Awards and Honors

John Bissell '08 Develops Bioplastics for the Masses

In 2008, John Bissell, a senior in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, and a group of his peers were encouraged by Frank Loge, a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, to enter a project into the Environmental Protection Agency's People, Prosperity and the Planet Award.

2023 Graduate Student Excellence Awards

The College of Engineering is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Graduate Student Excellence Awards: Isabella Loureiro Muller Costa, Peifen Lyu, Patrick Cunningham and Tanner Finney.  

Scott Mauger, M.S. ’10, Ph.D. ’13 Honored for Contributions to Coating Science and Technology

Scott Mauger, M.S. ’10, Ph.D. ’13 was one of two NREL scientists recognized at this year’s International Society of Coating Science and Technology (ISCST) Symposium for their contributions to coating science and technology.

Mauger—a scientist in the Thin Film and Manufacturing Science Group within the Materials Science Center at the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)—received the L.E. Scriven Young Investigator Award, a prestigious recognition awarded to early-career researchers for outstanding achievements in continuous liquid film coating science and technology.

Thwarting Viruses, Restoring Speech

Chemical engineer and microbiologist Priya Shah has been awarded $40,000 for her project that unravels the essential aspects of arbovirus replication, and aims to thwart a major source of emerging disease by identifying novel therapeutic targets.

Dr. Jovana Veselinović Receives the 2022 Zuhair A. Munir Award

Dr. Jovana Veselinović is the 2022 recipient of the College of Engineering's Zuhair A. Munir Award for best doctoral dissertation. She conducted groundbreaking interdisciplinary work on using nanoporous gold to detect biomarkers of disease while falling in love with Davis. She is the third straight chemical engineer to receive the honor.

Karen McDonald Honored for Excellence in Biochemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering Distinguished Professor Karen McDonald was honored for her outstanding contributions to the field of biochemical engineering with the 2022 Daniel I.C. Wang Award from the American Chemical Society’s Division of Biochemical Technology (ACS BIOT) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Society of Biological Engineering (AIChE/SBE).