15 August 2002 |

Daviel Boyarin
The American Academy in Berlin has awarded Daviel Boyarin, Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, its Berlin Prize Fellowship.

The academy provides a bridge between Germany and the United States through the work of distinguished individuals in the cultural, academic and public affairs.

Leon Chua
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Leon Chua, an expert in nonlinear networks and systems, has been named one of the top 15 most cited authors in engineering between 1991 and 2001.

Douglas Fuerstenau
Douglas Fuerstenau, professor of materials science and engineering, has been elected a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.

Fuerstenau was cited for his contributions to the processing of minerals and particulate materials.

Katherine Hammond
The American Industrial Hygiene Association has named Katherine Hammond, professor of environmental health sciences in the School of Public Health, a 2002 Fellow. Hammond was named for her contributions to the practice of industrial hygiene and related disciplines.

Allan Jacobs, Elizabeth Macdonald
“The Boulevard Book: History, Evolution, Design of Multiway Boulevards” — written by Professor Allan Jacobs and Assistant Professor Elizabeth Macdonald of city and regional planning, along with Yodan Rofe, a graduate of the department — has been awarded this year’s Silver Award for Architecture by ForeWord Magazine, a review of books published by independent presses.

Michael Jordan
Professor of Computer Science and Statistics Michael Jordan has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence in honor of his “significant contributions to reasoning under uncertainty, machine learning, and human motor control.”

Richard Karp
University Professor Richard Karp, who is affiliated with the departments of math, bioengineering, and electrical engineering and computer sciences, has been elected a foreign associate of France’s Academy of Sciences.

Carl Monismith
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Carl Monismith has received the Ronald D. Kenyon Research and Education Award of the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s Research and Education Foundation. Monismith was recognized for “significant contributions to asphalt pavement research and education.”

Karl Pister
The World Technology Network on July 22 named Karl Pister, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering and former dean of the College of Engineering, as winner of the 2002 (Individual/Corporate) World Technology Award for Policy.

Pister was the final choice after a lengthy selection process, in which 100 eminent technology authorities nominated candidates for consideration. The Berkeley engineer — who also served as chancellor at UC Santa Cruz and UC vice president for educational outreach — was named for his leadership role in creating opportunities for educationally disadvantaged students.

Said James Clark, chair and founder of the World Technology Network: “To win a World Technology Award reflects the esteem in which peers hold your work — esteem not only for the technical brilliance of your efforts but for the broader impact those efforts will likely have on shaping the world in which we live.”

The World Technology Network brings together leading individuals and corporations from 20 technology-related disciplines. Pister was inducted into the World Technology Network and was presented with a trophy created by the renowned designer Stefano Marzano.

Robert Ritchie
Professor of Material Science and Engineering Robert Ritchie, who is head of structural materials group in the Materials Science Division at LBNL, has been elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering in the United Kingdom. He was cited for his expertise in fatigue and fracture of engineering materials. The Academy honors the UK’s most distinguished engineers, electing up to 60 Fellows by invitation only each year from nominations made by existing Fellows. It is the equivalent of the National Academy of Engineering, to which Ritchie was elected in 2001.

Gareth Thomas
The 2003 Acta Materialia Gold Medal has been award to Engineer Gareth Thomas, Professor in the Graduate School.
Thomas’ research has contributed to the development and microstructural tailoring of materials from steels and aluminum alloys to high-temperature and functional ceramics and magnetic materials, and have resulted in dozens of patents.

Awarded annually by Acta Materialia, Inc, the honor consists of a gold medal, a monetary award, and an inscribed certificate.

Nominations are made by 32 professional societies in 20 countries. Thomas was nominated by the Indian Institute of Metals. He will accept the award at the March 2003 meeting, in San Diego, of the Materials Society.


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