Three faculty elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 13, 2017
By: Public Affairs
Professors Tsu-Jae King Liu, Katherine Yelick, Gerbrand Ceder
Professors Tsu-Jae King Liu, Katherine Yelick, Gerbrand Ceder (UC Berkeley photos)

Three UC Berkeley professors are among 11 University of California researchers elected to the National Academy of Engineering, among the highest honors in the profession.

The three are: 

Gerbrand Ceder: A Chancellor’s Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Berkeley and researcher in the materials sciences division of Berkeley Lab, Ceder was recognized “for the development of practical computational materials design and its application to the improvement of energy storage technology.”

Tsu-Jae King Liu:  The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Distinguished Professor in Microelectronics, Liu was recognized “for contributions to the fin field effect transistor (FinFET) and its application to nanometer complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology.” She studies nanometer-scale logic and memory devices, and advanced materials, process technology and devices for energy-efficient electronics.

Katherine Yelick: A professor of electrical engineering and computer science at UC Berkeley and associate laboratory director for computing sciences at Berkeley Lab, Yelick was recognized “for software innovation and leadership in high-performance computing.” Her research interests include parallel programming languages, automatic performance tuning, performance analysis, parallel algorithms and optimizing compilers.

Read about all the researchers honored on the UC website