Professor Sumita Pennathur has been awarded the Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce Award for Innovation. The Award for Innovation is the most prestigious award given by the Chamber of Commerce, and past winners include Chancellor Yang, Dr. Walter Kohn, and Dr. Alan Heeger. The award will be presented at the Chamber's State of the City event on March 12, 2012 at the Fess Parker Double Tree Resort. More information about the event can be found here: http://sbchamber.org/news-newsletter.php
Professor Tom Soh has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation which promotes academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from around the world.
Professor Carl Meinhart has been elected to Fellowship in the American Physical
Society for contributions to the seminal developments of
micron resolution particle image velocimetry and free-surface microfluidics for
surface enhanced Raman scattering technology, and for providing deeper
understanding of the flow of fluids over surfaces in the extremes of microscopic
slip and high Reynolds number turbulence.