Honors & awards

Tsu-Jae King Liu named to Intel board

Tsu-Jae King Liu

7/12/2016 Fortune - Intel has added Berkeley Engineering associate dean and EECS professor Tsu-Jae King Liu to its board of directors, marking just the second woman on the chipmaker’s governing body.

President Obama awards national medals to Alivisatos, Hu

Chenming Hu with President Obama

5/20/2016 - President Barack Obama honored two UC Berkeley faculty members at the White House, awarding chemist Paul Alivisatos with the National Medal of Science and electrical engineer Chenming Hu with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

Siebel Energy Institute announces new grant winners

Stephen Mahin and Anil Aswani

5/5/2016 Marketwired - The Siebel Engineering Institute has awarded a second set of $50,000 seed grants to teams developing proposals that accelerate energy science research. The fifteen teams include two Berkeley Engineers, structural engineering professor Stephan Mahin (a lead researcher) and IEOR's Anil Aswani.

MOOC pioneer Armando Fox cited for leadership in education

Armando Fox

5/5/2016 Association for Computing Machinery - EECS professor Armando Fox, a trailblazer in technology-enhanced education and the Massive Online Open Courses field, has been selected to receive the Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award from the Association for Computing Machinery.

Affordable and lightweight suitX design honored

suitX exoskeleton

5/1/2016 The startup company suitX won a Robotics for Good competition this spring for their plan to adapt one of their exoskeleton designs to assist children with conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida or spinal muscular atrophy.

Alumni inducted into national academies

Paul Jacobs, Kirsi Tikka, Tejal Desai and Dennis Discher

5/1/2016 Several alumni have been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering for their contributions to engineering research, practice, or education and the National Academy of Medicine for their contributions to the advancement of medical sciences.

Architects name Jacobs Hall a top green project

Jacobs Hall (Photo © Tim Griffith)

4/22/2016 American Institute of Architects - In an Earth Day announcement, the AIA's Committee on the Environment selected Jacobs Hall as one of ten top examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment.

Birgeneau wins prestigious National Science Board award

Robert Birgeneau

4/22/2016 - UC Berkeley Chancellor Emeritus Robert Birgeneau, professor of physics, materials science and engineering and public policy, has won the National Science Board’s 2016 Vannevar Bush Award. He was cited for his extraordinary public service, scientific leadership, and relentless support for equity and inclusion in higher education.