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Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research

Research Medal Award Winner

Bin Wang, headshot

Bin Wang

Bin Wang is a professor and chair at the Department of Meteorology at the University of Hawai‘i and a team leader at the International Pacific Research Center. Wang is a world-renowned meteorologist specializing in climate and atmospheric dynamics and has pioneered greater understanding of the dynamics and predictability of tropical climate and global monsoons in the Asian-Pacific region.

He has shared his expertise and insights through more than 260 scholarly publications and participated in pivotal international scientific conferences. He influences the future of the field through his extraordinary commitment to training PhD graduates and postdoctoral associates, some of which have now become prominent scientists in the field.

Wang was elected as a fellow of the American Meteorological Society in 2008 in recognition of his distinguished contributions to atmospheric research and service to the community. He received the Scientist of the Year award from ARCS Foundation in 2012.

The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research is awarded by the Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community.

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Current Winners
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1965-2015 Honorees
2012–2015 | 2011–2007 | 2006–2002 | 2001–1965


Karen Meech, headshot
Karen Meech
Axel Timmermann, headshot
Axel Timmermann


Ruth Gates, headshot
Ruth Gates
Marine Biology
Andrew Howard, headshot
Andrew Howard
Nick Kaiser, headshot
Nick Kaiser


Magdy Iskander, headshot
Magdy Iskander
Electrical Engineering
Bin Wang, headshot
Bin Wang


Roger Ames, headshot
Roger Ames
Christopher Bae, headshot
Christopher Bae
Aaron Ohta, headshot
Aaron Ohta
Electrical Engineering