The UW College of Engineering recognized Azadeh Yazdan-Shahmorad with the Junior Faculty Award at this spring’s College of Engineering Awards Ceremony. Yazdan-Shahmorad is the Washington Research Foundation Innovation Assistant Professor of Neuroengineering in the departments of bioengineering and electrical and computer engineering,

The Junior Faculty Award recognizes excellence in research and education through exemplary scholarship, extraordinary contributions and dedication, new and innovative research, a high level of commitment to students, and enhancement of participation of under-represented groups.

Awardees have a record of research results that expand knowledge or improve quality of life, and also show evidence of making an impact to improve education.

Yazdan-Shahmorad’s research is focused on developing new neural technologies and brain stimulation-based therapies to help restore function and movement in people who have experienced stroke. She is an active member of UW BioE’s Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) committee, and she has helped students organize the successful BioE community-building Coffee Chats.

The UW College of Engineering Awards acknowledge the extraordinary efforts and outstanding contributions of the college’s teaching and research assistants, staff and faculty members to the department, college and university over the past year.

Nancy Allbritton, the Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of Engineering and professor of bioengineering, presented the awards May 26 at the College of Engineering Awards Ceremony and reception on campus.