National Academy of Sciences elects six MIT professors for 2017

MIT NEWS OFFICE, Wednesday, May 3, 2017


Bell, Bhatia, Cummins, Duflo, Jensen, and Mavalvala honored for research achievements.

Six MIT faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of their “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.”

MIT’s six new NAS members are: Stephen Bell, a professor of biology; Sangeeta Bhatia, the John and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Christopher Cummins, the Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy in the Department of Chemistry; Esther Duflo, the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor in Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics; Klavs Jensen, the Warren K. Lewis Professor in Chemical Engineering; and Nergis Mavalvala, the Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics.

The group was among 84 new members and 21 new foreign associates elected to the NAS. Membership in the NAS is one of the most significant honors given to academic researchers.

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