University of Michigan Office of Research Distinguished Innovator Award (2017)
Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Tibbetts Award (2015)
University of Michigan Regents’ Award for Distinguished Public Service (2014).
Herrick Foundation Endowed Professorship (2013-present)
Mechanical Engineering Achievement Award, University of Michigan (2012)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Educator Award (Society Award 2010)
ASME Swanson Foundation White House Fellowship (2009-12)
Best Paper Award, ASME International Design Technical Conf., Montreal, QC (2010)
Best Paper Award, ASME 2009 International Design Technical Conferences
International Design (ID) Magazine First Place Winner of the 2006 Sharpest Product.
ASME Machine Design Award – highest society award in field of Mechanical Design (2004)
ASME Fellow (2002)
American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Best Paper Award - AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Aug.2001, Montreal. AIAA-2001-4144
ASME Leonardo Da Vinci Award “for significant original contributions to the field of mechanical design through invention of a device with practical applications” (1997)
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Teaching Excellence Award (1995)
Best Paper Award in Applied Mechanisms and Robotics, National Conf. Cincinnati (1993)
George Wood Award for “Contributions to the Growth of the Science of Applied Mechanisms and Robotics” (1993)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Ralph Teetor Educational Award. (1993).
Mechanical Engineering Department Teaching Excellence Award (1993)
Proctor and Gamble “Best Paper Award” in Applied Mechanisms and Robotics (1989)
Faculty advisor to four ASME student-design competition awards – First place Undergraduate Div. 2007, Third Place Graduate Div. 2004, Second Place Graduate Div. 2007, First Place Graduate Div. 1994 and First Place Undergraduate Div. 1992.