Our faculty and students strive for excellence in their work.

We are honored to be recognized by esteemed organizations. Below are a few of our most recent accolades.


Glen MacDonald Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Ninety-three new Fellows in the Academies of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science have been elected by their peers for their outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Recognition by…

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Dr. Michael Stenstrom awarded Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal

The Fair Medal recognizes accomplishments in the education and development of future engineers. This award honors Gordon Maskew Fair, a professor of sanitary engineering at Harvard University. This year’s recipient,…

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Magali Delmas & David Colgan win 2019 ONE Division Book Award for The Green Bundle

On August 12 in Boston, Magali Delmas and David Colgan were awarded the 2019 ONE Division Book Award for The Green Bundle: Pairing the Market with the Planet.  The Organizations…

the green bundle: pairing the market with the planet


Pritzker 2018 Winner, Dan Hammer, wins Mark Bingham Award

Dan Hammer has received the 2019 Mark Bingham Award for Excellence and Achievement, which recognizes recent graduates for their outstanding contribution to their community, country, or the world at large.…

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UCLA student Alex Arnold selected for the President’s Award for Outstanding Student Leadership

Alex Arnold, a Center for Diverse Leadership in Science Fellow and a grad student in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, has been selected for the President’s Award for Outstanding Student Leadership.…

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Noam Rosenthal Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge finalist

UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability PhD student Noam Rosenthal and Anderson students Hadley Stork  and Jonathan Tenenbaum were selected as finalists to compete in the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing…

noam rosenthal kellogg-morgan stanley sustainable investing challenge finalist


Tanner Waters awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

First generation college student, Tanner Waters, was awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The prestigious award provides three years of support to graduate researchers. Growing up 15 minutes…

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Jennifer Jay awarded the Lockheed Martin Award for Excellence in Teaching

Jennifer Jay, professor of civil and environmental engineering, received the Lockheed Martin Award for Excellence in Teaching.  Jay incorporates a service-learning component in her classes, and teaches a year-long freshmen…

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Stephanie Pincetl awarded the 2019 Meredith F. Burrill Award

Stephanie Pincetl, University of California Los Angeles, has been an intellectual leader in the field of urban sustainability, known particularly for her extensive research on urban metabolism and effective resource…

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Peter Kareiva, four other IoES faculty included in list of most influential scholars

In its annual list, Clarivate Analytics names the most highly cited researchers by other scientific research papers in 21 fields across the sciences and social sciences. The 2018 list is…


Civil and environmental engineering professor receives major international honor

Shaily Mahendra, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Samueli Fellow, has received a 2018 Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman award from the Government of India Non-Resident Indian…



Paul Barber’s research article on sushi ‘fish fraud’ among most downloaded

The article, published in Conservation Biology, was downloaded 1,751 times in the 12 months following its publication.

paul barber’s research article on sushi ‘fish fraud’ among most downloaded