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The California NanoSystems Institute is a partnership between the David Geffen School of Medicine, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the UCLA College of Letters and Science, and the School of Public Health. CNSI faculty members have won numerous accolades for their excellence in research, teaching and service. The following list includes fellows, elected members, and other categories of distinction, where applicable.


American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy's elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs.

  • Bertozzi, Andrea L. (2010 Fellow), Mathematics
  • Eisenberg, David S. (1991 Fellow), Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Biological Chemistry, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Gelbart, William M. (2009 Fellow), Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry
  • Houk, Kendall (2002 Fellow), Chemistry and Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry
  • Levine, Raphael (1995 Foreign Honorary Member), Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry
  • Osher, Stanley (2009 Fellow), Mathematics
  • Witte, Owen (1996 Fellow), Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, Molecular & Medical Pharmacology

American Academy of Microbiology

The American Academy of Microbiology is the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the world's oldest and largest life science organization. The mission of the Academy is to recognize scientists for outstanding contributions to microbiology and provide microbiological expertise in the service of science and the public.

  • Miller, Jeffrey (2003 Fellow), Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics
  • Witte, Owen (Fellow), Developmental Immunology, Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics; Molecular & Medical Pharmacology

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson, and professional association. AAAS seeks to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people."

  • Eisenberg, David (2001 Fellow), Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Biological Chemistry, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Feigon, Juli (Fellow), Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology
  • Garcia-Garibay, Miguel (2008 Fellow), Chemistry and Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry
  • Garrell, Robin L. (2002 Fellow), Chemistry and Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry
  • Houk, Kendall (Fellow), Chemistry and Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry
  • Kaner, Richard (2000 Fellow), Chemistry and Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Modlin, Robert (2011 Fellow), Dermatology, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
  • Weiss, Paul (2000 Fellow), Chemistry and Biochemistry, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Yeates, Todd O. (2002 Fellow), Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology

American Chemical Society (ACS)

With more than 163,000 members, the American Chemical Society is the world's largest scientific society and one of the world's leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe.

  • Houk, Kendall (2009 Fellow), Chemistry and Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry
  • Weiss, Paul (2010 Fellow), Chemistry and Biochemistry, Materials Science and Engineering

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

AIChE is the world's leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with over 40,000 members from over 90 countries. AIChE has the breadth of resources and expertise you need whether you are in core process industries or emerging areas, such as nanobiotechnology.

  • Cohen, Yoram (Fellow), Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering was founded in 1991 to establish a clear and comprehensive identity for the field of medical and biological engineering - which is the bridge between the principles of engineering science and practice, and the problems and issues of biological and medical science and practice.

  • Liao, James (Fellow), Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Monbouquette, Harold (Fellow), Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Phelps, Michael (Fellow), Molecular & Medical Pharmacology

American Mathematical Society (AMS)

The AMS, founded in 1888 to further the interests of mathematical research and scholarship, serves the national and international community through its publications, meetings, advocacy and other programs, which promote mathematical research, its communication and uses, encourage and promote the transmission of mathematical understanding and skills, support mathematical education at all levels, advance the status of the profession of mathematics, encouraging and facilitating full participation of all individuals, foster an awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life.

  • Bertozzi, Andrea L. (2013 Fellow), Mathematics
  • Caflisch, Russel (2013 Fellow), Mathematics, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Osher, Stanley (2013 Fellow), Mathematics

American Philosophical Society

An eminent scholarly organization of international reputation, the American Philosophical Society promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach. This country's first learned society, the APS has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life for over 250 years.

  • Eisenberg, David (Elected 2003), Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Biological Chemistry, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Levine, Raphael (Elected 1996), Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry

American Physical Society (APS)

The American Physical Society strives to be the leading voice for physics and an authoritative source of physics information for the advancement of physics and the benefit of humanity; provide effective programs in support of the physics community and the conduct of physics; collaborate with national scientific societies for the advancement of science, science education and the science community; cooperate with international physics societies to promote physics, to support physicists worldwide and to foster international collaboration; promote an active, engaged and diverse membership, and support the activities of its units and members.

  • Bertozzi, Andrea L. (2016 Fellow), Mathematics
  • Bruinsma, Robijn (2002 Fellow), Physics and Astronomy
  • Gelbart, William M. (1987 Fellow), Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry
  • Gruner, George (1988 Fellow), Physics and Astronomy
  • Jalali, Bahram (2010 Fellow), Electrical Engineering
  • Jiang, Hong-Wen (2002 Fellow), Physics and Astronomy
  • Mason, Thomas (2008 Fellow), Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy
  • Putterman, Seth (1997 Fellow), Physics and Astronomy
  • Weiss, Paul (2002 Fellow), Chemistry and Biochemistry, Materials Science and Engineering

American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI)

The American Society for Clinical Investigation, established in 1908, is one of the nation's oldest and most respected medical honor societies. The ASCI comprises more than 2,800 physician-scientists from all medical specialties elected to the Society for their outstanding records of scholarly achievement in biomedical research.

  • Demer, Linda (2000 Elected Member), Medicine, Physiology
  • Denny, Christopher (1998 Elected Member), Pediatrics
  • Modlin, Robert (1991 Elected Member), Dermatology
  • Nel, Andre (1993 Elected Member), Medicine
  • Teitell, Michael (2004 Elected Member), Pediatrics, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Witte, Owen (1989 Elected Member), Developmental Immunology, Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, Molecular & Medical Pharmacology

American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME)

ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society.

  • Carman, Gregory (2003 Fellow), Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Lynch, Christopher (2004 Fellow), Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

American Vacuum Society (AVS)

AVS is a nonprofit organization that promotes communication, education, networking, recommended practices, research, and the dissemination of knowledge on an international scale, in the application of vacuum and other controlled environments to understand and develop interfaces, new materials, processes, and devices through the interaction of science and technology.

  • Weiss, Paul (2007 Fellow), Chemistry and Biochemistry, Materials Science and Engineering

Association of American Physicians (AAP)

The Association of American Physicians is a nonprofit, professional organization founded in 1885 by seven physicians, including Dr. William Osler, for "the advancement of scientific and practical medicine." Now the Association is composed of about 1200 active members and approximately 550 emeritus and honorary members from the United States, Canada and other countries.

  • Liao, James (Elected Member), Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Modlin, Robert (Elected Member), Dermatology

Biophysical Society (BS)

The Biophysical Society was founded in 1957 to encourage development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. It does so through its many programs, including its meetings, publications, and committee outreach activities. The Society's members, now over 9,000, work in academia, industry, and in government agencies throughout the world.

  • Eisenberg, David (1999 Fellow), Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Biological Chemistry, Chemistry and Biochemistry

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