Awards

Feb 12, 2021
The award will give her and her collaborators $1.5 million dollars over three years to use “biological flashlights” to illuminate molecules.
Jan 25, 2021
The professors won awards for their work in research, teaching, and in making the world a better place.
Jul 31, 2020
The awards honor efforts in research, teaching, and in making the world a better place to live.
Nov 25, 2020
Distinction honors careers crackling with trailblazing research.
Nov 25, 2020
They research everything from the unknown corners of the universe to fungi, and what they’ve discovered is in the top one percent of the world’s cited research.
Aug 12, 2020
They’re alive, they’re inside you, and there are trillions of them. But what they are, exactly, is still very much a mystery. “They” are bacteria that have no genetic relation to you, but which call…
Jul 28, 2020
On July 15, Professor Don Blake got a letter letting him know that the UC Irvine Academic Senate had awarded him their Better World Award, which recognizes the impact...
Jul 14, 2020
Irvine, Calif. – The National Science Foundation has awarded $18 million to the University of California, Irvine in support of a new materials research science and engineering center. UCI is one of three MRSECs newly funded by the NSF in 2020, joining 16 other existing centers at leading research institutions in the United States.
Jun 25, 2020
The U.S. Department of Energy has chosen Houlin Xin, UCI assistant professor of physics & astronomy, as an awardee in its DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program.
Jun 23, 2020
This year, UCI granted degrees to 9,907 undergraduate students. And in a testament to the university's dedication to access and affordability, 47 percent of those bachelor’s degrees went to first-generation college students. In place of the large commencement event take normally takes place at the Bren Events Center, graduates were honored during virtual ceremonies.
May 22, 2020
Ideas can come from everywhere. They can ignite when one imagines, for instance, that there could be a connection between the light that a firefly creates and the cells in our bodies, or that there might be a way to better manage fires in the Amazon rainforest by fingerprinting the different varieties of fire that blaze there. Such ideas led eight of our School’s graduate students this year to win the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Student Research Fellowship — a research fellowship…
May 22, 2020
Nobody in Katy Rodriguez Wimberly’s family does anything similar to what she does for a living, so when she heard that she won UCI’s Latino Excellence and Achievement Award, she knew that one of the reasons why was due to how out of the ordinary it was for her to come to UCI to get her PhD.