Four Yale faculty members named AAAS Fellows

Four Yale faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

The 416 members have been awarded this honor by the AAAS in recognition of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

The awardees are: Charles H. Ahn, the William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Applied Physics and chair of the Department of Applied Physics; Richard G. Bribiescas, professor of anthropology and ecology and evolutionary biology and deputy provost for faculty development and diversity; Christopher G. Burd, professor and deputy chair of cell biology; and Dragomir Radev, the A. Bartlett Giamatti Professor of Computer Science.

Charles H. Ahn

Charles H. Ahn
Charles H. Ahn

Ahn was honored for his “leadership in the creation of complex oxide materials and heterostructures with picometer resolution and control of superconductivity, magnetism, and ferroelectricity.”

His previous awards include a fellowship from the American Physical Society and the American Vacuum Society’s Peter Mark Memorial Award. He has also earned an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, a Yale Junior Faculty Fellowship, the David and Lucile Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering, and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

Ahn is director of the Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena and also director of the Yale Institute for Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering.

Richard G. Bribiescas

Richard G. Bribiescas
Richard G. Bribiescas

Bribiescas was honored for his distinguished contributions in the evolution and endocrinology of human life histories, reproduction, aging, and metabolism and for exemplary contributions to faculty diversity and development.

Bribiescas was awarded the 2007 Bronze Medal in the category of science by the Independent Book Publishers Association. In 2007 he was also awarded the Medal of 600 Years Anniversary of the Restoration of the Krakow Academy by Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland for his research in human reproductive ecology. He is also a primary investigator in the Yale Reproductive Ecology Laboratory.

Christopher G. Burd

Christopher G. Burd
Christopher G. Burd

Burd was honored for his distinguished contributions to the field of cell biology, particularly to our understanding of how the organelles of the endomembrane system are assembled and maintained. Burd’s research addresses how cells replicate intracellular compartments, called organelles. His discoveries have contributed to a fundamental understanding of intracellular compartmentation and have provided important insights into the causes of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

He is the recipient of a MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health.

Dragomir Radev

Dragomir Radev
Dragomir Radev

Radev was honored for his distinguished contributions to the fields of natural language processing, information retrieval, and artificial intelligence.

Radev has served as secretary of the Association for Computational Linguistics, is co-founder of the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad, and is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.

The new fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin on Feb. 16 at the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

This year’s AAAS Fellows will be formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on Nov. 29.

The AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science, as well as Science Translational Medicine; Science Signaling, a digital, open-access journal; Science Advances; Science Immunology; and Science Robotics. It was founded in 1848 and includes nearly 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals.

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