In December 2019 new Joint Department Associate Professor Nitin Sharma and his former colleagues at the University of Florida received the 2019 Control Systems Technology award at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Many consider this annual event the most prestigious conference in the control systems area. The award is given to recognize outstanding contributions to control systems technology either in design and implementation or project management. Dr. Sharma’s UF collaborators were: Warren Dixon, Matthew J. Bellman, Alan Hamlet, Christian Cousin, Courtney Rouse, Ryan Downey, and Victor Duenas. Their project titled: For closed-loop functional electrical stimulation control methods leading to successful commercialization and personalized rehabilitative treatment options. The UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering congratulates Dr. Sharma and his team for this prestigious achievement.