UC Davis Faculty Honors

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

  • Walter S. Leal, Professor of Entomology, has been named an honorary fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, UK.

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

  • Simon R. Cherry, Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology, has received the 2016 IEEE Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Award of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society.

  • D. Ken Giles, Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, was named the 2015 recipient of the 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, has been named an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 2015 New Directions Fellow.

  • Emily Solari, an assistant professor in the School of Education, is a co-recipient of a US Department of Education-Institute of Education Sciences grant to study early reading instruction.

  • Kevin Gee, an assistant professor in the School of Education and a faculty associate at the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research, has been awarded the National Academy of Education Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship.

  • Margherita Heyer-Caput, Professor of Italian and the Undergraduate Advisor in Italian, is the recipient of the 2015 Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award.

  • 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.

  • Sharon Strauss, Professor of Evolution and Ecology and Population Biology, was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  • Peter Wainwright, Interim Dean of the College of Biological Sciences and Professor of Evolution and Ecology, was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  • Deb Niemeier, a professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the UC Davis Sustainable Design Academy, was named a 2015 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow.

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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