College of Natural Sciences

Delia Milliron

Delia Milliron


Department of Chemical Engineering

Cockrell School of Engineering

Recipients of the Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST) honors Xiaoqin Elaine Li and Delia Milliron with the 2018 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards in Science and Engineering. The O’Donnell Awards annually recognize rising Texas researchers who are addressing the essential role that science and technology play in society, and whose work meets the highest standards of exemplary professional performance, creativity and resourcefulness. Li is recognized for innovative research in light-matter interaction at the nanoscale in quantum materials and Milliron for her development of advanced “smart window” technology. Both researchers lead teams that form the nucleus of the recently-launched Center for Dynamics and Control of Materials (NSF MRSEC) where their research efforts contribute to the understanding and control of materials over extended temporal and spatial scales.