The NanoEngineering Department has named Professor Vlado Lubarda as their 2017 Teacher of the Year Award recipient. On Friday, December 1, 2017, Dr. Lubarda was presented with the award by Albert Pisano, Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering. Professor Lubarda has taught at UC San Diego since 1998, and has been a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of NanoEngineering since 2013. His expertise is in computational and theoretical analysis of solids, specifically solid mechanics. We at the NanoEngineering Department would like to congratulate Dr. Vlado Lubarda on his achievement.