Faculty Awards

Faculty Awards & Honors

3 National Academy of Engineering Members

6 ASME Fellows

3 IEEE Fellows

1 AAAS Fellow

1 Royal Society of Edinburgh Fellow

7 National Science Foundation CAREER Awards

1 Presidential Early Career Award

1 DARPA Young Investigator Award

Recent Faculty Awards and Fellowships

We are proud to have among our rank some of the top educators and researchers in the field. Please find below just a few achievements during the last three academic years 2013-2016.

Election to rank in professional societies

  • Carlos Levi: American Ceramic Society
  • Eckart Meiburg: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Igor Mezic: American Physical Society
  • Brad Paden: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Tom Soh: American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
  • Kimberly Foster: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Outstanding paper awards in leading journals

  • Bassam Bamieh: IEEE TAC Axelby Outstanding Paper Award
  • Francesco Bullo: Best Paper Prize, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization; Automatica Best Paper Prize; Best Paper Award, IEEE Trans Circuits and Systems
  • Robert Odette: Journal of Materials

Individual Awards

  • Matthew Begley: Fraunhofer-Bessel Research Award by the Humbolt Foundation
  • Francesco Bullo: UCSB Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award; IEEE CSS Distinguished Member Award
  • Otger Campas: Hellman Faculty Fellowship; Human Frontier Science Program Young Investigator Award;
  • Keith Kedward: AIAA-ASC Starnes Award in Structural Mechanics
  • Carlos Levi: Morris Cohen Award of the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society
  • Robert McMeeking: William Prager Medal of the Society of Engineering Science; ASME Timoshenko Medal
  • Linda Petzold: SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering; Honorary Doctorate from Uppsala University, Sweden; SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession
  • Kimberly Foster: UCSB Outstanding Graduate Mentor
  • Megan Valentine: NSF Career Award; Fulbright Scholar
  • Henry Yang: CESASC Lifetime Achievement Award

International recognition

  • Robert McMeeking: Election to the Royal Academy of Engineering in London and the Royal Society in Edinburgh
  • Henry Yang: Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Engineering

 

Past Faculty Awards and Fellowships

2017

Prof. Francesco Bullo Elected IEEE IFAC Fellow

2016

Prof. Francesco Bullo Receives Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award from IEEE, Transactions on Circuits and Systems
Prof. Sam Daly Receives ASME Eshelby Mechanics Award
Prof. Sam Daly Receives James W. Dally Award from the SEM
Prof. Paolo Luzzatto-Fegiz Selected Keynote Paper at the 30th Eurosensors Conference
Prof. Kimberly Foster Delivers ASME IDETC Micro/Nano Symposium Keynote Speech
Dr. Tyler Susko Receives UCSB Outstanding Faculty Member in Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Linda Petzold Receives SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession
Prof. Robert Odette Receives ANS MS&T Division Best Paper Award
Prof. Robert Odette Elected TMS Fellow
Chancellor Henry Yang Receives Chinese Institute of Engineers-USA Asian American Engineers of the Year Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award
Chancellor Henry Yang Receives Chinese Engineers and Scientists Association of Southern California Lifetime Achievement Award
Chancellor Henry Yang Receives TechConnect National Innovation Award
Chancellor Henry Yang Receives National Academy of Engineering Arthur M. Bueche Award

2015

Prof. Francesco Bullo Receives UCSB Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award
Prof. Francesco Bullo Receives IEEE Distinguished Member Award
Prof. Elliot Hawkes Receives ASME Best Journal Paper Award in Bioinspired Systems and Materials
Prof. Elliot Hawkes Receives Best Student Paper Award from the IEEE, ICRA
Prof. Megan Valentine Receives Fulbright Scholarship
Prof. Sumita Pennathur Receives UCSB Outstanding Faculty Member in Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Robert Odette Receives TMS Structural Materials Division JOM Award

2014

Prof. Francesco Bullo Receives IFAC Automatica Best Paper Award
Prof. Otger Campas Receives Human Frontier Science Program Young Investigator Award
Prof. Otger Campas Receives Hellman Family Faculty Award
Prof. Sam Daly Receives Journal of Strain Analysis Young Investigator Award
Prof. Sam Daly Receives Best Paper of the Year from the IJSS
Prof. Carlos Levi Receives TMS Morris Cohen Award
Prof. Robert McMeeking Elected to Royal Society of Edinburgh (Scotland)
Prof. Robert McMeeking Receives Williams Prager Medal of the Society of Engineering Science
Prof. Robert McMeeking Receives ASME Timoshenko Medal
Prof. Robert Odette Receives TMS Structural Materials Division Scientist of the Year Award
Chancellor Henry Yang Elected Foreign Member to Russian Academy of Engineering
Prof. Brad Paden Elected ASME Fellow

2013

Prof. Francesco Bullo Receives SIAG/CST Best Paper Prize from the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization
Prof. Sam Daly Receives NSF CAREER Award
Prof. Eckart Meiburg Elected ASME Fellow
Prof. Megan Valentine Receives NSF CAREER Award
Prof. Kimberly Foster Receives UCSB Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award
Prof. Kimberly Foster Elected ASME Fellow
Prof. Linda Petzold Receives SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering

2012

Prof. Bassam Bamieh Receives IEEE Control Society Axelby Award
Prof. Sam Daly Receives AFOSR YIP
Prof. Carlos Levi Elected Fellow of the American Ceramic Society
Prof. Robert McMeeking Elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK)
Prof. Eckart Meiburg Delivers Lorenz G. Straub Award Keynote Speech
Prof. Sumita Pennathur Receives Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce Innovator of the Quarter Award
Chancellor Henry Yang Receives Satya Atluri Medal at ICESS12 Conference

2011

Prof. Francesco Bullo Receives O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award from the American Automatic Control Council
Prof. Sam Daly Receives Best Paper of the Year Award from Experimental Mechanics
Prof. Sam Daly Receives ASME Orr Award
Prof. Paolo Luzzatto-Fegiz Receives Andreas Acrivos Award from the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics
Prof. Eckart Meiburg Receives Best Poster Award at the CSDMS Annual Meeting
Prof. Linda Petzold Elected ACM Fellow
Prof. Sumita Pennathur Receives PECASE Award
Chancellor Henry Yang Receives Honorary Doctoral Degree from West Virginia University
Chancellor Henry Yang Receives Honorary Doctoral Degree from Hong Kong Polytechnic University

2010

Prof. Bassam Bamieh Elected IFAC Fellow
Prof. Francesco Bullo Elected IEEE Fellow
Prof. Sam Daly Receives DOE Early Career Award
Prof. Megan Valentine Receives UC Regents Junior Faculty Fellowship
Prof. Megan Valentine Receives Hellman Family Faculty Fellowship
Prof. Robert Odette Receives ANS Special Achievement Award
Prof. Robert Odette Receives ANS Fusion Energy Division Distinguished Achievement Award
Prof. Brad Paden Receives ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division Charles S. Draper Award

2009

Prof. Eckart Meiburg Receives Frist Prize at the Scottish Offshore Achievement Awards
Prof. Linda Petzold Elected SIAM Fellow
Prof. Sumita Pennathur Receives DARPA Young Investigator Award
Prof. Sumita Pennathur Receives UC Regents Junior Faculty Fellowship
Prof. Robert Odette Honored for Contributions to the Field with Special TMS Symposium RPV Embrittlement and Fusion Reactor Materials: Measuring, Modeling, and Managing Irradiation Effects
Prof. Robert Odette Receives North Carolina State University Distinguished Technical Lecturer Award
Chancellor Henry Yang Elected Chinese Academy of Engineering Foreign Member

2008

Prof. Bassam Bamieh Elected IEEE Fellow
Prof. Francesco Bullo Receives Outstanding Paper Award from the IEEE Control Systems Magazine
Prof. Carlos Levi Receives NIMS Award for Recent Breakthroughs in Materials Science for Energy and the Environment with Dr. A.G. Evans and Dr. D.R. Clarke
Prof. Eckart Meiburg Receives Senior Gledden Fellowship
Prof. Jeff Moehlis Receives Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award
Prof. Linda Petzold Elected ASME Fellow
Chancellor Henry Yang Elected ASME Fellow
Chancellor Henry Yang Receives AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Award
Chancellor Henry Yang Receives Honorary Doctoral Degree from Chinese University of Hong Kong

2007

Prof. Paolo Luzzatto-Fegiz Receives Bolgiano Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from Cornell University
Prof. Robert McMeeking Receives Brown Engineering Alumni Medal
Chancellor Henry Yang Receives UC Santa Barbara Academic Senate Honorary Distinguished Teaching Award
Prof. Brad Paden Elected AIMBE Fellow

2006

Prof. Jeff Moehlis Receives NSF CAREER Award

2005

Prof. Robert McMeeking Elected to National Academy of Engineering
Prof. Eckart Meiburg Receives Humboldt Senior Research Award
Prof. Eckart Meiburg Elected APS Fellow
Prof. Jeff Moehlis Elected Sloan Fellow
Prof. Megan Valentine Receives Burroughs Wellcome Career Award
Prof. Kimberly Foster Receives UCSB Academic Senate Teaching Award
Prof. Linda Petzold Elected AAAS Fellow
Chancellor Henry Yang Receives Honorary Doctoral Degree from City University of Hong Kong

2004

Prof. Bassam Bamieh Receives IEEE Control Society Axelby Award
Prof. Carlos Levi Receives DLR Wissenschaftspreis with Dr. U. Schulz and Dr. S.G. Terry
Prof. Paolo Luzzatto-Fegiz Receives Cornell University Graduate Fellowship
Prof. Robert McMeeking Receives Alexander von Humboldt Senior Research Award
Prof. Megan Valentine Receives Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
Prof. Linda Petzold Elected to National Academy of Engineering
Prof. Robert Odette Receives ANS MS&T Division Best Paper Award
Chancellor Henry Yang Receives Honorary Doctoral Degree from National Taiwan University
Prof. Brad Paden Elected IEEE Fellow

2003

Prof. Francesco Bullo Receives ONR Young Investigator Award
Prof. Paolo Luzzatto-Fegiz Receives Royal Aeronautical Society Prize for Highest First-Class Degree
Prof. Paolo Luzzatto-Fegiz Receives James Graham Prize for Best Experimental Project from the University of Southampton
Prof. Paolo Luzzatto-Fegiz Receives CERN Summer Studentship

2002

Prof. Carlos Levi Receives Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists
Prof. Robert McMeeking Elected AAM Fellow
Chancellor Henry Yang Receives Honorary Doctoral Degree from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

2001

Prof. Kimberly Foster Receives NSF CAREER Award
Prof. Brad Paden Receives IEEE Control Systems Society Technology Award

1980-2000

Prof. Robert McMeeking Elected ASME Fellow (1998)
Prof. Robert Odette Receives ANS Mishima Award (1998)
Prof. Robert Odette Elected ANS Fellow (1998)
Chancellor Henry Yang Receives ASEE Benjamin Garver Lamme Award (1998)

Prof. Bassam Bamieh Receivres NSF CAREER Award (1996)
Chancellor Henry Yang Receives Honorary Doctoral Degree from Purdue University (1996)

Prof. Robert Odette Receives ANS MS&T Division Outstanding Achievement Award (1994)
Chancellor Henry Yang Receives ASEE Centennial Medal (1993)
Chancellor Henry Yang Elected ASEE Fellow (1993)
Prof. Brad Paden Receives ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division Kalman Best Paper Award (1993)
Chancellor Henry Yang Elected to Academia Sinica, National Academy of Science, Engineering and Humanities, Republic of China (1992)
Chancellor Henry Yang Elected to National Academy of Engineering (1991)

Prof. Carlos Levi Receives Significant Contribution Award of the Materials Science and Technology Division of the American Nuclear Society with Dr. M.S. Nagorka and Dr. G.E. Lucas (1990)
Prof. Eckart Meiburg Receives NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award (1990)
Prof. Carlos Levi Receives Marcus A. Grossman Young Author Award of ASM International (1989)
Chancellor Henry Yang Elected AIAA Fellow (1985)

Prof. Carlos Levi Receives Henry Marion Howe Medal of the American Society for Metals (1983)