UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California San Diego

Faculty honors

One of the Jacobs School 's youngest faculty members was selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering 's annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. CSE professor Serge Belongie, 30, is one of only 88 of the nation's “brightest young engineers” invited to attend the event held in New York Sept. 22-24.The 2005 symposium explored engineering of complex systems, engineering for developing communities, energy, and aspects of identification and verification technologies. The latter is Belongie's area of expertise, including biometrics and computer vision.
Another rising star, Trey Ideker, assistant professor of bioengineering was named one of the nation's top 35 innovators under age 35 by MIT's Technology Review magazine.The magazine recognized Ideker, 33, and other chemists, biologists, software engineers, and chip designers for gravitating to “the most interesting and difficult scientific and engineering problems at hand, and arriving at solutions no one had imagined.”
Several Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering faculty were recently recognized for their career achievements. Sungho Jin, director of the materials science and engineering program, received a Nano 50 Award from Nanotech Briefs.The award recognizes the top 50 technologies, products, and innovators that have significantly influenced—or are expected to impact—the state of the art in nanotechnology.
Robert Bitmead, MAE, has been named a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control for his “contributions to joint modeling and control design in theory and in applications.” The IFAC, headquartered in Austria , is a multinational federation to promote the science and technology of control.
Sia Nemat-Nasser was one of three individuals to be elected an Honorary Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2005.The MAE professor received this career award “for distinguished contributions to the field of mechanics of materials through a dedicated career in teaching and creative research, and leadership in developing multidisciplinary materials engineering research and educational programs; and a lifetime commitment to the enhancement of the engineering profession.”
Technische Universität München awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa degree to MAE professor Frank Talke in recognition of his “extraordinary achievements in the research and development of the mechanics and tribology of magnetic storage systems and the international cooperation in the area of training engineers.”
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