Insup Lee, Warren D. Seider and Karen I. Winey Elected 2022 AAAS Fellows

AAAS Winners - Insup Lee, Warren Seider and Karen Winey
Insup Lee, Warren D. Seider and Karen I. Winey

Insup Lee, Warren D. Seider and Karen I. Winey are among the eight Penn scholars that have been named to the 2022 class of American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows. The Penn contingent joins over 500 other scientists, engineers and innovators being recognized by the organization this year for their “scientifically and socially distinguished achievements.”

Since 1874, AAAS, a society aimed at advancing science, engineering, and innovation “throughout the world for the benefit of all,” has annually named a class of fellows. This year, the research recognized spans 24 scientific disciplines.

Penn Engineering’s new AAAS fellows:

Insup Lee is the Cecilia Fitler Moore Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and director of the PRECISE Center in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering and in the Perelman School of Medicine’s Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Informatics. His research seeks to assure and improve the correctness, safety, and timeliness of life-critical embedded systems and involves finding fundamental and practical solutions to problems of modeling, control, simulation, operation, formal design, and implementation of cyber-physical systems and internet-of-medical things. Lee is an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) fellow and an Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) fellow. He has received the IEEE Technical Community on Real-Time Systems Outstanding Technical Achievement and Leadership Award and the ACM Special Interest Group on Embedded Systems Inaugural Distinguished Leadership Award.

Warren D. Seider is a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science who has made significant contributions to the fields of computer-aided process analysis, simulation, design, and control. Seider works on phase and chemical equilibria, azeotropic distillation, heat and power integration, Czochralski crystallization, algae growth to biofuels, nonlinear control, and safety and risk analysis. He is recognized for foundational research, simulation software, teaching, and service contributions to the field of computer-aided process design and control. Seider has authored or co-authored more than 165 journal articles and co-authored several textbooks, including “Product and Process Design Principles: Synthesis, Analysis, and Evaluation,” and “FLOWTRAN Simulation: An Introduction.” He is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Karen I. Winey is the Harold Pender Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Winey’s research, which focuses on the nanoscale structures in ionomers and associating polymers to improve mechanical and transport properties, has recently reported new structures in several precise ionomers. She contributed to polymer science, particularly in the understanding and manipulation of unique polymer nanocomposites and ion-containing polymers. In addition to numerous lectureships, fellowships, and awards, she recently received the Braskem Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Herman F. Mark Senior Scholar Award, and will receive the 2023 American Chemistry Society Award in Polymer Chemistry.

Read about the other Penn faculty members elected alongside Lee, Seider and Winey at Penn Today.