2012 Best Student Paper (Student: J. Lin), IEEE NEMS Conference, 2012
2012 Professor of the Month (Tai), April, 2012, Caltech
2011 Finalist Prize, (Student: W. Shi, blood count) , 2011 Lemelson MIT-Caltech Award.
2010 Breakthrough Award (Tai & others), Digital Sight, Popular Mechanics
2010 Runner-up Prize (Student: W. Shi), 2010 IEEE President’s Change-the-World Competition
2010 Best Paper Award (Student: J. Lin), 2010 IEEE NEMS Conference
2007 Finalist of the Best Student Paper (Student: S. Zhang), IEEE NEMS Conference
2006 Best Poster Award (Student: PJ Chen), MicroTAS Conference, 2006.
2006 Best Student Paper (Student: J. Shih), IEEE Sensors Conference, 2006.
2005 Excellence in Teaching Award (Tai), California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
2002 Achievement Award, Association of Laboratory Automation (ALA)
2000 Finalist Aerospace Award (Tai), the 11th Discover Magazine Award, DISCOVER
1999 Achievement Award (Tai), Chinese-American Engineers and Scientists Association of Southern California (CESASC)
1998 Best Paper Award (Student: J. Wright), NARM/EIA International Relay Conference