Caltech 2012 Annual Report

National awards and honors

Institute of Medicine

Members:

Mark E. Davis
Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering

David A. Tirrell
Ross McCollum—William H. Corcoran Professor and Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and Director of the Beckman Institute

National Academy of Sciences

Foreign Associate:

Hiroo Kanamori
John E. and Hazel S. Smits Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus

National Institutes of Health

2012 NIH Director's Pioneer Award:

Doris Ying Tsao
Assistant Professor of Biology

2012 NIH Director's Transformative Research Projects Award:

Dianne K. Newman
Professor of Biology and Geobiology, and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

National Science Foundation

Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation Award:

Rustem F. Ismagilov
John W. and Herberta M. Miles Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering;

Michael Elowitz
Professor of Biology and Bioengineering, and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Recipient:

Frances H. Arnold
Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry

Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers:

Chiara Daraio
Professor of Aeronautics and Applied Physics

Christopher M. Hirata
Professor of Astrophysics

International awards and honors

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) Foundation

2011 Frontiers of Knowledge Award:

Carver Mead
Gordon and Betty Moore Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Emeritus

Alexander J. Varshavsky
Howard and Gwen Laurie Smits Professor of Cell Biology

French Republic

Commandeur de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques:

Ares J. Rosakis
Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Chair, Division of Engineering and Applied Science

German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Otto Warburg Medal:

Alexander J. Varshavsky
Howard and Gwen Laurie Smits Professor of Cell Biology

International Association of Mathematical Physics

2012 Henri Poincaré Prize:

Barry M. Simon
International Business Machines Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, and Executive Officer for Mathematics

International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

2012 IUTAM Bureau Prize:

Dennis M. Kochmann
Assistant Professor of Aerospace

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

2011 International Prize for Biology:

Eric H. Davidson
Norman Chandler Professor of Cell Biology

King Faisal Foundation

2012 King Faisal International Prize for Science:

Alexander J. Varshavsky
Howard and Gwen Laurie Smits Professor of Cell Biology

Wolf Foundation

2012 Wolf Prize in Mathematics, Corecipient:

Michael Aschbacher
Shaler Arthur Hanisch Professor of Mathematics

Awards and honors from
professional societies

American Academy of Microbiology

Fellow:

Jared R. Leadbetter
Professor of Environmental Microbiology

American Association of Physics Teachers

John David Jackson Excellence in Graduate Physics Education Award:

Kip S. Thorne
Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus

American Astronomical Society

2012 Newton Lacy Pierce Prize:

John A. Johnson
Assistant Professor of Planetary Astronomy

2012 Annie J. Cannon Award in Astronomy:

Heather A. Knutson
Assistant Professor of Planetary Science

American Chemical Society

Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry:

Shu-ou Shan
Professor of Chemistry

Women Chemists Committee Rising Star Award:

Sarah E. Reisman
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

American Mathematical Society

2012 Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition, Corecipient:

Michael Aschbacher
Shaler Arthur Hanisch Professor of Mathematics

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

2013 Young Investigator Award:

Shu-ou Shan
Professor of Chemistry

Geochemical Society

V. M. Goldschmidt Award:

Edward M. Stolper
Provost, and William E. Leonhard Professor of Geology

Geological Society of America

2012 Arthur L. Day Medal:

John M. Eiler
Robert P. Sharp Professor of Geology and Professor of Geochemistry

Society for Experimental Mechanics

P. S. Theocaris Award:

Ares J. Rosakis
Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Chair, Division of Engineering and Applied Science

Foundation awards

Clay Mathematics Institute

2012 Clay Research Award, Corecipient:

Vladimir Markovic
Professor of Mathematics

Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation

2012 Fundamental Physics Prize:

Alexei Kitaev
Professor of Theoretical Physics, Computer Science, and Mathematics

Kavli Foundation

2012 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics, Corecipient:

Michael E. Brown
Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor and Professor of Planetary Astronomy

Simons Foundation

Simons Investigator:

Christopher M. Hirata
Professor of Astrophysics

Hirosi Ooguri
Fred Kavli Professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, and Deputy Chair of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

University honors

University of Southern California

2012 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, Corecipient:

John H. Seinfeld
Louis E. Nohl Professor and Professor of Chemical Engineering

The Washington Post and Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership

Top American Leader 2011 Award:

Ahmed H. Zewail
Linus Pauling Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Physics

Institute honors

Associated Students of the California Institute of Technology (ASCIT)

2011–12 Teaching Awards:

Kevin M. Gilmartin
Professor of English

John A. Johnson
Assistant Professor of Planetary Astronomy

Thomas F. Miller III
Professor of Chemistry

Christiane H. Orcel
Lecturer in French

Endowed Professorships:

Jean-Philippe Avouac
Earle C. Anthony Professor of Geology, and Director, Tectonics Observatory

James L. Beck
George W. Housner Professor of Engineering and Applied Science

Joel W. Burdick
Richard L. and Dorothy M. Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering

Gregory C. Fu
Altair Professor of Chemistry

Sossina M. Haile
Carl F Braun Professor of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering

Melany L. Hunt
William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Vice Provost

Anton N. Kapustin
Earle C. Anthony Professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics

Jonathan N. Katz
Kay Sugahara Professor of Social Sciences and Statistics; Director, Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economic and Management Sciences; Chair, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Stephen L. Mayo
Bren Professor of Biology and Chemistry, and William K. Bowes Jr. Foundation Chair, Division of Biology

Robert B. Phillips
Fred and Nancy Morris Professor of Biophysics and Biology

Christina M. Shannon
Richard N. Merkin Professor of Economics and Mathematics

Thomas A. Tombrello
Robert H. Goddard Professor of Physics

Yuk L. Yung
Smits Family Professor of Planetary Science

Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching

Recipient:

Paul D. Asimow
Professor of Geology and Geochemistry