Dr. Ali Eskandarian, former dean of CPS, was elected by The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to the lifetime rank of AAAS Fellow “in recognition of his extraordinary achievements in advancing science.” AAAS is the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society and a leading publisher of cutting-edge research, with members in 91 countries around the globe.
Dr. Eskandarian is being honored for his collective contributions to cross-disciplinary investigations in science and technology, including his research in theoretical physics, his work in science and technology policy, as well as multi-faceted efforts to improve STEM education.
He was nominated and elected through a rigorous selection process requiring nomination by multiple Fellows, a review of his qualifications and two-step review process with a steering committee and the AAAS Council voting on the final list.
Eskandarian, one of 416 newly elected Fellows, will be formally inducted as a lifetime Fellow during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. in February.
According to AAAS, this year’s Fellows, who represent a broad swath of scientific disciplines, were selected for diverse accomplishments that include pioneering research, leadership within their field, teaching and mentoring, fostering collaborations and advancing public understanding of science. AAAS’ annual tradition of recognizing leading scientists as Fellows dates to 1874.
More information on the AAAS website:
"AAAS Honors Accomplished Scientists as 2018 Elected Fellows"