UCR Faculty Recognized at Faculty Awards Reception

The celebration recognized faculty members who received significant awards in the 2013-14 academic school year

The UCR Faculty Awards Dinner, held on May 29, recognized faculty members who received significant national and Senate awards in the past academic school year.

UCR’s faculty were recognized at the 2013-2014 Faculty Awards Dinner, held on May 29 at Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox’s residence. The celebration recognized faculty members who received significant national and Senate awards in the past academic school year. These included Reza Abbaschian’s 2013 Albert Sauveur Achievement Award; 2014 National Science Foundation Career Awards for Huiwang Ai, Philip Brisk, Chia-en Chang, Aunpama Dahanukar, Catharine Larsen and Julia Bergner; Susan Straight’s 2013 Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement,  and more.

Innovative Teaching Award

Distinguished Campus Service Award

Distinguished Teaching Award

Faculty Research Lecturer

Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/ Mentor Award

Chancellor’s Award for Fostering Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

President’s Chair

  • Alexander Balandin, electrical engineering

UC Riverside Hellman Fellows 2014-2015

  • Loren Collingwood, political science
  • Kaustabh Ghosh, bioengineering
  • Juchen Guo, chemical and environmental engineering
  • Robert Hernandez, english
  • Maria Covadonga Lamar Prieto, hispanic studies
  • Jikui Song, biochemistry

Faculty Award Recipients 2013-14

Reza Abbaschian
Mechanical Engineering
2013 Albert Sauveur Achievement Award

James Adaskaveg
Plant Pathology & Microbiology
2014 Fellow, American Phytopathological Society

Huiwang Ai
Chemistry
2014 Career Award, National Science Foundation

Bahman Anvari
Bioengineering
2014 Elected Fellow, The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)

Reza Aslan
Creative Writing
2013 Media Bridge-Builder Award, Tanenbaum Interreligious Center, New York
2014 Intersector Award, Intersections International, New York

Alexander Balandin
Electrical Engineering
2013 MRS Medal, Materials Research Society 2014 Fellow, Materials Research Society (MRS)

Matthew Barth
Electrical Engineering
2013 Fellow, IEEE for Pioneering research in intelligent transportation systems.

Julia Bergner
Mathematics
2014 Career Award, National Science Foundation

Laxminarayan Bhuyan
Computer Science & Engineering
2013 Fulbright Research/Lecturing Fellowship, Senior Fulbright Specialist, Fulbright Program

Jan Blacher
Graduate School of Education
2014 B.F. Skinner Lecturer Award, The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)

Philip Brisk
Computer Science & Engineering
2014 Career Award, National Science Foundation

Chia-En Chang
Chemistry
2014 Career Award, National Science Foundation

Christopher Chase-Dunn
Sociology
2013-14 President, California Sociological Association

Christopher Clark
Biology
2014 Carl Gans Award, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

Aunpama Dahanukar
Entomology
2012 Career Award, National Science Foundation

Andrea Denny-Brown
English
2014-15 Borchard Scholar – in – Residence

Erica Edwards
English
2013 William Sanders Scarborough Prize, Modern Language Association of America (MLA)

Howard Friedman
Psychology
2013-14 Fellow, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research

Christine Gailey
Anthropology
2013-14 Patricia Mcsweeney Mccauley Chair in Teaching Excellence, CHASS

Catherine Gudis
History
2014 Charles Warren Center Fellowship, Harvard University

Phyllis Guze
School Of Medicine
2014 Women Of Distinction, 61st Assembly District, Riverside

Sherine Hafez
Women’s Studies
2012-Present President, Association for Middle East Anthropology

Juhi Jang
Mathematics
2014 Career Award, National Science Foundation

Heejung Jung
Mechanical Engineering
2012 Ralph R. Teetor Education Award

David Kisailus
Chemical & Environmental Engineering
2014 Kalvi Fellow, National Academy Of Sciences

Anthea Kraut
Dance
2013 Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies

Catharine Larsen
Chemistry
2014 Career Award, National Science Foundation

Ping Liang
Electrical Engineering
2013 Fellow, National Academy Of Inventors (NAI)

Perry Link
Comparative Literature & Foreign Languages
2013-14 Fellowship, Taiwan Foreign Ministry Affairs

Huinan Liu
Bioengineering
2013 C. Young Researcher Award, Materials Science and Engineering

Shujie Ma
Statistics
2012 Elected Member, International Statistics Institute

Lorenzo Mangolini
Mechanical Engineering
2014 Career Award, National Science Foundation

Declan McCole
School Of Medicine
2014 Ryuji Ueno Award, S&R Foundation

Jocelyn Millar
Entomology
2013 Fellow, Entomological Society Of America

Anastasios Mourikis
Electrical Engineering
2013 Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, O.C. Engineering Council

Ashok Mulchandani
Chemical & Environmental Engineering
2013 W. Ruel Johnson Chair in Environmental Engineering, Beginning July 1, 2014

Michael Nduati
School of Medicine
2014 New Faculty Scholar Award, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)

Iulian Neamtiu
Computer Science & Engineering
2013 Bravo Zulu Award For Outstanding Service To Student Veterans/Military Members, UC Riverside

Timothy Paine
Entomology
2013 Distinguished Achievement In Teaching, Entomological Society Of America

Lisa Raphals
Comparative Literature & Foreign Languages
2013-14 International Consortium For Research In The Humanities At Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nurem

Khaleel Razak
Psychology
2013 Career Award, National Science Foundation

Naveen Reddy
Physics & Astronomy
2013 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Victor Rodgers
Bioengineering
2013 Jacques S. Yeager Sr. Chair In Bioengineering, Beginning July 1, 2014

Robert Rosenthal
Psychology
2014 Mentor Award For Lifetime Achievement, American Psychological Society

Robert Sallis
School Of Medicine
2014 Medical Wellness Distinguished Service Award

Jerome Schultz
Bioengineering
2013 Fellow, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2013 Fellow,
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Aiche)

Stewart Shankel
School Of Medicine
2014 Master, American College of Physicians

Annamaria Shimabuku
Comparative Literature & Foreign Languages
2013-14 Fellow, Cornell Society For The Humanities

Jason Stajich
Plant Pathology & Microbiology
2014 Alexopoulos Prize, Mycological Society

Jan Stets
Sociology
2015-17 Co-editor, Social Psychology Quarterly

Richard Stouthamer
Entomology
2013 Recognition Award, Entomological Society Of America

Susan Straight
Creative Writing
2013 Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement, Los Angeles Times Book Prize
2014 Carey Macwilliams Award, California Studies Association
2014 Storyteller’s Award, Mixed Roots Literary Festival

Erika Suderberg
Art
2014 Award for Best Edited Collection, Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Ming Lee Tang
Chemistry
2014 Career Award, National Science Foundation

John Trumble
Entomology
2013 Oscar Lorenz Award, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis

Kambiz Vafai
Mechanical Engineering
2013 75th Anniversary Medal, ASME Heat Transfer Division

Deb Vargas
Ethnic Studies
2014 Woodie Guthrie Prize for Best Book in Popular Music Studies, International Association for the Study Of Popular Music (U.S. Branch)
2014 Best Book in Chicano Studies, National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies

Valentine Vullev
Bioengineering
2013 Elected Full Member, Sigma Xi Honor Society

Yinsheng Wang
Chemistry
2013 Biemann Medal, American Society For Mass Spectromtry

Mark Wrathall
Philosophy
2014-15 Fowler Hamilton Visiting Research Fellow

 

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