Below is a list of our Miller members who have recently received awards or who have been highlighted in the media. Also, the Miller Newsletters is another way to find out what is currently happening in our Miller Community.

  • Rebecca Schulman (Miller Fellow 2008 - 2011)
    received a DOE Early Career Award for a project entitled "Resilient Hydrogels from the Nanoscale to the Macroscale" and a DARPA Young Faculty Award for a project entitled "Self-Targeting Biotic-Abiotic Interfaces".

  • Yue Wu (Miller Fellow 2006 - 2009)
    was selected as the recipient for the 2016 Young Investigator Award from American Institute of Chemical Engineers Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum. This award recognizes outstanding interdisciplinary research in nanoscience and nanotechnology by engineers or scientists in the early stages of their professional careers.

  • Jeff Townsend (Miller Fellow 2002 - 2005)
    and collaborators in Yale's genetics, pathology, and pharmacology departments had generated an immense wealth of genome sequencing data from cancer patients. Their research was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, providing new evidence that the development of cancer in an individual's body can be thought of as an evolutionary process. Read more...

  • Alex Hayes (Miller Fellow 2011 - 2014)
    received the 2016 Zeldovich Medal, in Commission B (planets) from COSPAR (Committee on Space Research for the International Council of Science) and the Russian Academy of Sciences. The award is given to young scientists who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in their field of research.

  • Bin Yu (Miller Professor 2004, 2016 - 2017)
    was interviewed by the American Statistical Association for their June 2016 issue in association with the Women in Science and Data Science Conference. See the full artile on pages 29-30.

  • Alejandro Rico Guevara (Incoming Miller Fellow 2017 - 2020)
    received the Pitelka Award for Excellence in Research from the International Society for Behavioral Ecology.

  • N. Louise Glass (Miller Professor 2011 - 2012)
    has accepted the position of Director of the Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

  • Britt Glaunsinger (Miller Professor 2015) featured in Daily Cal Article.

  • Steven Lindow (Miller Professor 2010)
    has been selected to receive the Award of Distinction, the highest award made by the American Phytopathological Society in honor of his significant contributions to the science of plant pathology.

  • Professor Stephen Leone (Visiting Miller Professor 1990, Miller Professor 2010, Advisory Board Member 2015 - Current)
    to receive an Honorary DSc Degree from the University of Warwick on Monday, July 18, 2016.

  • Adam Summers (Miller Fellow 1999 - 2001) helped Pixar bring the "Finding Dory" film’s characters to life.

  • Mikhail Shapiro (Miller Fellow 2011 - 2013)
    is among 37 promising scientists who have received research awards from the Pew Charitable Trusts to pursue research in cell biology, neuroscience and cancer.

  • Marius Crainic (Miller Fellow 2001 - 2002, Mathematics) and Shrinivas Kulkarni (Visiting Miller Professor 1995, Astronomy)
    are among 16 prominent researchers appointed as new members of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  • Sheila Patek (Miller Fellow 2001 - 2004, Biology) defended basic science research on PBS Newshour.

  • Eliezer Rabinovici (Visiting Miller Professor 2002, Physics)
    has been elected as Vice-President of the Council of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the highest authority of the organization. Additionally, his term as VP of the SESAME Council is soon coming to an end.

  • Greg Bowman (Miller Fellow 2011 - 2014)
    received a new five year grant award from the National Science Foundation for his research entitled “CAREER: FAST methods for protein folding and design.”

  • Gil Navon (Visiting Miller Professor 1997)
    was awarded the Gold Medal from the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM).

  • Julian Shun (Miller Fellow 2015 - 2018)
    has won the 2015 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award for "Shared-Memory Parallelism Can Be Simple, Fast, and Scalable." This award is presented annually to the author of the best doctoral dissertation in computer science and engineering.

  • The Miller Institute is proud to announce the following members who have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research:

    • Ian Agol (Miller Professor 2012)
    • Roberto Car (Visiting Miller Professor 1994)
    • Arup Chakraborty (Miller Professor 2000)
    • Steven Evans (Miller Professor 2002 - 2003)
    • Marsha Lester (Visiting Miller Professor 2003)
    • Susan Marqusee (Miller Professor 2016 - 2017)
    • Peidong Yang (Miller Professor 2009)
    • Yuval Peres (Miller Professor 2002 - 2003)

  • The National Academy of Sciences has honored Richard Henderson (Visiting Miller Professor 1993)
    the Alexander Hollaender Award in Biophysics in recognition of his extraordinary scientific achievement.

  • Former Miller Members are among 50 leading scientists elected as Fellows of Royal Society:

    • Steven Balbus (Visiting Miller Professor 2012)
    • Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan (Visiting Miller Professor 2006)
    • William Miller (Miller Professor 1978 -1979, 1998 - 1999)
    • Svante Paabo (Visiting Miller Professor 2013)
    • John Spence (Visiting Miller Professor 1997)

  • Congratulations to three members of the Miller Institute community who have been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences:

    • Donna Blackmond (Visiting Miller Professor 2003, Chemistry)
    • Joel Kingsolver (Miller Fellow 1981 - 1983, Biology)
    • Sarah Otto (Milller Fellow 1992 - 1994, Integrative Biology)

  • Marc Kamionkowski (Visiting Miller Professor 2010, Physics)
    was recently elected a 2016 Fellow of the International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation "for his contributions to contemporary cosmology and general relativity, particularly the development of the theoretical foundation for the detection of relic gravitational waves from inflation in the Cosmic Microwave Background polarization.” Read More.

  • Feryal ”¶zel (Visiting Miller Professor 2014, Astronomy)
    was awarded a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship to carry out high resolution studies of compact objects, including the surfaces of neutron stars and the event horizons of black holes.

  • Chris Fromme (Miller Fellow 2004 - 2007, Molecular & Cell Biology)
    was named a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow where he will be a Visiting Fellow of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge, UK to do a sabbatical research at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology.

  • Lisa Pruitt (Miller Professor 2000, Mechanical Engineering)
    honored with the 57th Annual Distinguished Teaching Award for her inspiring and transformational teaching.

  • Michael Manga's (Miller Fellow 1994 - 1996, Miller Professor 2008 - 2009, EPS; MIBRS Executive Director 2011 - 2012 & 2013 - 2016)
    new article on volcanology, hydrology, geodynamics, fluid mechanics and planetary science in the Tectonophysics Journal.

  • Erin O'Shea (Miller Fellow 1992 - 1994, Biology) named new President of HHMI.

  • Adam Summers' (Miller Fellow 1999 - 2001, Integrative Biology) work featured in an award winning short video.

  • Chang Liu (Miller Fellow 2009 - 2012, Bioengineering) and Yogesh Surendranath (Miller Fellow 2011 - 2013, Chemistry)
    are the winners of the 2016 Sloan Research Fellowships. Read More...

  • Saul Perlmutter (Miller Senior Fellow 2009, Physics)
    to lead a 29-member scientific dark energy team from 15 institutions on NASA's new WFIRST mission. Read More...

  • Paul Alivisatos (Miller Professor 2001 - 2002, Chemistry)
    has been awarded the international Dan David Prize for his contributions in the field of nanoscience. Read More...

  • John Pendry (Visiting Miller Professor 1991) 
    has been awarded the international Dan David Prize for the most significant advances in electromagnetism. Read More...

  • Paul Alivisatos (Miller Professor 2001 - 2002, Chemistry)
    has been appointed as Berkeley’s next Vice Chancellor, Research, effective March 1, 2016.

  • Roger Blandford (Visiting Miller Professor 2013, Astronomy)
    and Roy Kerr have been awarded the 2016 Crafoord Prize in Astronomy "for fundamental work concerning rotating black holes and their astrophysical consequences". Read More...

  • Philip Hopkins (Miller Fellow 2008-2011, Astronomy)
    won this year's Warner Prize from the American Astronomical Society, which recognises an early-career astronomer for significant contributions to astronomy in the five years preceding the award.

  • The White House announced the latest recipients of the National Medal of Science.
    Paul Alivisatos (Miller Professor 2001 - 2002, Chemistry) and 
    Simon Levin (Visiting Miller Professor Spring 2003, Integrative Biology)

    are among this year's nine recipients of the nation's highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology.

  • Sergio Ferrara (Visiting Miller Professor 2008, Physics)
    was recently awarded a prize The 99th Medal of Honour of JINR (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna) in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the very founding and to the development of the Theory of Supergravity, on the special occasion of his 70th jubilee and of the 100th anniversary of General Relativity.

  • Jasper Rine (Miller Professor 1993, Molecular & Cell Biology and Executive Committee Member)
    is among the three UC Berkeley faculty members elected to the National Academy of Inventors. Read More...

  • Alex Zettl (Miller Professor 1995, Physics)
    and the Zettl Research Group is among the 2015 R&D 100 seven awardees for developing Extended Pressure Inductive Coupled Plasma-synthesized Boron Nitride Nanotubes (EPIC BNNTs). Read More...

  • Dmitry Budker (Miller Professor 2002 - 2003, 2012, Physics)
    is the co-principal investigator for the "Network of Sensors for Exotic Physics" project to search for ultra-light subatomic particles believed to constitute dark matter. Read More...

  • Steve Louie (Miller Professor 1986 - 1987, Physics)
    awarded the 2015 Materials Research Society (MRS) Theory Award "for his seminal contributions to the development of ab initio methods for and the elucidation of many-electron effects in electronic excitations and optical properties of solids and nano-structures." Read More...

  • Ashvin Vishwanath (Miller Professor 2009, Physics) named Simons Investigator. Read More...

  • Bin Yu (Miller Professor 2004, Statistics)
    and her team's statistical strategies research achievement was featured on the UC Berkekey homepage. Read More...

  • Ken Ribet (Miller Professor 1990, Mathematics)
    has been elected to serve as the President-elect of the American Mathematical Society. Read More...

  • The 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics was presented to Ian Agol (Miller Professor 2012, Mathematics). Read More...

  • Kam-Biu Luk (Miller Professor 2001, Physics) shares the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in PhysicsRead More...

  • Svante Pääbo (Visiting Miller Professor 2013, Integrative Biology) shares the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Life SciencesRead More...

  • Adam Summers (Miller Fellow 1999-2001), received the Bio Art Award. Read More...

  • Geoff Marcy has stepped down from the University, and by mutual agreement has relinquished his appointment as a Miller Senior Fellow.

  • Donna G. Blackmond (Visiting Miller Professor Spring 2003, Chemistry), wins Chemical Pioneer Award.

  • Thomas P. Russell (Visiting Miller Professor Spring 2009, Chemistry)
    wins the 2016 ACS Award in Applied Polymer Science, sponsored by Eastman Chemical. Read More...

  • Donna G. Blackmond (Visiting Miller Professor Spring 2003, Chemistry) 
    was awarded the Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis, sponsored by the Gabor A. & Judith K. Somorjai Endowment Fund from the American Chemical Society. Read More...

  • Roberto Car (Visiting Miller Professor Spring 1994, Physics)
    wins the 2016 ACS Award in Theoretical Chemistry, sponsored by ACS. Read More...

  • Mostafa A. El-Sayed (Visiting Miller Professor Spring 2007, Chemistry)
    wins the Priestley Medal, sponsored by ACS.

  • Feryal Ozel (Visiting Miller Professor Spring 2014),
    was awarded a APS Fellowship for pathbreaking theoretical and observational contributions to understanding the behavior of high energy astrophysical systems in the universe, including neutron stars, magnetars and black holes; and for leadership in the astrophysics community. Read More...

  • Scott Ransom (Visiting Miller Professor Spring 2015, Astronomy),
    awarded a APS Fellowship for contributions to the study of radio pulsars, including the measurement of pulsar masses that have constrained the equation of state of ultradense matter, the discovery of many millisecond and binary pulsars, and development of key pulsar algorithms. Read More...

  • Aziz Sancar (Visiting Miller Professor Spring 2002, Chemistry)
    shares the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for mechanistic studies of DNA repair. Read More...

  • Chang Liu (Miller Fellow 2009 - 2012, Bioengineering),
    has received a 2015 New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health director. Read More... and More

  • Peidong Yang (Miller Professor Spring 2009, Inorganic Chemistry),
    was named a 2015 MacArthur Fellow for opening new horizons for tackling the global challenge of clean, renewable energy sources through transformative advances in the science of semiconductor nanowires and nanowire photonics. Read More...

  • William Dichtel (Visiting Miller Professor Spring 2016, Chemistry),
    was named a 2015 MacArthur Fellow for pioneering the assembly of molecules into stable, high surface-area networks with potential applications in electronic, optical, and energy storage devices. Read More...

  • Scott Morrison (Miller Fellow 2009 - 2012, Mathematics),
    was named as the recipient of the Medal 2015 of the Australian Mathematical Society. Read More...

  • Barbara Romanowicz (Miller Professor 2010),
    a UC Berkeley professor of earth and planetary science is a senior author and one of University of California, Berkeley, seismologists who have produced for the first time a sharp, three-dimensional scan of Earth that links deep mantle plumes with volcanic hotspots. Read More

  • UC Berkeley chemists, Christopher Chang (Miller Professor 2011-2012) and Omar Yaghi (Visiting Miller Professor 2009)
    who have taken a promising new material that captures and stores carbon dioxide and altered it to convert the captured carbon into a chemical useful to industry, featured in Berkeley News. Read More

  • Mary K. Gaillard (Miller Professor 1987-1988)
    has her new book, “A Singularly Unfeminine Profession: One Woman’s Journey in Physics,” featured in Berkeley News. Read More

  • Chang Liu (Miller Fellow 2009-2012)
    recently accumulated two prestigious accolades; he was named both a Beckman Young Investigator and a DuPont Young Professor. Read More

  • Rebecca Heald (Miller Professor 2009-2010) has her work on "CRISPR-EATING" featured in Berkeley News. Read More

  • Ian Agol (Miller Professor Fall 2012), Jonathan Feng (Miller Fellow 1995-1997), and Ashvin Vishwanath (Miller Professor Fall 2009)
    have been named 2015 Simons Investigators. The program provides $100,000 annually for an initial period of five years to these outstanding scientists. Read More

  • Miller Professors Imke de Pater (Spring 1993 and 2003-2004) and Todd Dawson (Fall 2004), as well as Visiting Miller Professor (2007) Jean-Pierre Vilotte have been named Fellows of the American Geophysical Union, Class of 2015. Read More

  • Peidong Yang (Miller Professor Spring 2009)
    received the 2014 Earnest Orlando Lawrence Award at a ceremony at the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. He was honored for "discoveries advancing synthesis and understanding of nanoscale materials, and for developing novel semiconductor nanowires and metal nanocrystals impacting applications and devices." Read More

  • Yun Song (Miller Professor Fall 2014) has his work highlighted in the Berkeley News. Read More

  • Chemistry professor Alex Pines (Miller Professor 1977-1978, 1998 - 1999, 2000) has been awarded the Berkeley Citation. Read More

  • Miller Senior Fellow Geoff Marcy will run the Optical SETI project at the Lick Observatory as part of the $100 million Breakthrough Prize. Read More

  • Norman Yao (Miller Fellow 2014-2017)
    has been awarded the 2015 Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Atomic, Molecular or Optical Physics, the DAMOP Thesis Prize, for his dissertation presented to Harvard’s Department of Physics. Read More