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Miller Members In the News - 2005
  • December 2005: Walter Alvarez (Miller Professor 1986-87) received the Nevada Medal from the Desert Research Institute of Nevada. The award is given in recognition of outstanding science or engineering.
  • December 23, 2005: Former Miller Fellow Alex Thompson was honored with several awards throughout the course of her Miller Fellowship:
    • Early Career Award 2003, Dept of Energy, NASA, NOAA, and NSF.
      Attendance expenses and promotion at the Gordon Conference in Atmospheric Chemistry
    • Invited participant to the Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists (ACCESS) Meeting, 2003
    • Antactic Research Workshop Travel Award, National Science Foundation, Washington D.C., 2004, for new principle investigators.
    • Climate Change in the Arctic Ocean Scholarship.
      Attendance expenses to participate on the NABOS Field cruise, International Arctic Research Centre University of Alaska and the Russian Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, 2005.

  • December 2, 2005: Michael Manga (Miller Fellow 1994-1996) appeared in People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" issue as one of the sexy "smart guys." To read an article about this appearance, please click here.
  • November 30, 2005: In June, Simon Levin (Visiting Miller Professor Spring 2003) won the 2005 Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences, a prestigious award of international recognition
  • November 18, 2005: In April 2005, Bin Yu (Miller Professor Spring 2004) was awarded a Chang Jiang Chair Professorship at Peking University. She has also co-founded the Microsoft Lab on Statistics an Information Technology at Peking University. She was also elected a fellow of the American Statistical Association.
  • November 14, 2005: Tamas Hausel (Miller Fellow 1999-2000) was recently awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship at the Mathematical Institute of Oxford University.
  • October 20, 2005: A sculpture illustrating a 3-D ‘shadow’ of an object in the fourth dimension, designed by former Miller Fellow Adrian Ocneanu, was featured in Science News Daily. Full article
  • October 20, 2005: Former Miller Professor Paul Alivisatos’ research on nano-sized semiconductors was featured in Lawrence Berkeley Lab’s Research News. Full Article
  • October 6, 2005: Venkatesan Guruswami (Miller Fellow 2001-02) was selected for a 2005 Packard Fellowship for Science & Engineering.
  • October 3, 2005: Former Visiting Miller Professor Grigory Barenblatt received the prestigious Timoshenko Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  • September, 2005: The following Miller Members were elected as fellows to the American Association for the Advancement of Science:
    Bruce Bolt - Miller Professor, 1967-68, 1989 (posthumous award)
    Richard Eisenberg - Visiting Miller Professor, Spring 2005
    James Haber - Visiting Miller Professor, Spring 2005
    Peter Molnar - Visiting Miller Professor, Fall 2005
    David Wemmer - Miller Professor, Fall 1998
  • September 29, 2005: Mark van der Laan (Miller Professor 2006-07) was presented with the 2005 Presidents’ Award by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies.
  • September 29, 2005: Former Miller Professor Nicholas Jewell received the prestigious 2005 George W. Snedecor Award for an outstanding publication in biometry.
  • September 22, 2005: Miller Fellow Josh Shaevitz's research was featured in a UC Berkeley Press Release. To read it, please click here. Cell published his paper titled Spiroplasma Swim by a Processive Change in Body Helicity, as well as a preview of it titled The Kinky Propulsion of Spiroplasma.
  • September 20, 2005: Former Miller Fellow Michael Manga was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. To read about Professor Manga's research, please click here.
  • September 12, 2005: Former Visiting Miller Professor Serge Lang, a noted mathematics professor emeritus at Yale University and the most prolific modern writer in his field passed away at the age of 78. To read an article about Professor Lang, please click here.
  • September 6, 2005: Miller Fellow Deep Gupta's research was featured in a UC Berkeley Press Resease. To read this press release, please click here.
  • September 6, 2005: Former Visiting Miller Professor Boris Zemva has been selected as the recipient of the 2006 ACS Award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry. Vignettes of the award recipients will appear in Chemical & Engineering News in early 2006. The recipients of ACS awards will be honored at the Award Ceremony on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 during 231st ACS national meeting in Atlanta, GA. The Fluorine Division of ACS will organize a special symposium in his honor.
  • August 31, 2005: John M. Prausnitz, Miller Professor 1966-67 and 1978-79, received an honorary Dr. Ing. degree from the University of Padua, Italy, in April 2004. At the college of Chemistry Commencement, May 2004, Chancellor Berdahl presented him with the Berkeley Citation. In March 2005, he was awarded the National Medal of Science by President Bush at the White House.
  • August 16, 2005: Former Miller Professor B. Lynn Ingram was elected a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences in recognition of her contributions to the advancement of science.
  • August 8, 2005: Former Miller Professor Eugene Haller was honored in twice recently. From July 1, 2005, he is the Liao-Cho Innovation Endowed Chair in the College of Engineering. This is a new chair. He is also this year's winner of the David Turnbull Lectureship Award by the Materials Research Society. The details of this award can be found here.
  • July 28, 2005: Former Miller Fellow Yasunori Nomura received a Hellman Family Faculty Fund award for his proposed research project, Exploring New Physics at the TeV Scale.
  • July 26, 2005: Miller Fellow Jiaxing Huang was awarded the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Prize for Young Chemists. To read about this award, please click here.
  • July 21, 2005: Former Miller Professor Bruce Bolt, one of the state's most visible experts on earthquakes and seismic hazards and professor emeritus of earth and planetary science at UC Berkeley, passed away. He was 75. To read an article about Professor Bolt, click here.
  • May 16, 2005: Former Miller Fellows Jeffrey Townsend and Alison Galvani were awarded Young Investigator Prizes from the American Society of Naturalists.
  • May 5, 2005: Former Miller Professor Karl Pister was awarded an honorary Doctor Of Science degree by The Board of Regents of the University of Colorado, recognizing his contributions as a professor of structural engineering and his service to public education.
  • May 4, 2005: Former Miller Professor Steven G. Louie and former Visiting Miller Professors Aziz Sancar and Wallace L.W. Sargent were named as new members of the National Academy of Sciences. Election to the NAS recognizes distinguished and continuing achievements in original research and is one of the most prestigious honors for an American Scientist.
  • May 2, 2005: Former Miller Professor Calvin Moore was presented with the first Berkeley Faculty Service Award to honor his long-standing commitment to the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate and to the University.
  • April 28, 2005: Former Miller Professor Giovanna Ferro-Luzzi Ames was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in recognition of her leadership in scholarship, business, the arts and public life. Ames is a professor emerita of biochemistry and molecular biology.
  • April 28, 2005: Several Miller Institute members have been awarded the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship. They are: Miller Fellow Elchanan Mossel, Former Miller Fellows Yasunori Nomura, Tamas Hausel, and Venkatesan Guruswami, and Former Visiting Miller Professor Greg Voth.
  • April 15, 2005: Miller Fellow Alex Thompson's research was featured in an article in Berkeley Lab View. To read the article, please click here.
  • March 23, 2005: Former Miller Professor Lawrence Talbot passed away on March 19 of heart failure at age 79. Talbot was an emeritus professor of mechanical engineering and was known for his work in fluid mechanics.
  • March 17, 2005: Former Miller Professor Morgan Harris passed away on February 14 of pneumonia at age 88. Harris was a noted experimentalist in cell biology and cancer research, though much of his work went against the late-20th-century notion that the secret to life lies in our genes.
  • March 2, 2005: Former Visiting Miller Professor Hans Joachim Queisser has been elected as an Honorary Member of The Japan Academy for his outstanding scientific contributions, including his milestone work as a semiconductor physicist.
  • February 28, 2005: Former Miller Professor Bin Yu's research on satellite detection of clouds was featured in ScienceMatters@Berkeley. To read the full article, please click here.
  • February 17, 2005: Former Miller Professor Mary Power has received the G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award from the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO).  This award is presented to scientists who exemplify outstanding research on salt and fresh waters.
  • February 16, 2005: Former Miller Professor John Prausnitz was awarded the National Medal of Science, the United States' highest scientific honor, for developing molecular thermodynamics for the design of separation operations in large chemical plants to make them more efficient, environmentally friendly and safe, and to reduce energy consumption. To read the full article, please click here.
  • February 16, 2005: Former Miller Professor Arunava Majumdar has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional honors for an American Engineer. Prof. Majumdar was honored for his contributions to nanoscale thermal engineering and molecular nanomechanics.
  • February 16, 2005: Miller Institute Advisory Board Member (1990-93) Richard Zare has won the annual Wolf Prize, one of the highest international awards in science and the arts, for the advanced laser techniques he has developed to analyze the details of the chemical reactions that take place at the molecular level in biology.
  • January 27, 2005: Former Miller Professor Arup Chakraborty has received the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' Professional Progress Award for Outstanding Progress in Chemical Engineering, which honors an AIChe member under the age of 45 for his or her notable accomplishments. Prof. Chakraborty was honored for the application of quantum and statistical mechanics to practical problems.
  • January 5, 2005: Former Miller Professor Gerard Debreu passed away on December 31, 2004. He was 83. Debreu won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1983 for applying mathematical rigor to the fundamental theory of supply and demand in economics. To read the article, please click here.
  • January 4, 2005: Former Miller Fellow Erin O'Shea has been appointed Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University, and was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences. To read the article, please click here.
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