American Association for the Advancement of Science Honors Six UC Irvine Researchers
Two engineering professors are recognized for their achievements in science and society
Jan. 31, 2023 – The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society, today announced the selection of six University of California, Irvine researchers – in disciplines as varied as cognitive neuroscience and quantum materials – as 2022 fellows.
A total of 508 AAAS members are being honored this year for their scientifically and socially distinguished achievements. The just-elected fellows will receive an official certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin. They will be celebrated later this year at an in-person event. The new class will also be featured this month in the AAAS News & Notes column in Science.
“Congratulations to the six UCI researchers who have been named fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science,” said Pramod Khargonekar, vice chancellor for research. “The research conducted by these scholars is of global importance and brings great credit to the entire UCI community.”
The honorees from UCI – and their AAAS sections and citations – are:
- Alexander Chernyshev (physics section), professor of physics & astronomy, for contributions to the theoretical understanding of quantum materials.
- Aimee Edinger (biological sciences section), professor and Chancellor’s Fellow of developmental & cell biology, for distinguished contributions to the field of cancer metabolism, particularly dissecting the signals that control endo-lysosomal trafficking in health and disease.
- Tryphon Georgiou (engineering section), distinguished professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, for distinguished contributions to mathematical control systems theory.
- Gregory Hickok (psychology section), distinguished professor and chair of language science, for distinguished contributions to the field of cognitive neuroscience, particularly with using an integrated behavioral, neuroimaging and computational approach to advance understanding of the functional anatomy and computational architecture of language.
- Julie Schoenung (engineering section), professor and chair of materials science and engineering, for distinguished contributions to the synthesis and characterization of advanced structural materials, particularly nanostructured materials, coatings, additive manufacturing and green engineering.
- Georg Striedter (neuroscience section), professor of neurobiology & behavior, for distinguished contributions to the field of central nervous system evolution, particularly comparative evolution of the brains of humans and avian species, and origins of languages and cognition in the brain.
With this year’s cohort, UCI has 203 AAAS fellows.
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The American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science, as well as Science Translational Medicine; Science Signaling; a digital, open-access journal, Science Advances; Science Immunology; and Science Robotics. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes more than 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world. The nonprofit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more. For additional information about AAAS, see www.aaas.org.
– Brian Bell / UCI