Faculty Awards

Karen McDonald Honored for Excellence in Biochemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering Distinguished Professor Karen McDonald was honored for her outstanding contributions to the field of biochemical engineering with the 2022 Daniel I.C. Wang Award from the American Chemical Society’s Division of Biochemical Technology (ACS BIOT) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Society of Biological Engineering (AIChE/SBE).

Prem Devanbu, Collaborators Receive 2022 ICSE Most Influential Paper Award

In 2012, UC Davis Computer Science Distinguished Professor Prem Devanbu and his collaborators Zhendong Su, Abram Hindle, Earl Barr and Mark Gabel changed the field of software engineering with their paper, “On the Naturalness of Software.” Ten years later, the paper’s legacy has been recognized with a Most Influential Paper Award from the 2022 International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE).

Laurels List

Throughout the state, nation and world our faculty are renowned for their cutting-edge discoveries and contributions to solving today’s engineering challenges. Find out about their many well-deserved recent honors, awards and recognitions.

Prem Devanbu wins Alexander von Humboldt Research Award

Each year, the award recognizes world-renowned researchers from all disciplines whose fundamental discoveries, theories and findings have had a lasting effect on their field. The awardees are then invited to German institutions as visiting scholars. Devanbu is known for his groundbreaking work on the “naturalness” of software.

UC Davis Wins 2 Awards From the W.M. Keck Foundation

For the first time in university history, the W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded two research teams at the University of California, Davis, with $1 million each in the same award cycle. One grant will support the creation of new technology for communications and medicine that operates at wavelengths that are not currently utilized. Associate professors Josh Hihath and Sebastian Gomez-Diaz in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are leading the research.

Two Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Two professors from the University of California, Davis, have been elected as members of the National Academy of Engineering. Professors Daniel Sperling and Kate Scow join 13 other current UC Davis faculty members who are in the academy.