Estella Atekwana, dean of the UC Davis College of Letters and Science, has received a 2021 Reginald Fessenden Awardfrom the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. The award recognizes her pioneering work in biogeophysics and advancing our understanding of microbial processes beneath Earth’s surface.
Distinguished Professors of Chemistry Susan Kauzlarich, Carlito Lebrilla and Philip Power have each received national awards from the American Chemical Society (ACS). The awards recognize their achievements in inorganic chemistry (Kauzlarich and Power) and mass spectrometry (Lebrilla).
Assistant professor Jesús Velázquez has been named to Chemical & Engineering News’ (C&EN) Talented 12, class of 2021. The Talented 12 program highlights early career researchers in the chemical sciences who are tackling difficult global problems.
Marie Heffern, assistant professor of chemistry, was awarded a prestigious CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) this month. The NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program funds junior faculty who perform outstanding research, are excellent educators and include outreach in their work. Heffern is the third faculty member in the UC Davis Department of Chemistry to receive a CAREER award in 2021.
Camelia Hostinar, an assistant professor of psychology, will receive an American Psychological Association early career award for her research investigating how poverty influences children’s development.
Five faculty members have received 2021 College of Letters and Science Teaching Awards. The awards recognize outstanding teaching on the undergraduate and graduate levels, both inside and outside the classroom.
David Olson, assistant professor of chemistry, is one of only 16 early-career researchers nationwide selected for the 2021 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation.