Faculty Named AAAS Fellows
Frank P. Incropera, the Matthew H. McCloskey Dean of Engineering
and H.C. and E.A. Brosey Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and
Wolfgang Porod, the Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering,
have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement
of Science (AAAS). The AAAS is the world’s largest scientific
society, serving more 120,000 members.
Incropera was cited by the
organization for “distinguished contributions
to the field of heat transfer and for significant contributions to engineering
education as both a classroom teacher and an engineering dean.” A member
of the National Academy of Engineering and one of the 100 most frequently cited
engineers in the world, his research deals with fundamentals of heat and mass
transfer and their application to energy and electronic systems.
Porod, the director
of the Center for Nano Science and Technology, is the co-inventor of the Quantum-dot
Cellular Automata (QCA) concept, a transistorless approach to computing. His
research focuses on solid-state physics and its application to electronics, quantum
devices and architectures for nanoelectronics, as well as the limits imposed
by the laws of physics on computation.