Faculty honors and awards

Berkeley Engineering faculty receive the most prestigious awards and honors bestowed by academic and professional societies, foundations and other civic organizations. Among these are the 73 active and emeriti faculty who hold membership in the National Academy of Engineering.

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  • Anca Dragan and Javad Lavaei, Berkeley Engineering professors.
    White House honors engineering faculty with early career awards

    7/3/2019 - Anca Dragan and Javad Lavaei have been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the White House announced this week.

  • Aaron Streets
    Aaron Streets named Pew Scholar in biomedical sciences

    6/14/2019 - Aaron Streets, assistant professor of bioengineering, is one of 22 early-career researchers joining the 2019 Pew Scholars Program in Biomedical Sciences.

  • Eli Yablonovitch wins Franklin Medal

    5/1/2019 - Eli Yablonovitch was awarded the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering.

  • Claire Tomlin
    Claire Tomlin elected to AAAS

    4/17/2019 - EECS professor Claire Tomlin is one of nine Berkeley faculty honored with membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for 2019.

  • Connie Chang-Hasnain
    Connie Chang-Hasnain named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

    12/11/2018 - EECS professor Connie Chang-Hasnain has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, an organization that champions the societal benefits of university research.

  • Eli Yablonovitch
    Eli Yablonovitch wins 2019 Franklin Medal

    12/10/2018 - EECS professor Eli Yablonovitch will receive the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering for his work in radio- and light-based technologies.

  • Allen Goldstein and Katherine Yelick
    Allen Goldstein and Katherine Yelick elected AAAS fellows

    11/27/2018 - EECS professor Katherine Yelick and CEE professor Allen Goldstein, both faculty scientists at Berkeley Lab, were elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Alessandro Chiesa, Chelsea Finn and John Schulman
    Three named as top young innovators

    11/14/2018 - Alessandro Chiesa, Chelsea Finn and John Schulman were recognized on MIT Technology Review’s list of “35 Innovators Under 35.”

  • Shmuel Oren and his Berkeley Citation
    Shmuel Oren awarded Berkeley Citation

    11/13/2018 - Recently retired IEOR professor Shmuel Oren, now serving as a professor of the graduate school, has been awarded the Berkeley Citation, one of UC Berkeley’s highest awards honoring individuals "whose achievements exceed the standards of excellence."

  • Ikhlaq Sidhu
    Ikhlaq Sidhu wins education innovation award

    7/31/2018 - IEOR professor Ikhlaq Sidhu, faculty director and chief scientist at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, has been awarded the 2018 Major Education Innovation Award by the IEEE Educational Activities Board for his contributions in entrepreneurship pedagogy and innovative teaching methods.