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Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research

Research Medal Award Winner

Aaron Ohta, headshot

Aaron Ohta
Electrical Engineering

Aaron Ohta is a assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering at the University of Hawai‘ at Manoa.

Aaron Ohta is a University of Hawai‘i graduate who received his MS from UCLA and PhD from UC Berkeley.

His research has resulted in more than 70 journal and conference publications.

One of Ohta’s research projects made the news in 2011 when his microrobot system took second place in the International Mobile Microrobotics Challenge by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The system has the potential to transform this up-and-coming field of microrobotics.

The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research is awarded by the Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community.

Please contact your Campus Chancellor's Office for more information on the application process.

Current Winners
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1965-2015 Honorees
2012–2015 | 2011–2007 | 2006–2002 | 2001–1965


Karen Meech, headshot
Karen Meech
Axel Timmermann, headshot
Axel Timmermann


Ruth Gates, headshot
Ruth Gates
Marine Biology
Andrew Howard, headshot
Andrew Howard
Nick Kaiser, headshot
Nick Kaiser


Magdy Iskander, headshot
Magdy Iskander
Electrical Engineering
Bin Wang, headshot
Bin Wang


Roger Ames, headshot
Roger Ames
Christopher Bae, headshot
Christopher Bae
Aaron Ohta, headshot
Aaron Ohta
Electrical Engineering