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Posted February 17, 1999

Phillip Colella

Professor Phillip Colella of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is the recipient of the 1998 Sidney Fernbach Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society.

The award recognizes his fundamental contributions in the development of software methodologies used to expand understanding of shock physics and other fluid dynamic problems.

Eugene Haller

Eugene Haller, professor of materials science and mineral engineering, has been named a co-recipient of the James C. McGroddy Prize of the American Physical Society.

He was cited for his innovations in growing diamond and germanium crystals with unprecedented control of chemical and isotopic purity and perfection. Haller was also recognized for creative leadership of international collaborations that resulted in fundamental discoveries and new technological applications.

John Harte and Mimi Koehl

John Harte, professor of environmental science, policy and management, and Mimi Koehl, professor of integrative biology, have been named Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars for 1998-99.

As part of the program, Harte lectures at the College of Wooster, Mary Washington College, Sweet Briar College and Clark University during the academic year. His research focuses on the study of climate change and the feedback mechanisms linking ecosystems and climate.

Koehl studies the fluid dynamics of food capture by zooplankton and the biomechanics of kelp on wave-swept shores. She will lecture at eight universities on topics including "Feeding, Smelling and Swimming with Hairy Legs" and "Hydrodynamic Forces of Bottom-Dwelling Marine Organisms."

Andrew Neureuther

Andrew Neureuther, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, has been appointed to the new Rockwell International Corporation distinguished professorship in electrical engineering and computer sciences. Neureuther's work has improved industry techniques for lithography, fabrication process flow and pattern transfer for integrated circuits.

Stephen Shortell

The American Hospital Association has awarded an honorary life membership to Stephen Shortell, Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health.

Association President Dick Davidson said Shortell received this honor for his lasting contributions toward bridging the gap between health academics and health practice.

"Many health care institutions are better, more responsive and more community-focused thanks to his work," said Davidson.

Shortell is the author or co-author of more than 170 peer-reviewed articles and 11 books.

He accepted his award Feb. 1 at the association's annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Paola Timiras

Professor Emerita Paola Timiras is the recipient of the International Award "Science and Woman for 1998" from the World Association of Women in Business. She received this international lifetime achievement award for her contributions to teaching and science over her 50 years as a teacher and researcher of hormone-brain relations.

Ronald Yeung

Professor of mechanical engineering Ronald Yeung has been elected a fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. He was chosen for his contributions to marine education and his research in ship and offshore hydrodynamics.

Yeung's work includes the invention of several key methods for analyzing wave-induced flow around floating structures.


February 17 - 23, 1999 (Volume 27, Number 23)
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