Marquis receives U-M Faculty Recognition Award

Professor Emmanuelle Marquis was honored with the prestigious award at a virtual ceremony October 19.
Marquis receives U-M Faculty Recognition Award

MSE Professor Emmanuelle Marquis recently received a 2020 U-M Faculty Recognition Award, given annually to five mid-career faculty members "who have demonstrated remarkable contributions to the university through achievements in scholarly research or creative endeavors; excellence as a teacher, adviser and mentor; and distinguished participation in service activities of the university and elsewhere."

"Professor Marquis is highly deserving of recognition from the University based on her outstanding accomplishments as a researcher scholar, teacher and mentor, impactful service to the undergraduate education, and leadership as Director of Michigan Center for Materials Characterization,” said Amit Misra, MSE Department Chair and Edward DeMille Campbell Collegiate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. 

A member of the MSE faculty since early 2011, Marquis came to U-M from the University of Oxford (U.K.), where she held a prestigious Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship in the Department of Materials. Prior to her time in Oxford, she was a staff member in the Materials Physics Department at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, Calif. where she led atom-probe tomography research on alloy systems. 

Marquis received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie, a member of the Sorbonne Universities consortium, while also attending the prestigious Ecole des Mines de Paris, a school ranked among the top French Engineering Schools, from which she received her M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering.  For her Ph.D., she worked with Professors David Seidman and David Dunand at Northwestern University.

Marquis served as director of the Michigan Center of Materials Characterization - also known as (MC)² - from 2015-2020, and as MSE Undergraduate Program Advisor for the 2019-2020 academic year.

"I worked directly under Prof. Marquis for the past five years in her role as director of (MC)²," said center manager Bobby Kerns, "and I count myself incredibly lucky both personally and professionally to have had that opportunity. Emmanuelle had a very creative and strong vision of what (MC)² could be. That vision, coupled with her high standards, really turned us into the lab we are today. I am really pleased to see Prof Marquis recognized with this award because one thing that always amazed me was how tirelessly she worked solely for the benefit of others - whether it was writing a successful NSF-MRI, acquiring research equipment to support many PIs, or guiding (MC)² staff to innovate new techniques with impact outside her own research."

ME Professor Pramod Reddy, who has a courtesy appointment with MSE and EECS, was also recently honored with a Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, which singles out senior faculty "who consistently have demonstrated outstanding achievements in the areas of scholarly research or creative endeavors, teaching and mentoring of students and junior colleagues, service and other activities."

Both Marquis and Reddy were honored at a virtual ceremony held October 19.