Aluru named AAAS Fellow
MechSE professor Narayana Aluru was one of four professors at Illinois to be elected 2018 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Aluru, the Richard W. Kritzer Distinguished Professor, along with computer science professor William Gropp and plant biology professors Andrew Leakey and Ray Ming, are among the 416 people to be awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow this year.
Aluru studies problems in micro and nanotechnology, focusing on the development of computational approaches, understanding the physics of coupled mechanical systems at small scales, and exploring applications of micro and nanosystems. Aluru is also an affiliate of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the departments of Bioengineering and ECE, and the Computational Science and Engineering Program.
According to the AAAS, he is recognized in the field of engineering “for outstanding contributions to computational, physical and engineering aspects of nanofluidics and micro/nanoelectromechanical systems including the development of novel multiphysics and multiscale methods.”
“As someone working at the intersection of science and engineering, I have always admired the role AAAS plays in advancing science and engineering, and I feel greatly honored to be recognized as a fellow of AAAS,” said Aluru.
Founded in 1848, AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society. Fellows are chosen by their peers for outstanding contribution to the field. The new Fellows will be honored at the 2019 AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C.