3/4/2014 National Inventors Hall of Fame - Ashok Gadgil, professor of civil and environmental engineering, had been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Gadgil was honored for two inventions that have helped millions of people in remote areas: UV Waterworks, a low-powered water disinfection system that uses UV light to kill pathogens, and the Berkeley-Darfur Stove, which reduces fuel demands of those in displacement camps.
Honors & awards
2/7/2014 Berkeley Research - Lydia Sohn, associate professor of mechanical engineering, is analyzing circulating tumor cells in the bloodstream of breast cancer patients, aiming to find new methods for early diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Her work has earned her recognition as one of five new Bakar Fellows on the Berkeley campus.
2/6/2014 - Three Berkeley Engineering faculty — Carlos Daganzo (CEE), J. Karl Hedrick (ME) and Jack Moehle (CEE) — are among 67 new members and 11 foreign associates elected Thursday to the National Academy of Engineering.
2/6/2014 - Bioengineering professors Amy Herr and Song Li have been named members of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows. The college is composed of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country.
1/10/2014 - Bioengineering professors Sanjay Kumar and Niren Murthy have been granted a $500,000 research award from the W.M. Keck Foundation for their research, which aims to develop an assay platform that will allow researchers to routinely perform single-cell proteomic experiments.
12/23/2013 White House Press Office - Four young Berkeley professors – including Benjamin Recht of electrical engineering and computer science and Junqiao Wu of materials science and engineering – were among 102 researchers named Monday by President Obama as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.
12/13/2013 San Francisco Chronicle - One of Northern California's most beloved architects, Julia Morgan (B.S. 1894 CE), has received the top honor that an American architect can win — 56 years after her death.
12/5/2013 CITRIS - EECS Department Chair and Director of the CITRIS Energy Initiative David Culler has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 Okawa Prize, which is awarded annually by the Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications.
12/2/2013 White House Press Office - Susan Graham, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, was appointed by President Obama to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).
11/19/2013 - George Leitmann, professor of the Graduate School and professor emeritus of Engineering Science, has been awarded Knight of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest tribute recognizing military and civil service on behalf of the French nation.