College of Natural Sciences faculty are award-winning across disciplines and include Nobel Laureates, Medal of Science recipients and more. A small sample of award winners are listed below.

Nobel Prize

  • Steven Weinberg (Physics) - 1979

National Academy of Sciences

  • Richard Aldrich (Neurobiology) - 2008
  • Allen Bard (Chemistry & Biochemistry) - 1982
  • James Bull (Integrative Biology) - 2016
  • Luis Caffarelli (Mathematics) - 1991
  • David Hillis (Integrative Biology) - 2008
  • Alan Lambowitz (Cell and Molecular Biology) - 2004
  • Allan MacDonald (Physics) - 2010
  • Nancy Moran (Integrative Biology) - 2004
  • William Press (Integrative Biology, Computer Science) - 1994
  • Lester Reed (Chemistry & Biochemistry, deceased) - 1973
  • Peter Rossky (Chemistry & Biochemistry) - 2011
  • Harry Swinney (Physics) - 1992
  • John Tate (Mathematics, retired) - 1969
  • Karen Uhlenbeck (Mathematics, retired) - 1986
  • Steven Weinberg (Physics) - 1972

National Academy of Engineering

  • J Strother Moore (Computer Science) - 2007
  • C. Grant Willson (Chemistry & Biochemistry) - 1992
  • Simon Lam (Computer Science) - 2007

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF INventors

  • George Georgiou (Molecular Biosciences) - 2015
  • Jonathan Sessler (Chemistry) - 2015

Institute of Medicine

  • George Georgiou (Molecular Biosciences) - 2011

Fellows of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

  • Rick Aldrich (Neurobiology)
  • Allen Bard (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
  • James Bull (Integrative Biology)
  • Luis Caffarelli (Mathematics)
  • David Crews (Integrative Biology)
  • Björn Engquist (Mathematics) - 2015
  • George Georgiou (Molecular Biosciences) - 2015
  • David Hillis (Integrative Biology)
  • Mark Kirkpatrick (Integrative Biology) 
  • Alan Lambowitz (Cell & Molecular Biology)
  • Allan MacDonald (Physics)
  • Nancy Moran (Integrative Biology)
  • Eric Pianka (Integrative Biology) - 2014
  • Lester Reed (Chemistry & Biochemistry, deceased)
  • Peter Rossky (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
  • Michael Ryan (Integrative Biology)
  • Roy Schwitters (Physics)
  • Beryl Simpson (Integrative Biology)
  • Harry Swinney (Physics)
  • Karen Uhlenbeck (Mathematics)
  • Steven Weinberg (Physics)

National Medals of Science

  • Allen Bard (Chemistry) - 2011
  • Steven Weinberg (Physics) - 1991
  • Karen Uhlenbeck (Mathematics) - 2000

National Medal of Technology and Innovation

  • C. Grant Willson (Chemistry) - 2007

Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • J Aggarwal (Computer Science)
  • Richard Aldrich (Neuroscience) - 2014
  • Eric Anslyn (Chemistry)
  • Chandrajit Bajaj (Computer Science) -2008
  • Herbert Berk (Physics)
  • George Bittner (Biology)
  • James Browne (Computer Science)
  • James Chelikowsky (Physics) - 2007
  • Jeff Chen (Biology)
  • David Crews (Biology)
  • Inderjit Dhillon (Computer Science & Mathematics) - 2016
  • Harriet Dinerstein (Astronomy)
  • Ron Elber (Chemistry)
  • Andy Ellington (Chemistry)
  • Neal Evans (Astronomy)
  • Larry Faulkner (Chemistry)
  • Norma Fowler (Biology)
  • George Georgiou (Biology)
  • Lawrence Gilbert (Biology)
  • Kristen Harris (Neuroscience) - 2016
  • Richard Hazeltine (Physics)
  • Brent Iverson (Chemistry) - 2011
  • Kenneth Johnson (Chemistry)
  • Daniel Johnston (Neuroscience) - 2016
  • Mark Kirkpatrick (Integrative Biology) - 2016
  • Robert Krug (Biology) - 2012
  • Joseph Lagowski (Chemistry)
  • Alan Lambowitz (Biology)
  • Hung-Wen Liu (Chemistry)
  • Paul Macdonald (Biology)
  • Bassett Maguire (Biology)
  • Edward Marcotte (Chemistry)
  • Stephen Martin (Chemistry)
  • Nancy Moran (Integrative Biology) - 2007
  • Howard Ochman (Integrative Biology)
  • Raymond Orbach (Physics) - 1982
  • Eric Pianka (Integrative Biology)
  • Keshav Pingali (Computer Science)
  • William Press (Computer Science, Integrative Biology) - 2013
  • Austen Riggs (Biology)
  • Peter Rossky (Chemistry)
  • Stanley Roux (Molecular Biosciences) - 2014
  • Mike Ryan (Biology)
  • Roy Schwitters (Physics)
  • Jonathan Sessler (Chemistry)
  • Beryl Simpson (Biology)
  • H Eldon Sutton (Biology)
  • Harry Swinney (Physics)
  • Guy Thompson (Biology)
  • Steven Weinberg (Physics)
  • Robert F Williams (Mathematics, Emeritus)

Other Major International Awards

  • Abel Prize - John Tate (retired) (2010)
  • Dirac Medal - George Sudarshan (2010)
  • Eminent Ecologist Award - Eric Pianka (2015)
  • Enrico Fermi Award - Allen Bard (2014)
  • InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize - Robert Krug (2002)
  • International Prize for Biology - Nancy Moran (2010)
  • Japan Prize - C. Grant Willson (2013)
  • Turing Award - E. Allen Emerson (2007)
  • Wolf Prize - John Tate (retired) (2002), Allen Bard (2008), Luis Cafferelli (2012)

Texas Academy of Science Distinguished Scientists 

  • 2016 Gary Garrett (Integrative Biology)
  • 2013 Camille Parmesan (Integrative Biology)
  • 2012 Larry Gilbert (Integrative Biology)
  • 2006 Eric R. Pianka (Integrative Biology)
  • 1999 Norman Hackerman (Chemistry, deceased)
  • 1998 Clark Hubbs (Zoology, deceased)
  • 1987 Richard C. Starr (Botany, deceased)
  • 1980 Ilya Prigogine (Physics, deceased)