Two Spartan Engineers named AAAS Fellows

Jan. 26, 2022

Leo Kempel and Charles Ofria part of MSU’s record year for scientists

Two professors from the Michigan State University College of Engineering were elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) – a distinction that is among science’s highest recognitions. AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society.

Leo Kempel
Leo Kempel

Engineering Dean Leo Kempel, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Charles Ofria, professor of computer science and engineering, are among nine MSU researchers elected in 2021.

Kempel was named a Fellow in engineering for distinguished contributions to magneto-dielectric materials for radio frequency applications and inclusive excellence in leadership in engineering.

Charles Ofria
Charles Ofria

Ofria was named a Fellow in biological sciences for revolutionary work in understanding how evolution functions and the application of that knowledge to digital organisms and for leadership roles in the computational evolution community.

Read more on Kempel, Ofria and MSU’s other new AAAS Fellows at: Celebrating Spartans Advancing Science.

“This year’s fellows are leaders in their respective disciplines and representative of the research excellence we have at MSU. Their acceptance into this esteemed association not only recognizes their scholarly achievements and outstanding careers, but also enhances the university’s reputation,” stated Doug Gage, MSU Vice President for Research and Innovation. “I look forward to tracking the societal impacts of their work for many years to come.”

The Fellows represent the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and the College of Natural Science at MSU.

Story written by Matt Davenport is courtesy of MSUToday.