honors, awards, and recognitionS

August 2016

Virginia Tech Inventor of the Month                                                                                     
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation recognizes Prof. Ben-Tzvi as Inventor of the Month for his multiple inventions disclosed to Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties Inc.


December 2013

IJCAS Academic Activity Award
International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems (IJCAS)
"In recognition of his outstanding service and dedicated work as an editorial board member of the IJCAS and for his exceptional contributions in the development of the journal."



April 2013

SEAS Outstanding Young Researcher Award

"In recognition of his demonstrated and exceptional contributions to robotics, mechatronics, mechanism design and integration, systems dynamics and control, and sensing and actuation. Developing a very strong and externally sponsored program that covers both theoretical and applied research, Prof. Ben-Tzvi has quickly established himself as one of the leading researchers in the field of robotics, mechatronics, and controls. He founded the GW Robotics and Mechatronics Research Laboratory, and used both the lab and his research to help launch the GW robotics program."


April 2013

SEAS Outstanding Young Teacher Award

"In recognition of his dedicated pursuit of innovative curricula and teaching methods, his efforts to develop the robotics program at SEAS, and his STEM-related mentoring and outreach activities to the local community. Prof. Ben-Tzvi works tirelessly to improve and promote robotics education, in particular, and STEM-related education in general. He has developed new courses and new labs for students, initiated and spearheaded the development of a new robotics degree program option for undergraduate students, and created a variety of STEM-related educational outreach activities in robotics for the community beyond SEAS."


April 2012

IEEE Senior Member


Honors1 October 2011

Best Paper Award
for the paper entitled "MEMS-Based Microdroplet Generation with Integrated Sensing" at the 2011 COMSOL Conference, Boston, MA, Oct 13-15, 2011
(with Doctoral Student Will Rone)


April 2011

Media Coverage, Featured Video and Article at Loudoun Times
Robotics Workshop for GW's Science, Technology and Engineering Day
Article and video available at: http://bit.ly/e94yNk


April 2011

Media Coverage, Featured Article at Leesburg Today
Robotics Workshop for Loudon county high school students as part of GW's Science,
Technology and Engineering Day at the Virginia Science and Technology Campus
Article available at: http://bit.ly/odlyXJ


January 2011

Media Coverage, radio interview on the show Today on Beyond Beijing
Panel discussion featuring international experts on the future of robots
Interview available at: http://english.cri.cn/8706/2011/01/07/481s613923.htm


August 2010

Featured in GW's Newspaper published by GW Today
Article titled "The Robot Revolution"
Article available at: http://gwtoday.gwu.edu/learningresearch/therobotrevolution


November 2009

Pi Tau Sigma

Honorary Membership


September 2008
The Robotdalen Scientific Award (see photos)
Honorable Mention Recipient, Eskilstuna, Sweden


May 2008
Governor General's Gold Medal Award of Canada
Nominated by the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toronto among 60 graduated Ph.D. students this year to honor academic excellence


October 2007
Best Student Paper Award (see photos) for the paper entitled "Implementation of Sensors and Control Paradigm for a Hybrid Mobile Robot Manipulator for Search and Rescue Operations" from the 2007 IEEE International Workshop on Robotic and Sensors Environments (ROSE 2007)


2004 - 2008
University of Toronto Open Fellowship (four awards)
Doctorate Research, University of Toronto


2002 - 2003
University of Toronto Open Fellowship (two awards)
Masters Research, University of Toronto


Sep. 2000
Summa Cum Laude, B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (IIT)


1998 - 2000
President's Honors List Award (five awards)
Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion - IIT


1996 - 1998
Dean's Honors List Award (two awards)
Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion - IIT


Award for Outstanding Academic Achievements
Undergraduate Studies, Ministry of Education, Israel
















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