STAR and Rising STAR Faculty Grants

Office of Research and Scholarship

UT Tyler  Rising STARs and STARs Recipients

The University of Texas at Tyler is pleased to have outstanding faculty members who have received Rising STARs and STARs awards during the past four years. The University of Texas System provides seed funding, matched locally, to help recruit and/or retain world-class faculty. This funding is used to support the acquisition of equipment and/or upgrades of research facilities.

Rising STARs & STARs Awardees
2016-2024

Year

Name

Rising STARs / STARs

College

Department

2025

Rana Masud

Rising STARs

College of Engineering

Electrical Engineering

2025

Saravanan Vijayalakshmi

Rising STARs

College of Engineering

Electrical Engineering

2025

Ferdaus Farrah

Rising STARs

College of Engineering

Electrical Engineering

2023

Jenifer Honda

STARs

School of Medicine

Cellular and Molecular Biology

2023

Susan McBride

STARs

College of Nursing

Nursing

2023

Shawana Tabassum

STARs

College of Engineering

Electrical Engineering

2023

Prabha Sundaravadivel

STARs

College of Engineering

Electrical Engineering

2022

Maolin Lu

Rising STAR

School of Medicine

Cellular and Molecular Biology

2022

Zishu Cao

Rising STAR

College of Engineering

Chemical Engineering

2022

Woohyoung Jeon

Rising STAR

School of Health Professions

Health & Kinesiology

2021

Ryan Shartau

Rising STAR

College of Arts & Sciences

Biology

2020

Michael Barnett

Rising STAR

College of Education & Psychology

Psychology & Counselling

2020

Santosh Aryal

Rising STAR

Fisch College of Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Sciences

2020

Yan Yan Wang

STAR

Fisch College of Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Sciences

2020

Shawana Tabassum

Rising STAR

College of Engineering

Electrical Engineering

2020

Jounsup Park

Rising STAR

College of Engineering

Electrical Engineering

2020

Mena Souliman

STAR

College of Engineering

Civil Engineering

2019

Matthew Greenwold

Rising STAR

College of Arts & Sciences

Biology

2019

Fernando Resende

STAR

College of Engineering

Chemical Engineering

2018

Premananda Indic

STAR

College of Engineering

Electrical Engineering

2018

Ayman Hamouda

Rising STAR

Fisch College of Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Sciences

2017

Joseph Glavy

Rising STAR

Fisch College of Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Sciences

 

How Rising Stars and STARs Are Selected

The University of Texas System awards up to $300,000 for the recruitment of qualifying Rising STARs faculty and up to $500,000 for STARs faculty. Awardees are nominated by their respective institutions and must show evidence of excellence in research.

More information about the Rising STARs and STARs program can be found here.