Eli Harari will receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from the President of the United States. As the founder of SanDisk Corporation, Harari will be honored for his innovations and contributions to flash memory storage solutions. Digital storage has had an impact on the evolving development of cameras, smart phones, USB drives, and other technological devices.
It was announced that Hafize Gaye Erkan has joined First Republic Bank as senior vice president, chief investment officer, and co-chief risk officer. Based in New York, Erkan will oversee the bank’s investment portfolio and direct the enterprise risk management function.
Karen Liu is now vice president of marketing at Kaiam Corporation, makers of hybrid photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology. In this position, she is responsible for the product roadmap and expansion of the product portfolio as the Newark, California, company grows and develops.
The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation elected Macauley Whiting president of its board of trustees. Whiting served on the board in other trustee capacities prior to this appointment.
Subhash Khot, who earned a Ph.D. from Princeton’s Department of Computer Science in 2003, has won the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize, awarded every four years for outstanding contributions in mathematical aspects of information sciences.
Gustavus Adolphus College announced that Rebecca Weiss Bergman will become its 17th president. She will have the distinction of being the first women to lead the college since its founding in 1862.
Norman Augustine, former chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin, was honored with a 2014 U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame Award for advancing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and workforce preparation.
Liquidity Services, Inc., a provider in the reverse supply chain with an online marketplace for business surplus, has appointed Beatriz Infante to its board of directors.
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) presented Ben Zinn, the David S. Lewis, Jr. Chair and Regents Professor at the School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, with its 2014 Reed Aeronautics Award.
Frances Arnold, professor at Caltech, was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for her bioengineering and directed evolution research, which offers a wide range of solutions in fields including chemical engineering, bioengineering, medicine, pharmaceuticals, and energy.
Movement Mortgage has named Laura Bowles its new CFO.
Leslie E. Robertson Associates (LERA), a consulting structural engineering firm, announced that Wing-Pin (Winnie) Kwan has been promoted to partner and named the new director of LERA Shanghai.
David L. Smith, director of science and strategic initiatives at the Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania, received the 2014 National Science Teachers Association Distinguished Informal Science Educator Award.
Mark Jung is the new executive chair of OnLive, a company offering cloud gaming services and graphics-rich applications.
Merck, a worldwide research-driven healthcare company, announced that Udit Batra was named CEO and president of Merck Millipore, its life science division.