Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, UW-Madison, October 2018-.
David A. Shirley Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement at the Advanced Light Source, 2018. read more
Radcliffe Fellowship 2014-2015, Harvard University. read more
Winner of the 2012 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge. read more
Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, UW-Madison (6 awards/year, selected among ~2000 professors at UW), January 2011, Award ceremony April 27th, 2011.
Fellow of the American Physical Society, Division of Condensed Matter Physics (DCMP), November 2010.
Elected Chair of the Division of Biological Phyisics, American Physical Society (APS-DBIO), 2010-2014.
American Competitiveness and Innovation (ACI) fellowship 2008-2010, nominated (without Gilbert knowing about it) by the NSF program officer David Brant, and awarded by the NSF-Division of Materials Research.
George and Pamela Hamel Faculty Fellow, UW-Madison, 2008-2012.
Vilas Associate Award, UW-Madison, 2006-2007.
H. I. Romnes Award, UW-Madison, 2002.
Cavaliere della Repubblica Italiana (Knight of the Italian Republic), appointed by President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, 2000.
Gert Rempfer “New Millennium Guiding Light Award” 2000.
“TOYP” Award (The Outstanding Young Persons of the world) of the Junior Chamber International, Award for Scientific and Technological Development, selected among the winning candidates of 116 countries worldwide, 1997.
“TOYP Italia” (The Outstanding Young Persons of the world) of the Junior Chamber Italiana, Award for Scientific Development, 1997.