Professor Eugene Chiang Receives 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award
On March 13th 2014, Chancellor Nicholas Dirks announced faculty member Dr. Eugene Chiang as a recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Chiang has been a professor with the Astronomy department since 2001 and currently serves as director of the Berkeley Center for Integrative Planetary Science. His research focuses on theoretical astrophysics, with an emphasis on understanding the origin of planetary systems, both extra-solar and solar.
Dr. Chiang is an active member within the campus community: In addition to acting as head Graduate Advisor for the Astronomy Department, he serves on multiple committees which include the Berkeley Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Honors, and Financial Aid and is the Astronomy Liaison and Co-I for the Berkeley Science and Diversity program. On April 23rd the campus honored Dr. Chiang's excellence in teaching with a public ceremony: in attendance were members of the chancellor's office, the department, Dr. Chiang's family and colleagues, and many of his undergraduate and graduate students.