Earth system scientist and physicist recognized for original research
Social sciences scholars awarded for work on human cognition, nuclear proliferation
Earth system scientist is honored for climate change studies
– Shaul Mukamel, a UC Irvine Distinguished Professor of chemistry who probes molecular secrets using ultrafast pulses of laser light, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
The honor, considered one of the highest in scientific research, goes to a professor renowned for his development of a two- story-high, scanning, tunneling microscope to investigate single molecules.
Social Sciences dean and cognitive scientist is recognized for her research on attention, memory and perceptual learning.
UCI faculty now boasts 26 members of the prestigious organization.
Election to the NAS is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a U.S. scientist.