July 5, 2016- giving a seminar at the Laboratoire des Matériaux et du Génie Physique, Grenoble-FRANCE

April 12, 2016-Work on Crude oil Bioremediation highlighted in IMPACTS FROM THE DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL ON GULF OF MEXICO FISHERIES – GOMSG-G-16-0020

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March 1st, 2016-Professional Development Workshops for Teachers (University of Pennsylvania).

October 12, 2015- on Syracuse University-Engineeering and Computer Science news.

October 2015–  on the eNewsletters as new member the AICHE Minority Affairs Committee

June 17-18, 2015- on Stevens eNews- Stevens Conference on Bacteria-Materials Interactions



Appreciation Award for Dedication, Continuous Inspiration, and outstanding Contribution to Science and Engineering Students, Greater Philadelphia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, PA. (April 2015)


 Early Career travel Grant Award (NSBE, NSF) to attend the ARLS faculty Development (March 2015)

Syracuse University-All Doctoral University Prize in Chemical Engineering (May 2014)

Syracuse University-CGPA Scholar of the Year Award (May 2014)


Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship for the 2014 Gordon Research Conference & Seminar on Microbial Stress Reponses- at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA (February 2014)

University of Pennsylvania-Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (December 2013)

Nomination by Syracuse University and MARS, Inc. for the 2013 Nobel Laureate meeting in Lindau, first and second round of selection (March 2013).

Graduate Research Assistantship, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. (January 2013)

Syracuse University STEM Pre-doctoral Fellowship for 2 years, Syracuse University. (May 2011)

GEW TOP 50 Most Promising Startups Globally with HELIOS, now PurpleSun, Inc. (May 2011)


1st Place and Grand winner of the 2011 NYS Business Plan Competition with HELIOS, now PurpleSun, Inc. (April 2011)