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Jewett named AAAS fellow for contributions to engineering

SQI faculty member Michael Jewett has been selected as a 2020 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general scientific society in the world. He joins five other Northwestern University faculty members among the 489 newly elected fellows, who will be virtually inducted into the AAAS on Feb. 13.

Michael Jewett

According to an AAAS news release, Jewett was recognized for “distinguished contributions to the field of engineering, particularly using synthetic biology and cell-free systems to enable new applications in biomanufacturing, diagnostics, and education.”

Jewett is the Walter P. Murphy Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Northwestern and directs the Center for Synthetic Biology. His work has implications in point-of-care manufacturing of vaccines and therapeutics, field-deployable detection of water contaminants for global health, development of equitable K-12 experiential learning kits, and sustainability.

Northwestern professors Shi-Yuan Cheng, André de Gouvêa, William Dichtel, Kenneth Forbus and Jiaxing Huang were also elected as AAAS fellows for their efforts to advance science. Read the full news release from Northwestern Now.