΢Ƶ, Irvine

Faculty Awards and Honors

Section 1

Notable faculty

From left to right: Nobel laureate F. Sherwood Rowland; Pulitzer Prize winner Barry Siegel; and National Humanities Medal recipient Vicki Ruiz.

΢Ƶ faculty members are among the most influential and brilliant leaders in the world. Our professors and researchers include Nobel laureates, recipients of the National Medal of Science, and members of the most important prestigious scholarly, scientific and professional organizations.

Nobel Laureates

The Nobel Prize is an international award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden. Since 1901, the prize has been awarded every year for profound achievements that have greatly contributed to physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace.

, Physics, 1995

, Chemistry, 2004

, Chemistry, 1995

National Medal of Science 

Established in 1959, the National Medal of Science is a presidential award that recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to science, mathematics and engineering.

, Behavioral & Social Science, 2003

, Physical Sciences, 1983

National Humanities Medal

The National Humanities Medal honors individuals or groups whose work has deepened the nation's understanding of the humanities and broadened engagement with history, literature, languages, philosophy and other related fields.

, History, Chicano/Latino Studies, 2015

Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prize recognizes the most impactful achievements in American journalism, letters, drama and music.

, English, 1996

, English, 2002

, English, 1992

Academy Memberships


Additional Distinctions

American Philosophical Society 5
Guggenheim 60
American Association for the Advancement of Science   207
Sloan Foundation 61
American Academy of Nursing 5
National Academy of Education 5
Last updated May 2024