Faculty Honors/Awards

Our faculty members are the foundation of our College’s research accomplishments. Throughout the state, nation and world they are renowned for their cutting-edge discoveries and contributions to solving today’s engineering challenges. Find out about their many well-deserved honors, awards and recognitions.

  • National Medal of Technology
  • Jerry Woodall, Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • National Academy of Engineering
  • Ross W. Boulanger, Professor and Director of the Center for Geotechnical Modeling, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Robert Bower, Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Simon Cherry, Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Jonathan Heritage, Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Jay R. Lund, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Subhash Mahajan, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Materials Science and Engineering
    Gary S. May, Chancellor, UC Davis
    Alexandra Navrotsky, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Materials Science and Engineering
    Jerry Woodall, Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • National Academy of Medicine
  • Michael A. Savageau, Distinguished Research Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • National Academy of Science
  • Alexandra Navrotsky, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Materials Science and Engineering
    Michael A. Savageau, Distinguished Research Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • National Academy of Inventors Fellows
  • Simon Cherry, Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Cristina Davis, Warren and Leta Giedt Endowed Professor and Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Ken D. Giles, Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
    Saif Islam, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Laura Marcu, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Alyssa Panitch, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Jerry Woodall, Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Fellows
  • Mohammed M. Hafez, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows
  • Rajeevan Amirtharajah, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Simon Cherry, Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Jennifer S. Curtis, Dean, College of Engineering
    Cristina Davis, Warren and Leta Giedt Endowed Professor and Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    David Fyhrie, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Saif Islam, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Gary S. May, Chancellor, UC Davis
    Prasant Mohapatra, Distinguished Professor and Vice Chancellor for Research, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Karen A. Moxon, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    David M. Rocke, Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Michael A. Savageau, Distinguished Research Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Jerry Woodall, Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • American Chemical Society Fellows
  • Ricardo Castro, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Materials Science and Engineering
  • American Ceramic Society Fellows
  • Ricardo Castro, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Materials Science and Engineering
    Denise Krol, Professor Emeritus, Materials Science and Engineering
    Alexandra Navrotsky, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Materials Science and Engineering
    Subhash H. Risbud, Distinguished Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers Fellows
  • David Block, Professor, Chemical Engineering
    Jennifer S. Curtis, Dean, College of Engineering
    Ahmet Palazoglu, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Fellows
  • John M. Boone, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Simon Cherry, Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Cristina Davis, Warren and Leta Giedt Endowed Professor and Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    David Fyhrie, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Steven C. George, Deparment Chair and Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Kent Leach, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Angelique Louie, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Laura Marcu, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Karen A. Moxon, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Tingrui Pan, Professor and MiNI Lab Director, Biomedical Engineering
    Alyssa Panitch, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Atul N. Parikh, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Jinyi Qi, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    David M. Rocke, Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Michael A. Savageau, Distinguished Research Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Scott I. Simon, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • American Physical Society Fellows
  • Robert Bower, Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Herman Fink, Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Niels Grønbech-Jensen, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Francois Gygi, Professor, Computer Science
    Jonathan Heritage, Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Neville Luhmann, Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Raissa D’Souza, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Ning Pan, Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
    Jerry Woodall, Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Fellows
  • Ken D. Giles, Professor Emeritus, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
    Bryan M. Jenkins, Distinguished Professor and Department Chair, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
    David C. Slaughter , Professor and Department Vice Chair, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
    Ruihong Zhang , Professor and Graduate Program Chair, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
    Zhongli Pan, Adjunct Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • American Society of Civil Engineers Fellows
  • Ross W. Boulanger, Professor and Director of the Center for Geotechnical Modeling, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Yannis F. Dafalias, Distinguished Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Levent Kavvas, Distinguished Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Sashi Kunnath, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Jay R. Lund, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • American Society for Engineering Education Fellows
  • Jennifer S. Curtis, Dean, College of Engineering
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellows
  • Ralph Aldredge, Professor and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Harry H. Cheng, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Mike Hill, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Donald Margolis, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Vinod Narayanan, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Ning Pan, Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
    Max Platzer, Adjunct Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Bahram Ravani, Distinguished Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Valeria La Saponara , Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Nesrin Sariguk-Klijn, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Benjanim D. Shaw, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Steven A. Velinsky, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Association for Computing Machinery Fellows
  • Premkumar Devanbu, Professor, Computer Science
    Dan Gusfield, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Computer Science
    Nelson Max, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Computer Science
  • Biomedical Engineering Society Fellows
  • Simon Cherry, Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Steven C. George, Deparment Chair and Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Kent Leach, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Angelique Louie, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Laura Marcu, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Alyssa Panitch, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Scott I. Simon, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Fulbright Fellows
  • Jennifer S. Curtis, Dean, College of Engineering
    Bruce C. Gates, Professor, Chemical Engineering
    Irwin R. Donis-González , Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
    Michael A. Savageau, Distinguished Research Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Stavros G. Vougioukas, Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Guggenheim Fellows
  • Michael A. Savageau, Distinguished Research Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Benjanim D. Shaw, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellows
  • Simon Cherry, Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Chen-Nee Chuah, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Shuguang “Robert” Cui, Adjunct Facility, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Karl Wayne Current, Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Zhi Ding, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Richard Dorf, Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Mohammed Ghausi, Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Dan Gusfield, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Computer Science
    Jonathan Heritage, Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Paul Hurst, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Saif Islam, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Brian Kolner, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Stephen Lewis, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Bernard Levy, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Xin Liu, Professor, Computer Science
    Kwan-Liu Ma, Distinguished Professor, Computer Science
    Neville Luhmann, Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Gary S. May, Chancellor, UC Davis
    Prasant Mohapatra, Distinguished Professor and Vice Chancellor for Research, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Biswanath Mukherjee, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Computer Science
    Vojin G. Oklobdzija, Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Jinyi Qi, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Michael A. Savageau, Distinguished Research Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Richard Spencer, Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Jerry Woodall, Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    S .J. Ben Yoo, Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • Klaus van Benthem, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
    Harry Dwyer, Professor Emeritus, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Bruce C. Gates, Professor, Chemical Engineering
    Adam J. Moule, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Optical Society of America Fellows
  • Jonathan Heritage, Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Saif Islam, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Andre Knoesen, Professor and Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Brian Kolner, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Denise Krol, Professor Emeritus, Materials Science and Engineering
    Laura Marcu, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Jeremy Munday, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    S .J. Ben Yoo, Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Materials Research Society Fellows
  • Subhash H. Risbud, Distinguished Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowships
  • Nina Amenta, Professor, Computer Science
    Craig Benham, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Patrice Koehl, Professor and Vice Chair, Computer Science
    Greg Kuperberg, Professor, Computer Science
    Ning Pan , Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Searl Scholars
  • Tonya Kuhl, Professor and Chair, Chemical Engineering

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