Faculty Honors and Awards

Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Chemical Society (ACS) Awards

American Peptide Society

American Physical Society

American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP)

Arthur E. Schwarting Award

Aschoff's Ruler Society for Research on Biological Rythms (SRBR)

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Senior Scientist Mentor Award

Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Medal

Chinese Academy of Sciences

International Association of Advanced Materials

International EPR Society

International Society of Electrochemistry

Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award, The Biophysical Society

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF of China

National Science Teachers Assocation

Pew Charitable Trusts

Society of Research on Biological Rhythms

UC Santa Cruz

U.S. Department of Defense

World Innovation Foundation


    Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award

  • The award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.

    ♦  Todd Wipke (1987)

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  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • AAAS Fellows

    Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.

    ♦  Ilan Benjamin (2012)

    ♦  Glenn Millhauser (2010)

    ♦  Phil Crews (2008)

    ♦  Pradip Mascharak (2008)

    ♦  Jin Zhang (2007)

    ♦  Olof Einarsdottir (2006)

    ♦  David Kliger (2003)

    ♦  Claude Bernansconi (1987)

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  • American Chemical Society (ACS) Awards

  • RA Glenn Award

    ♦   Jin Zhang (2014)

    ACS Fellow

    The American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows Program was created by the ACS Board of Directors in December 2008 to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the Society.  

    ♦   Jin Zhang (2011)

    ACS Award for Computer in Chemistry

    To recognize and encourage the use of computers in the advancement of chemical and biological sciences.

    ♦  Todd Wipke (1987)

    Herman Skolnik Award

    ♦  Todd Wipke (1991)

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  • American Peptide Society

  • The APS Early Career Lectureship Award

    Established in 2019 and sponsored by the American Peptide Society, the Early Career Lectureship recognizes outstanding early career investigators who have demonstrated innovative research in peptide science. Two recipients will be chosen biennially and each will deliver a talk at the Symposium in a session appropriate to their work. The APS will support the registration, lodging at the conference hotel and up to $1000 in travel expenses of the awardees.

    ♦  Jevgenij Raskatov (2019)

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  • American Physical Society

  • APS Fellow

    Exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise; e.g., outstanding physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education. Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers.

    ♦  Ilan Benjamin (2013)

    ♦  Jin Zhang (2009)

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  • American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP)

  • ASP Fellow

    Fellows of the American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP) are chosen because of their continuing, high level contributions in the field of natural products and records of sustained achievement within their sub-disciplines. The status of ASP Fellows differ from other awards and honors of the ASP in that Fellows are expected to serve an active role in the ASP by furthering natural products sciences.

    ♦ Phil Crews (2008)

    Research Achievement Award

    The Norman R Farnsworth ASP Research Achievement Awardis selected by the American Society of Pharmacognosy annually. Candidates must be members of the Society who have made outstanding contributions to research on natural products.

    ♦ Phil Crews (2007)

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  • Arthur E. Schwarting Award

  • In 2001, the Foundation Board of the American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP) began a new initiative as a result of the Arthur E. Schwarting and Jack L. Beal Awards for best papers in the Journal of Natural Products. In this manner, two former distinguished editors of the journal are fondly remembered. 

    ♦  Phil Crews (2005)

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  • Aschoff's Ruler Society for Research on Biological Rythms (SRBR)

  • Jürgen Aschoff, one of the founders of the field, made fundamental observations about how animals respond to light that became known as Aschoff's Rule. In 1991, one of the scientists Aschoff mentored, Till Roenneberg, took from Aschoff's lab the battered old wooden ruler he had used to trace patterns in behavioral data, mounted it on a bronze plaque, and began the tradition of giving Aschoff's Ruler to a top scientist in the field.

    ♦  Carrie Partch (2018)


  • Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Senior Scientist Mentor Award

  • The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation supports emeritus faculty who maintain active research programs with undergraduates in the chemical sciences.

    ♦  Phil Crews (2016)


  • Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Medal

  • CRSI is the Indian equivalent of AAAS. It makes only one to three awards per year to scientists of Indian origin who have contributed extensively to the promotion of Chemical Research

    ♦  Pradip Mascharak (2017)


  • Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • Eminent Oversea Scholar

    ♦  Shaowei Chen (2005)

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  • International Association of Advanced Materials

  • Professor Jin Zhang selected fellow of IAAM (International Association of Advanced Materials)
    and to give the award lecture at the European Advanced Nanomaterials Congress in October 2019. International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) is an international organization to provide research and education forum for the developments of the rapidly expanding field of Advanced Materials Science, Engineering and Technology.
    ♦ Jin Zhang (2019)

  • International EPR Society

  • Silver Medal - Biology/Medicine

    Medal shall be awarded for distinguished (significant) contributions to EPR (ESR) spectroscopy including its applications, development and improvements

    ♦   Glenn Millhauser (2012)

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  • International Society of Electrochemistry

  • Tajima Prize

    The Tajima Prize recognizes the contributions made by younger electrochemists

    ♦  Shaowei Chen (2005)

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  • Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award, The Biophysical Society

  • The Dayhoff Award honors the memory of Margaret Dayhoff, former President of the Biophysical Society, and is given to a woman who holds very high promise or has achieved prominence while developing the early stages of a career in biophysical research within the purview and interest of the Biophysical Society.

    ♦  Carrie Partch (2018)

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  • The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA)

  • Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman award

    The medal recognizes outstanding services and achievements by Indians in the international arena.

    ♦  Pradip Mascharak (2014)

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  • National Science Foundation

  • NSF Career Award

    NSF presents the CAREER award to faculty "who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research." 

    ♦  Yat Li (2009)

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  • NSF of China

  • Overseas Young Investigator Award

    ♦  Jin Zhang (2006)

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  • National Science Teachers Assocation

  • Gustav Ohaus Award for Innovations in College Science Teaching

    ♦  Frank Andrews (1975)

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  • Pew Charitable Trusts

  • Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences

    The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health.

    ♦  Seth Rubin (2008)

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  • Society for Research on Biological Rhythms

  • 2016 Junior Faculty Research Award from the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, the chronobiology field's premier research society. This inaugural award, one of two given internationally, recognizes an outstanding pre-tenure faculty member for their independent contributions to the field.

    • Carrie Partch

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  • UC Santa Cruz

  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Division of Physical & Biological Sciences

    ♦  Glenn Millhauser (2018)

    ♦   Pradip Mascharak (2016)  

    ♦   Phil Crews (2009)

    ♦  Dave Kliger (1993)

    Hellman Fellows Program (to support substantially the research of promising assistant professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research)

    ♦  Yuan Ping (2018)

    ♦  Alex Ayzner (2016)

    ♦  Jevgenij Raskatov (2016)

    Ron Ruby Award for Teaching Excellence in the Physical & Biological Sciences

    ♦   Caitlin Binder (2016)

    ♦   Bakthan Singaram (2012)

    UCSC Excellence in Teaching Award

    ♦  Glenn Millhauser (2016)

    ♦  Rebecca Braslau (2014)

    ♦  Eugene Switkes (2003)

    ♦  Glenn Millhauser (2002)

    ♦  Frank Andrews (2001)

    ♦  Bakthan Singaram (1995)

    Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Diversity

    ♦  Ólöf Einarsdóttir (2017 - Women In Science and Engineering)

    ♦  Eugene Switkes (2009)

    ♦  Pradip Mascharak (2005)

    ♦  Phil Crews (2004)

    Distinguished Teaching Award, UCSC Alumni Association

    ♦  Frank Andrews (1991)

     Eugene Switkes (1986)

    Dean Mchenry Award for Distinguished Academic Senate Service

    ♦  Roger Anderson (2008)

    Favorite Professor Award, Student Alumni Council, UCSC Alumni Assocation

    ♦  Frank Andrews (1993, 92, 91)

    Teacher of the Year, Re-Entry Services Program

    ♦  Frank Andrews (2001)

    ♦  Bakthan Singaram (1995)

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  • U.S. Department of Defense

  • Breast Cancer Research Program Breakthrough Award

    ♦  Seth Rubin (2014)

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  • World Innovation Foundation

  • WIF Fellows have attained a high level of quality in education and research, according to their peers, in their own countries and in the international arena. They must be humanitarians dedicated to making the world sustainable for future generations.

    ♦  David Kliger (2003)

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