Jan 31, 2023

Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to share that six UCI researchers have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. It is my honor to acknowledge these extraordinary scholars for their accomplishments, which have significantly contributed to a broad range of fields. With this 2022 cohort, UCI has 203 AAAS fellows.

Below are the new fellows from UCI and the AAAS citation for each:

  • Alexander Chernyshev, Professor, Physics and Astronomy – for contributions to the theoretical understanding of quantum materials.
  • Aimee Edinger, Professor and Chancellor’s Fellow, Developmental and Cell Biology – for distinguished contributions to the field of cancer metabolism, particularly dissecting the signals that control endo-lysosomal trafficking in health and disease.
  • Tryphon Georgiou, Distinguished Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – for distinguished contributions to mathematical control systems theory.
  • Gregory Hickok, Distinguished Professor, Cognitive Sciences and Language Science and Chair, Language Science – for distinguished contributions to the field of cognitive neuroscience, particularly using an integrated behavioral, neuroimaging and computational approach to advance understanding of the functional anatomy and computational architecture of language.      
  • Julie Schoenung, Professor and Chair, Materials Science and Engineering – for distinguished contributions to the synthesis and characterization of advanced structural materials, particularly nanostructured materials, coatings, additive manufacturing and green engineering.
  • Georg Striedter, Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior – for distinguished contributions to the field of central nervous system evolution, particularly comparative evolution of the brains of humans and avian species and origins of languages and cognition in the brain.

The new fellows will each receive an official certificate and a gold-and-blue rosette pin at a gathering later this year. The new class will also be featured this month in the AAAS News & Notes section of Science.

Please join me in congratulating our colleagues on this achievement.


Hal Stern
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Chancellor’s Professor, Department of Statistics