D. Wynne Thorne Career Research Award

2021 Submission Deadline: Monday, October 12, 2020, by 5:00 PM

Named after USU’s first Vice President for Research, the D. Wynne Thorne Career Research Award honors USU faculty that have exceptional research careers and have produced a significant portion of their work while at Utah State University.

The award is given annually to one outstanding university senior researcher, recommended by a committee of peers and previous award recipients. Nominees are evaluated for the significance, impact, and quality of their research, scholarly, or creative achievement and recognition by national and international experts.

Ronald Sims, recipient of the 2021 D. Wynne Thorne Career Research Award

Dr. Sims founded the department of biological engineering in 2010 and served as its department head for four years. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the Institute for Biological Engineering.

Over the years, Dr. Sims has published 260 articles, and received 8,000 plus citations, all while garnering over $15 million in funding as a PI or Co-PI of 51 projects.