Feb 10, 2022

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of Chancellor Gillman, we are pleased to announce that two UCI faculty members, Farzad Naeim and Julie Schoenung, have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest distinctions for those in engineering and technical fields.

Farzad Naeim, Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, is being recognized for advancing performance-based seismic design of tall buildings and other structures with instrumentation, isolation, and energy dissipation devices. With nearly 40 years of industry experience, Professor Naeim is a lifetime member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and has won a range of professional awards.

Julie Schoenung, Professor and Chair, Materials Science and Engineering, is being recognized for innovative and interdisciplinary applications of materials engineering in trimodal composites, coatings, additive manufacturing, and green engineering. Professor Schoenung has won numerous awards and distinctions and holds fellowships with Alpha Sigma Mu, the American Ceramic Society, ASM International, the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, and the National Academy of Inventors.

With the election of these two faculty members, UCI is now home to 16 members of the National Academy of Engineering. Please join us in congratulating these faculty members on their outstanding professional achievements.

Sincerely,Hal SternProvost and Executive Vice ChancellorChancellor’s Professor, Department of Statistics

Magnus EgerstedtStacey Nicholas Dean of Engineering, Samueli SchoolProfessor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science