AAAS elects Aluru as 2018 Fellow, to be honored at 2019 annual meeting

Narayana Aluru among newest members of AAAS

Narayana Aluru, the Richard W. Kritzer Distinguished Professor in Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been elected a 2018 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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. He also is an affiliate of the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the departments of Bioengineering and of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 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.”

Founded in 1848, AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society. Fellows are chosen by their peers for outstanding contributions to the field. The new Fellows will be honored at the 2019 AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in April.