UC Davis Faculty Honors

  • The Renewable Energy Anaerobic Digester project (READ), with technology developed by Professor Ruihong Zhang of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, has been named the American Biogas Council's 2015 Biogas Project of the Year.

  • Dr. Julie Freischlag, Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine (welcoming a new student) has been elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

  • Chancellor Linda Katehi is the 2015 recipient of the National Academy of Engineering Simon Ramo Founders Award. She is the first woman to receive the honor since the award's inception 50 years ago.

  • Simon Cherry (left) and Ramsey Badawi, both of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology, are recipients of a $15.5 million NIH Transformative Research Award.

  • Professor of Anthropology Lynne Isbell has been elected a fellow of the California Academy of Sciences.

  • Walter Leal, Professor of Entomology, has been named an honorary fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, UK, and elected a fellow of the California Academy of Sciences.

  • R. Paul Singh, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Food Science, was named the 2015 GCHERA World Agriculture Prize Laureate.

  • D. Ken Giles, Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, received the 2015 ASABE Cyrus McCormick Jerome Case Gold Medal.

  • Colin Milburn, the Gary Snyder Chair in Science and the Humanities and Professor of English, Science and Technology Studies, and Cinema and Digital Media, was named an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 2015 New Directions Fellow.

  • Emily Solari, Assistant Professor of Education, is a co-recipient of a US Department of Education-Institute of Education Sciences grant to study early reading instruction.

  • Yuming He, Associate Professor of Chinese in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, is a recipient of the Joseph Levenson Book Prize of the Association for Asian Studies.

  • Alan Hastings, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, was elected a member of the US National Academy of Sciences.

The University of California, Davis is proud to count amongst its faculty recipients of a broad spectrum of top awards for exceptional scholarship and community engagement, teaching, mentoring, and service to the professions. Click here to see the honorees. For more distinctions by discipline and related stories, please visit the colleges and schools listed to the right.

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