U.S. Department of Energy - Young Investigator Award

UC Davis Honorees



Steven Carlip

Physicist Steven Carlip studies the endeavor to combine general relativity and quantum mechanics into a consistent quantum theory of gravity, looking "for windows into quantum gravity, relatively simple settings, models, and approximations that may offer insights without requiring a complete theory." 




Ricardo H. R. Castro

Ricardo Castro, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and a 2013-14 Chancellor's Fellow, is involved in the study of thermochemistry of nanosintering, or a method for heat processing of nano particles, and the applications of such nanomaterials. 



Hsin-Chia Cheng

Physicist Hsin-Chia Cheng's research activities are in the area of theoretical particle physics, chiefly in physics beyond the standard model. He examines models related to the origin of the electroweak symmetry breaking, including supersymmetric theories, theories with extra dimensions, little Higgs theories and others. 




Robin Erbacher

Robin Erbacher of the Department of Physics is interested in experimental high energy particle physics, including top quark physics, searches for new particles and phenomena and particle detector development.




Joseph Kiskis

Professor Emeritus Joseph Kiskis's areas of research include elementary particle physics, quantum field theory, high energy theory and lattice guage theory. He also held Sloan and NSF fellowships among others.