2017 winners Troy D'Ambrosio (left) and John Kircher

Distinguished Innovation and Impact Award (DIIA)

The DIIA recognizes outstanding faculty innovators for contributions that improved the lives of people. The DIIA recognizes contributions by faculty from all academic disciplines, including health care, energy, environment, business, law, communications, technology, or the arts. Awards are given each year to one or two outstanding tenure-track faculty members who distinguished themselves and the University through entrepreneurial activities that resulted in innovations with a measurable societal impact.

The DIIA award is administered in partnership with the Academic Affairs office. Learn more about the award here.

Winners