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Ulaby Honors and Awards

  • Received the Henry E. Gould Award, 1973 (outstanding teacher in the School of Engineering, University of Kansas).

  • Received the Eta Kappa Nu Association C. Holmes MacDonald Award as "An Outstanding Electrical Engineering Professor in the United States of America for 1975."

  • Elected President of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society for 1979-1981.

  • Elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for "Contribution to the application of radar to remote sensing for agriculture and hydrology," 1979.

  • Received the University of Kansas Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1979-1980.

  • Named J. L. Constant Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1980-1984.

  • Received the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society's Outstanding Service Award for 1982.

  • Received the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society's Distinguished Achievement Award for 1983.

  • Received the IEEE Centennial Medal, 1984.

  • Received the "Certificate of Commendation for Outstanding Leadership” from the European Chapter of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, August 1984.

  • Received the American Society of Photogrammetry's 1984 Presidential Citation for Meritorious Service.

  • Named the "Distinguished Lecturer for 1986-1987" by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society.

  • Received the University of Michigan, College of Engineering Citation for Excellence in Research, 1986.

  • Received the Kuwait Prize for Applied Science, 1987.

  • Received the Stephen S. Attwood Distinguished Engineering Achievement Award, University of Michigan, 1989.

  • Received the NASA Group Achievement Award for the Shuttle Imaging Radar Science Team, 1990.

  • Elected Honorary Life Member, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, 1991.

  • Received the University of Michigan Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, 1991.

  • Elected to the National Academy of Engineering, 1995.

  • Received the University of Michigan's Regents Medal for Meritorious Service, 1996.

  • Appointed Arthur F. Thurnau Professor "for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education," 1998-2001.

  • Received the IEEE Millennium Medal for Outstanding Achievements and Contributions, 2000.

  • Received the 2001 IEEE Electromagnetics Award.

  • Received the joint NASA/Department of the Interior 2001 Pecora Award.

  • Received the Core Technology Alliance Recognition Award, February 2003.

  • Received a Regental Resolution of Appreciation, University of Michigan Board of Regents, June 2005.

  • Received the IEEE Thomas Edison Medal, 2006.

  • Named Eta Kappa Nu Professor of the Year, 2006.

  • Received the Distinguished Alumnus Award, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, 2006

  • Received the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Education Award, 2006.

  • Elected Fellow of AAAS, 2007.

  • Named IEEE Life Fellow, 2008.

  • Received Arab Thought Foundation Award, 2008.

  • Appointed Chen-To Tai Collegiate Professor, 2009.

  • Appointed Emmet Leith Distinguished University Professor, 2010.

  • IEEE James Mulligan Education Medal, 2012.

  • IEEE GRS-S Special Recognition, IGARSS 2012, Munich, Germany.