Manabu Shiraiwa is the recipient of the 2020 Kenneth T. Whitby Award from the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR).
The Kenneth T. Whitby Award recognizes outstanding technical contributions to aerosol science and technology by a young scientist. The purpose of the award is to encourage continued work in the field and ongoing support of such endeavors."
Assistant Professor Elizabeth Bess is the recipient of a 2020-2021 Hellman Fellowship Award. This award was created by a generous gift from Mr. F. Warren Hellman, a distinguished UC Berkeley alumnus and supporter of junior faculty. The Hellmann Fellows Fund was created to provide support and encouragement for the research and creative activities of promising faculty at the Assistant Professor rank. This fellowship is awarded annually to 5-7 Assistant Professors across all disciplines at UCI.
Professor Vy Dong has been selected by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Organic Division to receive the 2020 Merck, Sharp & Dohme Award for her creative applications of metal hydride catalysis to address diverse challenges in organic synthesis, including carbon-carbon activation and cyclic peptide construction.
UCI Professors Rachel Martin and James Nowick, along with graduate student Marquise Crosby and undergraduate student T.J. Cross, were featured in the publication of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for their work on seeking protease inhibitors to aid in the fight against SARS-CoV-2.