Awards & Honors

December 2021 | Andrea Monroy Borrego, UC San Diego MRSEC Affiliate Trainee, won UC MEXUS Graduate Student Fellowship
Andrea Monroy Borrego, UC San Diego MRSEC affiliate trainee is named a recipient of the UC MEXUS Graduate Student Fellowship, a five-year fellowship. Andrea is working on using plant viral vectors as Engineered Living Materials (ELMs) for faming of biologics for pharmaceutical industry, in low resource areas and in space.

November 2021 | Reagan Beers, UC San Diego MRSEC Affiliate Trainee awarded 2021-22 Physical Sciences Dean's Undergraduate Award for Excellence
Reagan Beers, UC San Diego MRSEC affiliate trainee is named a recipient of the 2021-22 Physical Sciences Dean's Undergraduate Award for Excellence from Dean Boggs and the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego.

November 2021  |  Rachel Myers from UC San Diego MRSEC REU 2021 program awarded at ABRCMS 2021
Rachel Myers, UC San Diego MRSEC 2021 Research Experience Undergraduate (REU) Program from University of Baltimore County has been awarded for her presentation at the 2021 Annual Biomedical Research Conference For Minority Students.

April 2021  |  Professor Akif Tezcan awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
Akif Tezcan, Professor at the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at UC San Diego, and UC San Diego MRSEC IRG1 Affiliated Faculty has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.

March 2021  |  Professor Shirley Meng selected to the Class of 2021 Materials Research Society Fellows
Shirley Meng, Professor at the Department of Nanoengineering at UC San Diego, a Director of the Institute for Materials Discovery & Design, and UC San Diego MRSEC Facilities and External Relations Lead, has been selected to the Class of 2021 Materials Research Society Fellows.

March 2021  |  Professor Nicole Steinmetz selected a Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials
Professor at the Department of Nanoengineering at UC San Diego, and the UC San Diego MRSEC IRG2 Co-Lead, Nicole Steinmetz, was honored to become a Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials in recognition of her contribution to "Advancement of Materials to Global Excellence".

February 2021  |  Professor Alex Frañó named 2021 Cottrell Scholar Award
Research Corporation for Science Advancement has named 25 outstanding teacher-scholars in chemistry, physics, and astronomy as recipients of its 2021 Cottrell Scholar Awards. Alex Frañó, Professor at the Department of Physics at the University of California San Diego, and a MRSEC-affiliated faculty was among this year's recipients. Read the full story here.

December 2020  |  Professors Shirley Meng and Seth Cohen named in 2020 List of Highly Cited Researchers
Professor of Nanoengineering, and a MRSEC Facilities/External Relations Lead, Shirley Meng, and Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Seth Cohen, MRSEC IRG1-Affiliated Faculty, were among 52 professors and researchers at UC San Diego named in the prestigious list of Highly Cited Researchers in 2020. Researchers earned this distinction by producing multiple publications that rank in the top 1% by citations in their field over the past 11 years. Read the full story here.