George Georgiou Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced the election of new members this week, including biochemist and chemical engineering professor George Georgiou.
Georgiou has been recognized for paving the way for advances in medicine that improve people’s lives, with discoveries such as a technology that has been incorporated into drugs that fight macular degeneration and osteoporosis.
“We are tremendously proud of George for his election into AAAS,” said Sharon L. Wood, dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering. “He is a pioneer in the fields of protein engineering and therapeutics, and the technologies he has developed are changing the lives of patients around the world.”
Georgiou is also a professor in the College of Natural Sciences and the Cockrell School’s Department of Biomedical Engineering.
One of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the academy is also a leading center for independent policy research. Members contribute to academy publications and studies of science and technology policy, global security and international affairs, social policy and American institutions, and the humanities, arts and education.
Members of the 2015 class include winners of the Nobel Prize and the Pulitzer Prize; MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships; and Grammy, Emmy, Oscar and Tony awards.
The new class will be inducted at a ceremony Oct. 10 at the academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The list of the new members is located at: https://www.amacad.org/content/members/members.aspxTags: 2015 AAAS members, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Austin, biochemistry, chemical engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering, engineering, George Georgiou, macular degeneration, McKetta, McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, medical engineering, medicinal research, medicine advancement, osteoporosis, University of Texas at Austin, UT Austin