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Klimeck, Reklaitis, Robinson elected AAAS Fellows

The College of Engineering will add three additional names to the list of highly accomplished faculty members who are fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

The organization on Nov. 24 announced that the following faculty were elected as 2020 fellows: Gerhard Klimeck, professor of electrical and computer engineering; G.V. (Rex) Reklaitis, the Burton and Kathryn Gedge Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering; and J. Paul Robinson, professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, director of the Purdue University Cytometry Laboratories, and the SVM Professor of Cytomics in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Election as an AAAS fellow is a lifetime honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. This year, 489 members have been awarded this distinction and will be formally announced Nov. 27 in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science. An induction ceremony for new fellows will be held on Feb. 13, 2021.

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Two ECE professors named to the Highly Cited Researchers list for 2020

Two Purdue ECE professors have been named to the list of Highly Cited Researchers 2020 from the Web of Science Group. Alexandra Boltasseva, the Ron and Dotty Garvin Tonjes Professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Vladimir M. Shalaev, the Bob and Anne Burnett Distinguished Professor of electrical and computer engineering are among more than 6,000 highly cited researchers in various fields from roughly 60 nations/regions.

Two Purdue ECE professors have been named to the list of Highly Cited Researchers 2020 from the Web of Science Group. Alexandra Boltasseva, the Ron and Dotty Garvin Tonjes Professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Vladimir M. Shalaev, the Bob and Anne Burnett Distinguished Professor of electrical and computer engineering are among more than 6,000 highly cited researchers in various fields from roughly 60 nations/regions.

The annual list identifies influential researchers from around the world, who have been most frequently cited by their peers over the last decade. Selected researchers have produced multiple highly-cited papers and have been found to rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science.

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