Retreat - Day 1

Day 1 - Friday, March 16


Location: Clark Kerr Conference Center


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.          LUNCH

Great Hall                              Introduction and Welcome Remarks

Mark Richards, Earth and Planetary Science, Berkeley

Keynote Address

Shirley Malcom, American Association for the Advancement of Science


1:00 p.m – 2:30 p.m.              BREAK OUT SESSION: PANEL DISCUSSION


Making Yourself & Your Science Visible


ROOM 102                             Physical Sciences

Miguel Garcia-Garibay, Chemistry, UCLA

Martin Olsson, Mathematics, Berkeley

Fernando Perez, Statistics, Berkeley

Pabo Solis, Mathematics, Stanford (Berkeley PhD)

Danielle Speller, Physics, Yale (Berkeley PhD)


ROOM 104                             Engineering

Kathy Yelick, EECS, Berkeley

Iris Tommelein, Civil & Env. Engineering, Berkeley

David Van Valen, Bio. and Bioeng., Caltech and Stanford (Caltech PhD)

Javier Stober, Research Engineer, MIT (Stanford PhD)


2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.             NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY

Krutch Theater                      Faculty, Postdoctoral Fellows, Graduate Student, Scientists


3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.             BREAK OUT SESSION: Short Research Talks


ROOM     203                         Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Faculty Respondents:

Mary K Gaillard, Physics, Berkeley

Craig Evans, Mathematics, Berkeley


Sgr A* Emission Parametrizations from General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations

Richard Anantua, Astrophysics, Berkeley


Tilings and Matroids on the Lattice Points of a Regular Triangular Region

Felix Gotti, Mathematics, Berkeley


A Statistical Framework for Modeling Tropical Cyclone Genesis

Arturo Fernandez, Statistics, Berkeley


Hermite Eigenmode Expansion and Full Spectrum of Plasma Oscillations in a Collisionless Plasma

Rockford Sison, Mathematics, Berkeley


ROOM     204                          Chemistry

Faculty Respondent:  

Ron Cohen, Chemistry and Earth and Planetary Science, Berkeley

Bob Jacobsen, Physics, Berkeley

Bill Lester, Chemistry, Berkeley


Enantioselective Total Syntheses of Akuammiline Alkaloids

Elias Picazo, Chemistry, UCLA


Catalytic Nitrogen-To-Ammonia Conversion by Osmium and Ruthenium Complexes

Javier Fajardo, Jr., Chemistry, Caltech


Insulator-to-Semiconductor Transition in a Porous Vanadyl Prussian Blue Analogue upon Air Exposure

Mary Anne Manumpil, Chemistry, Stanford


ROOM    102                           Engineering

Faculty Respondent:

Mark Asta, Materials Science, Berkeley

Karl van Bibber, Nuclear Engineering, Berkeley


Constitutive Modeling of Weakly Cemented Sands

Chukwuebuka C. Nweke, Geotechnical Engineering, UCLA


Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Evaluation of Critical Mass in Repository Far-Field

Alex Salazar, Nuclear Engineering, Berkeley


Visually-Mediated Control of Drosophila Haltere Kinematics Modulates Mechanosensory Input

Bradley Dickerson, Biology and Bioengineering, Caltech


ROOM     104                         Engineering

Faculty Respondent:  

Kathy Yelick, EECS, Berkeley

Bil Clemons, Bioengineering, Caltech


Next Generation Spaceborne Wind Scatterometer Weather Radar Satellite Antennas

Jordan Bodhu, Electrical Engineering, UCLA


Near-infrared Nanosensors for Imaging Modulatory Neurotransmit

Abraham Beyene, Chemical Engineering, Berkeley


A Task Based Multi-Physics Solver for Concentrated Solar Energy Receiver Applications

Hilario Torres, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford





5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.           POSTER SESSION & RECEPTION


Welcome Address  

Cindy Weinstein, Caltech

Robin Garrell, UCLA

Page Chamberlain, Stanford

Peter Hitchcock, University of Michigan


                        Connect with California Alliance Faculty

Karen Casciotti, ESS, Stanford

Page Chamberlain, Earth Science, Stanford

Bil Clemons,  Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech

Fiona Doyle, Materials Science, Graduate Dean, Berkeley

Susan Ettner, Medicine and Public Health, UCLA

Michael Frazier, Mech. and Aerospace Eng., UCSD (Caltech PhD)

Ori Ganor, Physics, Berkeley

Miguel Garcia-Garibay, Chemistry, UCLA

Robin Garrell, Chemistry, Graduate Dean, UCLA

Bob Jacobsen, Physics, Berkeley

Mark Lawson, Reproductive Medicine, UC San Diego

William A. Lester, Chemistry, Berkeley

Steven A. Lopez Chem. and Chem. Bio., Northeastern Univ. (UCLA PhD)

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Psychology, Berkeley

Martin Olsson, Mathematics, Berkeley

Fernando Perez, Statistics, Berkeley

Doug Rees, Chemistry, Caltech

Mark Richards, Earth and Planetary Science, Berkeley

Karl van Bibber, Nuclear Engineering, Berkeley

Cindy Weinstein, English, Caltech

Kathy Yelick , EECS, Berkeley

University Club House

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.           DINNER

Keynote Address: Leveraging Your Influence on the Pathway to the Professoriate

Freeman Hrabowski, University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Comments and Announcements

Jermelina Tupas and Mark Leddy, National Science Foundation


Closing Remarks  

Mark Richards, Berkeley