Honors and Awards

Dr. Sandrine Mubenga, PE

  1. 2018 Engineer of the Year Award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers(IEEE) – Toledo Section, Toledo, Ohio, USA- November 15, 2018
  2. 2018 IEEE Certificate of Appreciation in grateful recognition of 10 years of service as an IEEE member, Toledo, Ohio, USA- November 15, 2018.
  3. 2018-2019 Co-op Hall of Fame by the World Association of Cooperative Education-September 22, 2018 https://www.waceinc.org/coophof/hall2019/pg5.html
  4. Featured as “2018 Women Killin’it in Sustainability” , Natalie Colarossi, The University Network https://www.tun.com/blog/women-killin-it-sustainability-research/
  5. 2018 First Place Best Poster Award at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer National Aerospace and Electronics Conference ( IEEE NAECON2018), Dayton, OH, USA- July 2018 http://sites.ieee.org/naecon-2018/grand-challenge/
  6. 2018 Design News 10 of the Most Important Balck Female Engineers , USA –March 5, 2018 https://www.designnews.com/electronics-test/10-most-important-black-woman-engineers
  7. 2017 Continental Award for Manufacturing and Engineering Sector – Africa Most Influential Women in Business by CEO Magazine based in South Africa- November 2017
  8. 2017 Regional Award Award for Manufacturing and Engineering Sector – Africa Most Influential Women in Business by CEO Magazine based in South Africa- October 2017 https://issuu.com/ceoglobal/docs/miw_20regional_20digital_20magazine
  9. 2017 Country Award for Manufacturing and Engineering Sector – Africa Most Influential Women in Business by CEO Magazine based in South Africa- October 2017
  10. Appointed by the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo as a Member of the Board of Directors at the Societe Nationale d’Electricite (SNEL), the national electric utility company-July 2017
  11. Nominee for the 2017 Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Award by C3E initiative a program from the USA Department of Energy in collaboration with MIT Energy Initiative and Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy, USA – March 2017
  12. Nominee for the 2016 Most Influential African Women in Business and Government by CEO Mag based in South Africa- December 2016.
  13. 2016 ICorps@Ohio, Team 20-Battery Management University of Toledo, served as Entrepreneurial Mentor and Entrepreunarial Lead. Helped earn $15,000 research grant.- July 2016
  14. Named one of 40 under 40 by Optimum magazine for fuel cell vehicle research and for founding SMIN Power Group a renewable energy business in DRC-2014 Kinshasa, D.R.Congo
  15. 1.2016 Leja Bulela Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Presentation –July 2013 Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  16. 2012 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Certificate of Appreciation for Notable Services and Contributions-June 2012
  17. 2010 IEEE Toledo Section Young Engineer of the Year- November 18,2010
  18. 2009 Congolese Hero Award-2009 by the Congolese Development Center of Massachusetts in grateful recognition of outstanding community contribution.
  19. 2009 Nkoyi Merit Award- 2009 by the Congolese Community of the Greater Washington DC Metro Area in recognition of outstanding professional achievements in Electrical Engineering
  20. University of Toledo, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Dept. Most Outstanding Thesis Award- November 2008
  21. University of Toledo International Student of the Month
  22. Inducted in the Golden Key International Honour Society – Fall 2003 Per invitation only, for seniors and juniors in the top 15% of their class.
  23. Dean’s List – Fall 2000,Fall 2001,Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Fall 2003,Spring 2005, Fall 2005
  24. General Electric Co-op Recognition Award for Outstanding Service – Fall 2002, Summer 2003, Spring 2004
  25. International Students Association’s Certificate of Achievement- Fall 2001, Spring 2002
  26. National Society of Black Engineers ‘ Torchbearer Certificate of Achievement- Spring 2002
  27. First Place of the UT American Language Institute (A.L.I) ‘ Poetry and Essay Contests- Spring 2000