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Scovazzi Named Kavli Fellow by the US Academy of Sciences

Kavli fellows are selected for their outstanding research contributions under the age of 45

Guglielmo Scovazzi, associate professor of civil & environmental engineering at Duke University, was named Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences and the Kavli Foundation. Kavli fellows are selected for their outstanding research contributions under the age of 45, by a committee formed with scientists of the national academies and members of the Kavli Foundation.

"It is a great honor for me to be named Kavli Fellow," said Guglielmo, whose research is in computational mechanics and computational fluid dynamics, at the intersect between applied and numerical mathematics, computer science and engineering.

As Kavli Fellow, Guglielmo was invited to participate in the 9th Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium, held at the Beckman Center of the National Academies in Irvine (CA).

"Exchanging ideas with outstanding fellow colleagues from very different disciplines at the Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium was exciting and refreshing," he continued. "I was very pleased to observe that in the Pratt School of Engineering, we foster the same interdisciplinary research environment. In this moment of happiness and success, I feel I want to express my gratitude to Pratt."

Jointly sponsored by the US National Academy of Sciences and The Kavli Foundation, the Kavli Frontiers of Science bring together some of the very best young scientists to discuss exciting advances and opportunities in their fields in a format that encourages informal collective, as well as one-on-one discussions among participants. These are highly interdisciplinary symposia emphasizing communication of a wide range of contemporary science topics across the traditional disciplines. Participants include leading researchers from academic, industrial and federal laboratories in such disciplines as astronomy, astrophysics, atmospheric science, biology, biomedicine, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, genetics, material sciences, mathematical sciences, neurosciences, pharmacology and physics.