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Four CEAS Faculty Awarded Prestigious Fellowships to AAAS and ASME

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is proud to announce that three faculty have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): Eliza Reilly, Steven Skiena, Esther Takeuchi; and Dean Fotis Sotiropoulos has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

The three AAAS members within the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences are among six Stony Brook University Scholars , and 416 members that have been awarded this honor in 2018 by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.


Research Professor Eliza Reilly, Department of Technology and Society

Research Professor Eliza Reilly , Department of Technology and Society

Selected for her distinguished contributions to and leadership in promoting the integration of science and civic engagement in undergraduate STEM education through the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement, where she serves as Executive Director.


Distinguished Teaching Professor Steven Skiena, Department of Computer Science

Distinguished Teaching Professor Steven Skiena , Department of Computer Science

Selected for his distinguished contributions to the fields of algorithms and data science, particularly interdisciplinary work in the biological and social sciences.


 Esther Takeuchi, Distinguished Professor, Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering 

William and Jane Knapp Endowed Chair in Energy and the Environment Esther Takeuchi , Distinguished Professor, Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Selected for her distinguished contributions in the area of lithium battery research with implantable applications, which have enabled the creation of several life-saving inventions.


Dean Sotiropoulos

Since joining Stony Brook as Dean in 2015, Dean Sotiropoulos has focused on cross-disciplinary research in engineering-driven medicine, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, clean energy and more, consistent with the ASME mission of promoting the art, science and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe. He joins 3,521 fellows out of 100,948 ASME members, a distinction awarded to members that have contributed to their vision of becoming the essential resource for mechanical engineers and and other technical professionals for solutions that benefit humankind.

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