1. Doctoral Mentoring Award (2016), Old Dominion University award for mentoring Ph.D. students.
  2. Fulbright Specialist Program Award (2008), “Business Plan Development for a Center for Modeling and Simulation in Jordan”, in Collaboration with the German-Jordanian University, June – July, 2008, Amman, Jordan.
  3. NASA Board Action Invention Award (2007) granted by NASA administrator Michael Griffin for the invention of “a Generic Simulation Environment for Modeling Future Launch Operation (GEM-FLO)”, NASA Case No. KSC-12488
  4. NASA Software Invention Award (2006) granted by NASA administrator Michael Griffin for the “Space Shuttle Macro-Level Discrete-Event Simulation Model”, NASA Case No. KSC-12497.
  5. Recognized by NASA’s administrator Mr. Sean O’Keefe in 2005 for the creative development of a technical innovation that has been approved for publication as a NASA tech brief entitled: “a Generic Simulation Environment for Modeling Future Launch Operation (GEM-FLO)”
  6. Nominated by the department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, and the College of Engineering for ODU’s Faculty Research Achievement Award 2013
  7. Nominee for the SCHEV Outstanding Faculty “Teaching with Technology” award in 2006. (SCHEV is State Council of Higher Education for Virginia)
  8. Nominee of the Institute of Industrial Engineers for New Faces in Engineering” at the National Engineers Week in 2004
  9. NASA/ASEE Faculty Fellowship in 2003: Worked at NASA Langley for 3 months
  10. Nominated for the Best Research Presentation Competition during the NASA/ASEE Faculty Fellowship Program in 2003 (number of nominees was 5 out of 40 fellows)
  11. Lucent Technologies Industrial Fellowship: 3 years of support for Ph.D. program, 1996 – 1999
  12. Honeywell Leadership Scholarship, 1998