From left to right: Nobel laureate F. Sherwood Rowland; Pulitzer Prize winner Barry Siegel; and National Humanities Medal recipient Vicki Ruiz.
UCI faculty members are among the most influential and brilliant leaders in the world. Our professors and researchers include Nobel laureates, recipients of the National Medal of Science, and members of the most important prestigious scholarly, scientific and professional organizations.
The Nobel Prize is an international award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden. Since 1901, the prize has been awarded every year for profound achievements that have greatly contributed to physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace.
, Physics, 1995
, Chemistry, 2004
, Chemistry, 1995
National Medal of Science
Established in 1959, the National Medal of Science is a presidential award that recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to science, mathematics and engineering.
, Behavioral & Social Science, 2003
, Physical Sciences, 1983
National Humanities Medal
The National Humanities Medal honors individuals or groups whose work has deepened the nation's understanding of the humanities and broadened engagement with history, literature, languages, philosophy and other related fields.
, History, Chicano/Latino Studies, 2015
The Pulitzer Prize recognizes the most impactful achievements in American journalism, letters, drama and music.
, English, 1996
, English, 2002
, English, 1992
American Philosophical Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Academy of Nursing
National Academy of Education
Updated Dec. 2023
For a more comprehensive list of the awards and honors bestowed upon our faculty, view the following school-specific directories: