Skip to main content
May 27, 2016

Ma receives Kellett Mid-Career Award

Written By: Webmanager


Zhenqiang “Jack” Ma, professor of electrical and computer engineering, Lynn H. Matthias Professor in Engineering and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, is among the 10 members of the UW–Madison faculty who have won Kellett Mid-Career Awards.

Zhenqiang “Jack” Ma

Ma is a pioneer in radio-frequency flexible electronics and a leading expert on semiconductor nanomembrane-based electronic, optoelectronic and photonic devices. He has acquired $17 million of personal-share federal grants, published 400 papers and received 30 patents.

The Kellett awards recognize outstanding faculty seven to 20 years past their first promotion to a tenured position. A divisional committee appointed by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education chooses winners from professors nominated by departments, PhD major programs and interdepartmental groups. A faculty member can win only one Kellett award.

Supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the Kellett award provides $60,000 in research funding to faculty members at a critical stage of their careers. It is named for William R. Kellett, a former president of the WARF board of trustees and retired president of Kimberly-Clark Corp.