UC Irvine AAAS

Credit: UC Irvine

Nine UC Irvine faculty members have been honored as 2016 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. They are: top row, from left – Sheryl Tsai, Jonathan Feng and Hal Stern; middle row, from left – Tom Boellstorff, William Maurer and Elizabeth Loftus; bottom row, from left – Ramesh Jain, David Fruman and Gene Tsudik.

Thirty-six University of California campus and affiliated lab researchers are among this year's new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 391 AAAS fellows were honored this year for their contributions to innovation, education and scientific leadership.

AAAS is the world's largest scientific society. The tradition of electing AAAS fellows began in 1874 to recognize members for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. The new fellows, by campus and area of concentration, are:

UC Berkeley

  • Holly Doremus, social, economic and political sciences
  • Mary K. Gaillard, physics (see also Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
  • Krishna K. Niyogi, biological sciences (see also Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

UC Davis

  • James B. Ames, chemistry
  • Simon R. Cherry, engineering
  • Wolf-Dietrich Heyer, biological sciences
  • Neil Hunter, biological sciences
  • Peter B. Moyle, biological sciences
  • Francisco J. Samaniego, statistics
  • Dean J. Tantillo, chemistry

UC Irvine

  • Tom Boellstorff, anthropology
  • Jonathan L. Feng, physics
  • David A. Fruman, biological sciences
  • Ramesh C. Jain, information, computing and communication
  • Elizabeth F. Loftus, psychology
  • William M. Maurer, anthropology
  • Hal S. Stern, statistics
  • Shiou-Chuan (Sheryl) Tsai, chemistry
  • Gene Tsudik, information, computing and communication


  • Chih-Ming Ho, engineering

UC Riverside

  • Howard S. Judelson, agriculture, food and renewable resources
  • Jiří Šimůnek, atmospheric and hydrospheric sciences

UC San Diego

  • Richard T. Carson, social, economic and political sciences
  • Konstantine P. Georgakakos, atmospheric and hydrospheric sciences
  • David Arthur Gough, engineering
  • Larry Lee Smarr, information, computing and communication
  • Lynne D. Talley, atmospheric and hydrospheric sciences


  • Ricardo Felipe Muñoz, psychology

UC Santa Barbara

  • Divyakant Agrawal, information, computing and communication
  • Kaustav Banerjee, engineering
  • Kathleen R. Foltz, biological sciences

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  • Eleanor A. Blakely, biological sciences
  • Mary K. Gaillard, physics
  • Howard S. Matis, physics
  • Krishna K. Niyogi, biological sciences
  • David K. Shuh, chemistry

Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • Scott A. Crooker, physics
  • William C. Louis III, physics