Two Distinguished Faculty Awarded 2017 Society Fellowships
The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences congratulates two esteemed faculty recently named fellows of prestigious professional societies: The Biomedical Engineering Society and the American Physical Society.
Professor Danny Bluestein for his election to the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Class of 2017 Fellows. Bluestein is a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and director of the Biofluids Research Group at Stony Brook University. His award-winning work tackles the dynamics of flow and cellular transport in blood recirculating devices and the diseased cardiovascular system.
Professor Anatoly Frenkel , from the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering has been elected a 2017 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). He received this recognition for his outstanding physics research, specifically for seminal contributions to in situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy, transformative development of structural characterization methods for nanoparticles, and their pioneering applications to a broad range of functional nanomaterials in materials physics and catalysis science.
“I congratulate Anatoly and Danny for their elections to these most prestigious societies - a major career milestone for both of them and testament to the respect and recognition their work commands among their peers,” said Fotis Sotiropoulos, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “I am proud to have colleagues of their caliber in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and look forward to working with them and celebrating their ongoing successes at Stony Brook.”
BMES awards fellow status to society members who demonstrate exceptional achievements and experience in the field of biomedical engineering. In addition to a minimum three years of membership and five years of active participation, candidates must demonstrate a record of exceptional achievement in a specific field within biomedical engineering, including research, education, industry, public service, new technology or clinical practice. Fellows are also encouraged to continue to pursue leadership within the society and to further improve the future of BMES and biomedical engineering.
The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in physics through original research and publication, or made significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. Each nomination is evaluated by the Fellowship committee of the appropriate APS division, topical group or forum, or by the APS General Fellowship committee. After review by the full APS Fellowship Committee, the successful candidates are elected by APS Council.