Alumni Robert and Carolyn Caligiuri Establish Professor Amiya Mukherjee Memorial Fellowship in Materials Science
Alumni Robert ’73 and Carolyn Caligiuri ’74 have given a $1.27 million endowment to the University of California, Davis, Department of Materials Science and Engineering in honor of Robert Caligiuri’s first mentor, the late Distinguished Professor Amiya Mukherjee.
The Professor Amiya Mukherjee Memorial Fellowship, representing the largest gift ever to the department, will support competitive doctoral students entering into industry and academia, and boost the stature of materials science and engineering at UC Davis.
“We are incredibly grateful to the Caligiuris for their tremendous generosity and commitment to the College of Engineering and our students,” Dean Richard Corsi said. “Their support of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering will help to carry on Professor Mukherjee’s legacy and positively impact the education and future of the department’s students.”