Chris Ruf - Awards

1990:    NASA Certificate of Recognition for Sparse Aperture Interferometric Radiometer – Refining Two Dimensional Antenna Configuration
1992      NASA Certificates of Recognition (2) for Synthetic Aperture Interferometric Radiometer Image Reconstruction Error Analysis and Piezoelectric Reflecting Array for Reflector Surface Distortion Compensation
1993      NASA Group Achievement Awards (2) for TOPEX Microwave Radiometer and TOPEX Precision Orbit Determination
1994      NASA Group Achievement Award for TOPEX Joint Verification Team
1997      IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Prize Paper Award for “Retrieval of tropospheric water vapor scale height from horizontal turbulence structure,” by Ruf and Beus, TGARS, 35(2), 203-211, 1997.
1999      IEEE Judith A. Resnik Technical Field Award “For contributions to the absolute calibration of spaceborne microwave radiometers
2001      IEEE Fellow, “For contributions in the development, calibration and remote sensing applications of microwave radiometers
2004      NASA Group Achievement Award for Lightweight Rainfall Radiometer
2007      International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Prize Paper Award for “Detection of RFI by its Amplitude Probability Distribution,” by Ruf, Misra, Gross and De Roo, Denver, CO, 31 Jul - 4 Aug 2006.
2010      NASA Group Achievement Award for Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) Airborne Earth Science Mission
2011      NASA Certificate of Recognition for 180 GHz Interferometric Imager
2012      NASA Group Achievement Award for Aquarius Launch, Early Orbit Operations, and Commissioning
2012      NASA Group Achievement Award for Juno Proposal Team
2014      IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Outstanding Service Award
2015      NASA Group Achievement Award for Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel Team
2015      Best Reviewer, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters
2015      University of Michigan Ted Kennedy Family Faculty Team Excellence Award to the CYGNSS Team
2017      SmallSat Mission of the Year Award at 31st Annual American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) SmallSat Conference to the CYGNSS Team
2018      Collegiate Professorship, Appointment as Frederick Bartman Collegiate Professor of Climate and Space Science
2020      University of Michigan Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award