The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Office of Technology Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 UIC Researcher and Scholar of the Year awards and the 2017 Inventor of the Year.  These awards recognize and celebrate the efforts and commitment of individuals who advance knowledge as well as inspire and promote continued excellence in research and scholarship at UIC. 

The OVCR and the OTM would like to thank the campus community for the wealth of compelling nominations submitted for the Researcher and Scholar of the Year Awards as well as the Inventor of the Year awards, which are a testimony to the depth and range of scholarly excellence at UIC.

In honor of the recipients of the UIC Researcher and Scholar of the Year Award and the Inventor of the Year, an awards ceremony and reception will be held on February 7, 2018 from 3:30 pm to 6:00pm in the Michele M. Thompson Rooms of the UIC Student Center West at 828 South Wolcott Avenue.

To RSVP for the award ceremony, or for more information, please go to

For questions about the ceremony, please contact Jacqueline Berger at