Awards

Recent Awards and Honors

Frances Arnold: Society of Women Engineers Lifetime Achievement Award, August 2017

Frances Arnold: Margaret H Rousseau Pioneer Award, 2017

Frances Arnold: Robert Fletcher Award and Honorary Doctorate, Dartmouth University, 2017

Frances Arnold: National Academy of Sciences Sackler Prize in Convergence Research, 2017

Jenny Kan (postdoc), Rusty Lewis (grad), Kai Chen (grad): Grand Prize winners in the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge, Caltech Resnick Sustainability Institute, November 18, 2016

Jackson Cahn (PhD 2016): Caltech Herbert Newby McCoy Award, given to the most outstanding graduate students in the Divison of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 2016

Frances Arnold: Millennium Technology Prize, Technology Academy Finland, May 2016

Stephan Hammer (current postdoc): Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) postdoctoral fellowship, 2016

David Romney (current postdoc): NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA postdoctoral fellowship, 2016

Ruijie Kelly Zhang (current grad): appointed to the inaugural cohort of the Biotechnology Leadership Training Grant Program at Caltech, 2015

Kevin Yang (current grad): appointed to the inaugural cohort of the Biotechnology Leadership Training Grant Program at Caltech, 2015

Linda Chio (class 2015), John McIntosh (lab mentor): Caltech Merck Index Award, 2015

Austin Rice (current postdoc): NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA postdoctoral fellowship, 2015

Andrew Buller (current postdoc): NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA postdoctoral fellowship, 2015

Jackson Cahn (grad): Global Young Scientists Summit at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2015

Jesse Bloom (PhD 2007): Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences, 2015; Burroughs Wellcome Young Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases, 2015

Claire Bedbrook (current grad): NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA predoctoral fellowship, 2014

Hans Renata (postdoc): Global Young Scientists Summit in Singapore, 2014

Indira Wu (PhD 2013) and Frances Arnold: “Engineered Thermostable Fungal Cel6A and Cel7A Cellobiohydrolases Hydrolyze Cellulose Efficiently at Elevated Temperatures” wins 2014 Elmer Gaden Award from Biotechnology & Bioengineering

Murat Acar (postdoc): NIH New Innovator Award, 2014

Katie Brenner (PhD 2009): L’Oreal USA For Women in Science fellowship, 2014

Arde Boghossian (postdoc): NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA postdoctoral fellowship, 2014

Scott McIsaac (postdoc): Life Sciences Research Foundation research fellowship, 2014

Frances Arnold: Fellow, National Academy of Inventors, 2014

Frances Arnold: Golden Plate Award, Academy of Achievement, 2014

Frances Arnold: US National Inventors Hall of Fame, 2014

Jackson Cahn (grad): Graduate Research Fellowship from the Caltech Resnick Sustainability Institute, 2013

Karolina Kalbarczk (class 2013): Senior Thesis Prize in Chemical Engineering from the Friends of the Caltech Libraries, May 2013

Nikki Peck (grad) and Jane Wang (postdoc): Grand Prize winners in the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge, Caltech Resnick Sustainability Institute, November 2013

Frances Arnold: ENI Prize in Renewable  and Nonconventional Energy, 2013

Frances Arnold: US National Medal of Technology and Innovation, 2011

Frances Arnold: Charles Stark Draper Prize of the National Academy of Engineering, 2011