The academy’s citation recognized Liao "for advances in metabolic engineering of microorganisms to produce fuels and chemicals." He joins 68 other new members and 11 foreign associates elected for their outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education," the academy announced today.
Christofides, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and of electrical engineering at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, was honored for "the development of rigorous methods for analysis and control of nonlinear, hybrid and distributed parameter processes." His research interests are in the areas of control, dynamics and optimization, including both theory and applications; computational process modeling and simulation; and applied mathematics. His laboratory seeks to develop new methods for the systematic and rigorous solution of complex process-control and systems-engineering problems.
The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is seeking a faculty candidate with extraordinary research and teaching capability in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
UCLA Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department Ranked 12 in QS Global University Rating Systems
The department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles is ranked 12 among the best universities in the world.
Yvonne Chen, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Early Independence Award. The award seeks to "encourage junior scientists who have demonstrated outstanding scientific creativity, intellectual maturity, and leadership skills with the opportunity to conduct independent biomedical or behavioral research by skipping the traditional post-doctoral training period."
Yi Tang has received an NIH Director's Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Established in 2004, the award supports investigators taking "highly innovative approaches that have the potential to produce a high impact on a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research."