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Faculty achievements

World-class faculty are integral to UCI once again earning its standing as one of the best universities in the country.

UCI’s brilliant faculty routinely receive awards and honors for their discoveries. Among the illustrious group of faculty who have called UCI home are three Nobel Prize winners and individuals whose work led to the discovery of the detrimental impact of chlorofluorocarbons on the ozone layer as well as exploration of the use of mRNA as a potential vaccine platform, the foundation of today’s COVID-19 vaccines.

The following are some of the prestigious accolades bestowed upon UCI faculty in 2023.

Guann-Pyng (G.P.) Li (left), UCI professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and David Reinkensmeyer, UCI professor of anatomy and neurobiology and mechanical and aerospace engineering.
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2 UCI researchers named fellows by National Academy of Inventors
G.P. Li and David Reinkensmeyer recognized for beneficial innovations
Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine cites UCI’s Philip Felgner
Vaccine Research & Development Center director noted for contribution to mRNA vaccines
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UC Irvine health psychologist Julian F. Thayer elected to National Aca…
Distinction recognizes his contributions to understanding of stress and disease, aging
Mathematician awarded Barry Prize for Distinguished Intellectual Achie…
Svetlana Jitomirskaya, UCI adjunct professor of mathematics, has received a 2023 Barry Prize from th…
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Fan-Gang Zeng elected to National Academy of Engineering
Acclaimed researcher recognized for developing better treatments for hearing loss and tinnitus
Leo Chavez
UC Irvine’s Leo Chavez elected to membership in the American Academy…
Renowned anthropologist studies international migration, particularly among Latinos
UCI’s 2023-24 Hellman Fellows are (top row, from left) Diu-Huong Nguyen, Nicole Iturriaga, Cyrian Reed and Christopher Miles, as well as (bottom row, from left) Stacy Copp, Salvador Zárate, Herdeline Ardoña and Alexandra Voloshina.
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8 UC Irvine faculty members named Hellman Fellows for 2023-24
Grant program supports research by promising assistant professors
Biological Sciences
American Association for the Advancement of Science honors six UC Irvi…
Scholars are recognized for their achievements in science and society
Héctor Tobar (left) and Roland Betancourt.
Héctor Tobar and Roland Betancourt are named 2023 Guggenheim Fellows
UC Irvine scholars are among 171 recipients of the prestigious award