David Cahill receives Tau Beta Pi Daniel C. Drucker Eminent Faculty Award
Willet Professor of Engineering and MatSE Prof. David Cahill was recently selected to receive the Tau Beta Pi Daniel C. Drucker Eminent Faculty Award. Cahill was selected for this award by the President of Tau Beta Pi and the Executive Associate Dean for the College of Engineering. The Tau Beta Pi Daniel C. Drucker Award was established in 1985, andrecognizes faculty for their dedication to academic excellence and exemplary contributions to the understanding of their field.
Professor Cahill joined the faculty of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the U. Illinois after earning his Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from Cornell University, and working as a postdoctoral research associate at the IBM Watson Research Center. In addition to the Tau Beta Pi Daniel C. Drucker award, Cahill has received the 2018 Innovation in Materials Characterization Award of the Materials Research Society (MRS); the 2015 Touloukian Award of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; the Peter Mark Memorial Award of the American Vacuum Society (AVS); and is a fellow of the MRS, AVS, and APS (American Physical Society).
Cahill was nominated by MatSE Head Nancy Sottos for his extraordinary record of accomplishment, both within and outside of this university. This is an annual college-wide competition among distinguished faculty in order to recognize a faculty member’s academic excellence.