Honors & awards

Two engineering professors elected to AAAS

Jay Keasling and Scott Shenker

4/20/2016 - Professors Jay Keasling (chemical and bioengineering) and Scott Shenker (EECS) are among nine UC Berkeley faculty members elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers.

Bioengineering's Yartsev among new Searle Scholars

Michael Yartsev and a flying bat

4/15/2016 - Michael Yartsev, an assistant professor of bioengineering, was one of three young UC Berkeley faculty members appointed Searle Scholars this week. He will receive $300,000 for the next three years to support his research into the neural basis of spatial habit learning using free-flying echolocating bats.

Bajcsy, Paxson honored as visionary faculty entrepreneurs

Ruzena Bajcsy and Vern Paxson

3/30/2016 - EECS professors Ruzena Bajcsy and Vern Paxson have been selected as 2016-17 Signatures Innovation Fellows, receiving funding to pursue their commercially promising research to assess personal injury and recovery (Bajcsy) and network cyberattacks (Paxson).

Jacobs Hall honored for sustainability practices

Jacobs Hall (Photo © Tim Griffith)

3/28/2016 Office of Sustainability & Energy - Jacobs Hall, new home of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, has won a 2016 Higher Education Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Award for its efficient use and reuse of energy and water.

Berkeley Engineering garners four #1 rankings

McLaughlin Hall

3/16/2016 U.S.News & World Report - In ​graduate program ​rankings released Wednesday, Berkeley Engineering​ ranked first in civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering and environmental engineering. All programs remain in the top 10, with bioengineering, industrial engineering and nuclear engineering ranked higher than in 2015.

ME student team wins cleantech prize

2/25/2016 - Students in mechanical engineering professor Hayden Taylor's group have won the $100,000 grand prize in the Berkeley Cleantech University Prize competition for their development of an omniphobic coating that can boost air conditioner efficiency.

Diane Greene tops list of powerful women engineers

Diane Greene at a 2014 Dean's Society event

2/24/2016 Business Insider - Tech entrepreneur Diane Greene (M.S.'88 EECS) is the #1 pick of Business Insider in its National Engineers Week salute to influential women engineers, honored for her selection by Google to run its cloud computing business. Also on the list is #3 Tara Bunch (B.S.'85 ME), VP of operations at Apple.

EECS' Nir Yosef among 8 new Sloan fellows on campus

Nir Yosef

2/23/2016 - Eight UC Berkeley assistant professors, including Nir Yosef of EECS, are among 126 new Sloan Research Fellows, honoring early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars.

CEE's William Tarpeh honored as a young innovator

William Tarpeh

2/19/2016 NBC - Environmental engineering Ph.D. student William Tarpeh, whose work promotes sustainable sanitation in developing countries, was selected by NBC News as one of the NBCBLK28 — innovators and game changers who are "young, gifted, and unapologetically Black."

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