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Faculty and Staff Awards & Recognition

From fellowships to career awards, world-renowned researchers push boundaries and break barriers in the engineering and applied science fields here at UC. Faculty and staff at the College of Engineering and Applied Science continue to innovate what's next. 


Most Recent Awards

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Ashley Paz y Puente: 2022 NSF Career Award

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Jonathan Nickels: 2022 NSF Career Award

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Tingting Yu: 2022 NSF Career Award

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Faculty Early Career Awards

  • Leyla Esfandiari - National Science Foundation (2020)
  • Yoonjee Park - Lois Hagelberger Huebner Young Investigator Award (2020)
  • Yao Fu - National Science Foundation (2020)
  • Amanda Webb - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Condition (2020)
  • Jialiang Wang - National Science Foundation (2019)
  • Sarah Watzman - Department of Energy (2019)
  • Rashmi Jha - National Science Foundation (2016)
  • Kristin Yvonne - Rozier National Science Foundation (2016)
  • Maobing Tu - National Science Foundation (2016)
  • David Wendell - National Science Foundation (2016)
  • Nan Niu - National Science Foundation (2015)
  • Murali Sundaram - National Science Foundation (2015)
  • Lilit Yeghiazarian - National Science Foundation (2014)
  • Carlos Co - National Science Foundation (2013)
  • Margaret Kupferle - National Science Foundation (2013)
  • Joo-Youp Lee - National Science Foundation (2012)
  • Jason Heikenfeld - National Science Foundation (2008)
  • Milind Jog - National Science Foundation (1998)
  • Raj Manglik - National Science Foundation (1995)

Professional Society Fellows

  • P.K. Imbrie - American Society for Engineering Education (2020) 
  • Donglu Shi - ASM International: American Society for Materials International (2020)
  • Rupak Banerjee - American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (2019)
  • Dion Dionysiou - International Water Association (2018)
  •  Jingjie Wu - Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (2018)
  • Dion Dionysiou - Royal Society of Chemistry (2018)
  • Raj Manglik - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers  (2017)
  • Dion Dionysiou - Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors  (2017)
  • Steven Boyce - National Academy of Inventors (2017)
  • Rupak Banerjee - American Heart Association (2016)
  • Jason Heikenfeld - National Academy of Inventors (2016)
  • Jay Kim - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2016) 
  • Marc Cahay - American Association for the Advancement of Science (2015)
  • Dion Dionysiou - American Chemical Society (2015)
  • Andrew Steckl - National Academy of Inventors (2015)
  • John Weidner - American Institute of Chemical Engineers (2015)
  • Yijun Liu - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2015)
  • Bahram Shahrooz - American Society of Civil Engineers (2014)
  • Bahram Shahrooz - Structural Engineering Institute (2014)
  • Andrew Steckl - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (2013)
  • Dharma  Agrawal - International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (2013)
  • Urmilia Ghia - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2013) 
  • Prabir Bhattacharya - American Association for the Advancement of Science  (2012)
  • Marc Cahay - American Physical Society (2012)
  • Dharma P Agrawal - National Academy of Inventors (2012)
  • Mark Turner - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2011)
  • Milind Jog - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2011) 
  • Andrew Steckl - American Association for the Advancement of Science (2010)
  • Teri Reed - American Society for Engineering Education (2010)
  • Randall Allemang - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2010)
  • Randall Allemang - Society of Experimental Mechanics (2010)
  • Rupak Banerjee - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2010)
  • Frank Gerner - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2010)
  • John Weidner - Electrochemical Society (2010)
  • Sheryl Sorby - American Society for Engineering Education (2009)
  • Randall Allemang - Society of Automotive Engineers (2009)
  • Gregory Beaucage - American Physical Society, Polymer Division (2008)
  • Marc Cahay - Electrochemical Society (2008)
  • Henry Spitz - Health Physics Society (2008)
  • Marc Cahay - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (2008)
  • Raj Manglik - American Society of Mechanical Engineers  (2007)
  • Chong Ahn - Insitute of Physics (2007)
  • Rich Miller - Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute  (2007)
  • Raj Manglik - Wessex Institute (UK) (2007)
  • Dharma Agrawal - World Innovation Foundation (2007)
  • Jay Lee - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2004)
  • Dharma Agrawal - American Association for the Advancement of Science (2003)
  • Bahram Shahrooz - American Concrete Institute (1999)
  • Andrew Steckl - Bohmische Physikalische Gesselschaft (1999)
  • Dharma Agrawal - Association of Computer Machinery (1998)
  • Punit Boolchand - American Physical Society (1995)
  • David L Butler - Insitute of Medical and Biological Engineering (1992)
  • David Butler - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1991)
  • Kirti Ghia - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1988)
  • Awatef Hamed - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1987)
  • Ron Huston - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1987)
  • Dharma Agrawal - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (1987)
  • Ernest Hall - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (1986)
  • Widen Tabakoff - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1982)
  • Robert Lemlich - American Association for the Advancement of Science (1975)
  • Mark Schulz - American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering
  • Vesslin Shanov - American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering
  • Awatef Hamed - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Vijay Vasudevan - ASM International: American Society for Materials International
  • Dion Dionysiou - Chemical Society of Pakistan
  • Jude Iroh - Society for Advancement of Materials and Processing Engineering
  • Jay Lee - Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Gian Rassati - Structural Engineering Institute

Staff Awards

  • Sherry Liao: McCormick Award (2020)
  • Carol Ross: Employee Excellence Award (2020)
  • Gretchen Hart: Employee Excellence Award (2020)
  • Curtis Fox: McCormick Award (2019)
  • Teresa Hamad:  Employee Excellence Award (2019)
  • Hannah Ko: Employee Excellence Award (2019)
  • David Warmack: McCormick Award (2018)
  • Maureen Leigh: McCormick Award (2017)
  • Becky Tudor: McCormick Award (2016)