Awards and Honors

Gang Sun Receives 2021 AATCC Harold C. Chapin Award

In recognition of his outstanding service to the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Biological and Agricultural Engineering Professor Gang Sun has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Harold C. Chapin Award for his dedicated service and outstanding leadership.

Sun “exceedingly exemplifies the outstanding leadership and dedicated service and outreach as evidenced by his work in the past 27 years,” said the association.

Jesus Fernandez-Bayo's Lab Wins UC Davis Lab Safety Award

UC Davis Safety Service's annual Lab Safety Awards are part of campus' commitment to recognizing labs with a strong safety emphasis who are doing their part to think safe, act safe and be safe. This year's winner for College of Engineering is Jesus Dionisio Fernandez-Bayo's lab in the BAE department.

Tina Jeoh Receives Danisco Foundation Scientific Excellence Medal

Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) Professor Tina Jeoh received the 2021 Danisco Foundation Science Excellence Medal from International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc (IFF). Every year, the award recognizes one scientist for their scientific and operational excellence and a remarkable track record of accomplishments in research and collaboration with industry.

Zhongli Pan Receives 2022 ASABE International Food Engineering Award

Biological and Agricultural Engineering Adjunct Professor Zhongli Pan received the 2022 International Food Engineering Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). The ASABE major award recognizes significant engineering contributions in research, development or the design of food processes. The award also recognizes outstanding leadership, management and education in the food engineering profession.

M.S. student Ivan Wongso wins first place in IFT research competition

Biological systems engineering M.S. student Ivan Wongso has earned first place for his research presentation at the 2021 Food Improved by Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) event, held by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) during its annual meeting. He won over three other finalists under the Quality Management Division.

Ph.D. students Chang Chen and Ke Wang recognized in graduate paper competition

UC Davis biological systems engineers Chang Chen and Ke Wang placed first and third, respectively, in the 2021 graduate student paper competition hosted by the Association of Overseas Chinese Agricultural, Biological and Food Engineers (AOCABFE, also known as AOC). The competition is held every year at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Annual Meeting.