HONORS & AWARDS :
last updated on Sept 22, 2013
Humboldt Research Prize from Germany - also known as the Senior Scientist Award - 2003
Humboldt Fellowship Award from Germany , Sept.1, 1989 - Aug.31, 1990. & July 1, 1996 - March 31, 1997.
NDE Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 from SPIE (the International Society for Optics and Photonics); the award certicate was given in March 2012 at the SPIE's Annual Symposium on Smart Strurctures/NDE
Structural Health Monitoring Person of the Year Award 2008 - chosen by the Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) Community and SHM journal.
Engineering Faculty Fellow of the University of Arizona - In 2012 the College of Engineering at the University of Arizona recognized him as the Engineering Faculty Fellow that comes with a salary raise, similar to Chair Professorships in some other universities. Selected few faculty members are given this distinguished honor.
The College of Engineering of the University of Arizona does not have any Chair Professorship but instead has Engineering Research Faculty Fellow and Teaching Faculty Faculty Fellow positions. In the Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Department T. Kundu is the Engineering Research Faculty Fellow.
Elected Fellow of ASA (Acoustical Society of America) 2013
Elected Fellow of ASNT (American Society for Nondestructive Testing) 2013
Elected Fellow of SPIE (The International Society for Optics and Photonics, the old name - Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers) 2005
Elected Fellow of ASCE, 2000.
Elected Fellow of ASME, 1999.
Best Paper Award 2004 from SPIE – Received for the paper , "Bio-soft matter imaging and micro-metrology by Phase-sensitive ultrasonic microscopy", by W. Ngwa, W. Grill and T. Kundu presented at the Health Monitoring and Smart Nondestructive Evaluation of Structural and Biological Systems conference at the SPIE's 9 th Annual International Symposium on NDE for Health Monitoring and Diagnostics, March 15-17, 2004, San Diego, California, 2004. The award was formally given at the SPIE's 10 th Annual International Symposium on NDE for Health Monitoring and Diagnostics, in March 2005.
Best Paper Award 2000 from SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering or SPIE's 5 th International Symposium on Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring of Aging Infrastructure, Newport Beach California , March 5-9, 2000. The paper on the near Lamb mode imaging co-authored by Kundu, Potel and de Belleval was selected as the best paper of the four NDE conferences combined. These four conferences are, "Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Materials and Composites", "Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Aircraft, Airports, and Aerospace Hardware", "Health Monitoring of the Highway Transportation Infrastructure", and "Utility and Pipeline Systems and Components". The award was formally given at the SPIE's 6 th Annual International Symposium on NDE for Health Monitoring and Diagnostics, in March 2001.
Best Paper Award 2001 from ASME - Na, W. B., and T. Kundu, "Underwater Pipe Inspection using Guided Waves", presented at the ASME Symposium on NDE Challenges of the 21 st Century, Theory and Practice in IMECE 2001 Conference, New York, Nov.11-16, 2001 was selected as the best paper among all papers where leading author is a graduate student.
Plenary and Keynote talks in a number of conferences and workshops – Invited Plenary talk (one of four plenary talks) in SPIE's Smart Structures/NDE Symposium in San Diego, USA, March 10-14, 2013; Invited Plenary talk in SMART'09 ( Smart Structures and Materials IV ), Porto, Portugal, July 13-15, 2009; Invited talk (one of 7 invited talks) at the International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Materials and Structures, NDTMS - 2011 , Istanbul, Turkey, May 16-18, 2011, Invited Keynote talk in 2 nd CANEUS Fly-by-Wireless Workshop http://www.caneus.org/fbw09 , Montreal, Canada, June 8-12, 2009, Invited Keynote talk in 150-Year Anniversary Conference at Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, West Bengal, India, Jan. 11-14 , 2007, Four more Invited Keynote talks in International Conference on Theoretical, Applied, Computational and Experimental Mechanics (ICTACEM) IIT Kharagpur, India in Dec. 1998, 2001, 2004 and 2007.
Invited Professorship from a number of European Universities (Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenberg, Sweden, 1989; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1996; University of Technology of Compiegne, France, 1997; University of Bordeaux, France, 1997, 2009; Ecole Normale Superior (ENS), Cachan, France, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010; University of Leipzig, Germany, 2003, University of Tokyo, Japan, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Technical University of Valencia or UPV, Spain 2012, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology or KAIST, South Korea, 2013)
Outstanding Faculty of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics Department, 2009, chosen by the undergraduate students of the department for undergraduate teaching.
Award for Excellence at the Students Interface , award from the Dean's Office, May 2009
Outstanding Honors Faculty, May 2002, awarded by the University of Arizona and the Honors College for outstanding and dedicated service in guiding undergraduate students of the Honors College.
Outstanding Asian Faculty Member of the Year , Oct.1995, awarded by the Asian Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association of the University of Arizona for overall contributions of an individual in teaching, research and service.
President of India Gold Medal for ranking first among all graduating engineers (~300) from I.I.T. Kharagpur, 1979.
Outstanding Master Student Award from U.C.L.A. Engineering Alumni Association, March 1981, for ranking first among all Master students who graduated from the Engineering College of U.C.L.A. in 1980.
Hortense Fishbaugh Memorial Scholarship , U.C.L.A., academic year 1982-83. Ten graduate students from all disciplines of U.C.L.A. are awarded this scholarship every year based on their academic performance.
Regents' Fellowship from the University of California , academic years '79-80 and '80-81. UCLA , USA .
Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search Scholarship , July '74 to June '79. Calcutta , India . Eight high school graduates from a total of one million are selected for this award every year.