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Four UC San Diego Professors Recognized with National Early Career Award

Professors Padmini Rangamani, Darren Lipomi, Piya Pal and Eric Chang, M.D.

Professors Padmini Rangamani, Darren Lipomi, Piya Pal and Eric Chang, M.D.

UC San Diego Professors Eric Chang, Darren Lipomi, Piya Pal, and Padmini Rangamani received the 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government to scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers.

I'm so proud of these four professors and celebrate their achievements.

Our efforts to attract, retain and grow nationally recognized, top-quality, diverse faculty at UC San Diego are paying dividends to our students and to our community. Through leadership in their respective fields, dedication to accessible public education, and commitment to community engagement, these four early-career faculty members demonstrate UC San Diego’s vision to be a leading student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public research university.