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CoE Faculty Awards and Recognitions, 2019-2020

Monday, March 9, 2020

Nearly sixty faculty in UC Santa Barbara’s College of Engineering received awards and recognitions during the 2019-2020 academic year. Together, they amassed almost eighty total accolades that ranged from being elected fellows of distinguished organizations, to receiving best paper awards, and being awarded prestigious early-career awards. A complete list of faculty awards, arranged by department, is included below.

Awards and Recognitions Received During 2019-2020 Academic Year 
(Faculty and awards submitted by individual departments, updated 5/18/20)
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Joe Chada: Outstanding Faculty, UCSB
Phil Christopher: Early Career in Catalysis Award, American Chemistry Society (ACS), Catalysis Science and Technology Division; Young Investigator Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division 
Mike Doherty: Covestro-Bayer Lecture: Department of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University; Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Endowed Chair in Systems Engineering; John M. Prausnitz AIChE Institute Lecture, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Mike Gordon: Robert G. Rinker Founder's Chair in Chemical Engineering
Songi Han: Mary and Joseph Pignolo Memorial Fund Award in Aging Research
Matt Helgeson: Science Prize, Neutron Scattering Society of America
Duncan Mellichamp: Inductee, Control Process Automation Hall of Fame
Arnab Mukherjee: Discovery Award from Dept. of Defense Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program; Maximizing Investigator’s Research Award (MIRA), National Institutes of Health 
Michelle O'Malley: Elected Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE); Scientists to Watch, Science News; Early Career Award in Applied and Biotechnological Research, American Society of Microbiology (ASM); 2020 Lars G: Ljungdahl Lecturer in the Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology,  University of Georgia
James B. Rawlings: Elected into Academy of Distinguished Chemical Engineers: McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin
Rachel Segalman: Elected Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS); Special Creativity Award, National Science Foundation (NSF); Lindsay Lecture, Texas A&M University
M. Scott Shell: John E. Myers Founder's Chair in Chemical Engineering
 
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Elizabeth Belding: Best Paper Award, 5th Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Workshop on Micro Aerial Vehicle Networks, Systems and Applications
Yufei Ding: Early Career Researcher Award for Excellence in High Performance Computing, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  Computer Society 
Dick Kemmerer: Test of Time Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Symposium on Security and Privacy;
Test of Time Paper Award, 35th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) 
Chandra Krintz:  Best Paper Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference on IoT; Central Coast Innovation Award for Technology (AppScale), Pacific Coast Business Times 
Diba Mirza: UCSB Senate Distinguished Teaching Award; Outstanding Faculty Award
Tim Sherwood: Best Paper Award, Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS); Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Top Pick; Distinguished Alumnus Award, UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering
Misha Sra: Augmented Humans 2020 Best Paper Award
Giovanni Vigna: Elected Fellow; Association for Computing Machinery (ACM); Test of Time Paper Award, 35th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) 
William Wang: Elected Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Future of Computing Academy; Google Faculty Research Award; IBM Faculty Award; Facebook Research Award; Amazon AWS Machine Learning Research Award; JP Morgan Chase Faculty Research Award
Rich Wolski: Best Paper Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  Conference on IoT
Ling-Qi Yan: Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, Association of Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH)
 
ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING 
Kaustav Banerjee: Highly Cited Researchers List, Clarivate Analytics
Daniel Blumenthal:  C.E.K. Mees Medal, The Optical Society of America (OSA)
Yogananda Isukapalli: Outstanding Faculty Award, UCSB
Jonathan Klamkin: Director's Fellowship, U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Bangalore S. Manjunath: Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society
Sanjit Mitra: Elected Fellow, National Academy of Inventors (NAI) 
Galen Moody: Young Investigator Research Program Award, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) 
Shuji Nakamura: Elected Fellow, U.K. Royal Academy of Engineering; Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy, University of Connecticut;  Industrial Application Award, National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
Yasamin Mostofi: Elected Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Mark Rodwell: Outstanding Faculty Award, UCSB
Spencer Smith: Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
Yuan Xie: Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Elected Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM); Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society  
Zheng Zhang: Early CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (NSF)
 
MATERIALS
Christopher Bates: Hellman Family Faculty Fellowship; 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award
Guillermo Bazan: Highly Cited Researchers List, Clarivate Analytics
Irene Beyerlein: Light Metals Magnesium Best Paper, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS); Mehrabian Interdisciplinary Professor Chair 
Michael Chabinyc: Elected Fellow, American Physical Society (APS); Elected Fellow, National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
Anthony Cheetham: Highly Cited Researcher, Clarivate Analytics; Elected Knights Bachelor
Alan Heeger: Highly Cited Researcher, Clarivate Analytics
Kunal Mukherjee: Early CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (NSF)
Shuji Nakamura: Elected Fellow, U.K. Royal Academy of Engineering; Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy, University of Connecticut;  Industrial Application Award, National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
G. Robert Odette: Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Honorary Symposium, 19th Annual International Conference on Fusion Reactor Materials (ICFRM)
Tresa Pollock: Robert Franklin Mehl Award, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
Omar Saleh: Elected Fellow, American Physical Society (APS); Keck Foundation Award
Rachel Segalman: Elected Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS); Special Creativity Award, National Science Foundation (NSF); Lindsay Lecture, Texas A&M University
Chris Van de Walle: Highly Cited Researcher, Clarivate Analytics
 
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Irene Beyerlein: Light Metals Magnesium Best Paper, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS); Mehrabian Interdisciplinary Professor Chair 
Francesco Bullo: Elected Chair, SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory, 2020-2021
Samantha Daly: Elected to Executive Board, Society of Experimental Mechanics
Elliot W. Hawkes: Early CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (NSF)
Bolin Liao:  Faculty Research Award, Sony
G. Robert Odette: Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Honorary Symposium, 19th Annual International Conference on Fusion Reactor Materials (ICFRM)
Beth L Pruitt: Elected to Board of Directors, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) 
Alban Sauret: Early CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (NSF)
Tyler Susko: Outstanding Faculty Award, UCSB
Megan T. Valentine: Elected Fellow, American Physical Society (APS)
Enoch Yeung: Keck Foundation Award (Co-PI, PI: Omar Saleh)
 
TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
Paul Leonardi: Fredric M. Jablin Award for Outstanding Contributions to Organizational Communication; International Communication Association (ICA)

College of Engineering faculty who have received awards and recognitions this year