Dean Chiang named an international fellow of Royal Swedish Academy

Mung Chiang, the John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering, who returned to Purdue on Dec. 16 after a 12-month assignment at the U.S. Department of State, has been elected one of seven international fellows of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) in 2020.
Photo of Mung Chiang
Dean Mung Chiang

Chiang will be invited to an induction meeting for new International Fellows in the spring. He and Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne are the only two elected international fellows from the U.S. this year. The academy also named 35 fellows in Sweden in various specialty divisions.

“IVA’s mission is to improve society through the promotion of the engineering and economic sciences and the advancement of business and industry,” said Tuula Teeri, president of IVA. “Knowledgeable and talented fellows are crucial in order for the academy to fulfil that mission. The recently inducted fellows – top names in the business community and recognized researchers – are a fantastic resource for the academy.” 

Chiang joins 59 engineers and scientists as International Fellows of the Royal Swedish Academy from the U.S. over the years, including Purdue Engineering professors Jan-Anders Mansson and Byron Pipes, as well as Subra Suresh, the former National Science Foundation director and Carnegie Mellon University president, and Vint Cerf, a “father of the internet.”

“I am deeply honored to receive this recognition from the Royal Swedish Academy.” Chiang said. IVA builds bridges between the business community, the public sector, academia and the political sphere. New fellows are inducted annually.

“While it has been an honor to have the opportunity of public service and global engagement for the past 12 months, I am truly excited to be back home at Purdue with all the Boilermakers,” Chiang said further. “I cannot thank Acting Dean Mark Lundstrom enough for his outstanding contribution, along with the team in our College. They have provided remarkable leadership in navigating through a challenging time while continuing our pursuit toward the pinnacle of excellence at scale.”