The Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University has unveiled its 14-member class of 2023-24 Hagler Fellows, including four who will be affiliated with the College of Arts and Sciences.
The 2023-24 class, announced September 26, is the largest in the Hagler Institute’s 13-year history. Each fellow belongs to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine or holds recognitions of equal stature in their field. The newest class includes scientists, engineers and scholars who are recognized internationally for their achievements and scholarship.
“Once again, the Hagler Institute has attracted an exceptional class of fellows and lecturers to work with our already exceptional community of Texas A&M researchers,” Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp said. “Working in tandem with the Chancellor’s Research Initiative and the Governor’s University Research Initiative, the institute likely will persuade some of these National Academy-level researchers to join our outstanding, permanent faculty.”
This year’s fellows will collaborate with faculty, researchers and students in the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Arts and Sciences, and Engineering; Schools of Education and Human Development, Engineering Medicine, Medicine, Public Health, and Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; and at Texas A&M University at Galveston.
Since 2012, the Hagler Institute has attracted 126 world-class researchers to the Texas A&M campus: 116 Hagler Fellows and 10 Distinguished Lecturers. Of these, 15 have joined Texas A&M’s faculty.
“Since 2012, the Hagler Institute has linked Texas A&M’s faculty and students with some of the world’s most influential scholars,” said Gen. (Ret.) Mark A. Welsh III, interim president. “The 12th class of Hagler Fellows is top-notch, and I look forward to the invaluable mentorship opportunities and educational experiences our faculty and students alike will benefit from as a result of this outstanding program.”
The College of Arts and Sciences will host or be affiliated with four of the 14 internationally renowned scholars, including:
- Alicia Carriquiry, Distinguished Professor and holder of the President’s Chair in Statistics, Iowa State University: Carriquiry focuses her work on applications of statistics in human nutrition, bioinformatics, forensic sciences and traffic safety. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
- Eric Maskin, Adams University Professor, Harvard University: Maskin is known for his contributions to game theory, contract theory, social-choice theory and political economy. He is a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- Sir Konstantin Novoselov, Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor, National University of Singapore: Novoselov is an expert in condensed matter physics. In 2004, he and physicist Andre Geim shared the Nobel Prize for Physics for mapping the properties of graphene. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the Royal Society in the United Kingdom.
- Soroosh Sorooshian, Distinguished Professor, University of California, Irvine: Sorooshian has advanced water resource systems through the development of remote sensing and precipitation runoff modeling. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the International Academy of Astronautics. Sorooshian will collaborate with faculty, researchers and students in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The institute selects its Hagler Fellows from among top scholars who have distinguished themselves through outstanding professional accomplishments and significant recognition. Previous classes of Hagler Fellows have included four Nobel laureates, a Wolf Prize recipient, a recipient of the Hubble Medal in Literature for Lifetime Achievement, a recipient of the National Medal of Science, an awardee of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, a two-time recipient of the State Prize of Russia and a recipient of both the National Humanities Medal and the Johan Skytte Prize, the most prestigious award in political science.
“We have great expectations for this new class of Hagler Fellows,” Hagler Institute Founding Director John L. Junkins said. “We believe they will have a productive and enduring impact on our faculty, our students and on the culture of the Texas A&M campus.”
The Hagler Institute plans to officially induct its Class of 2023-24 Hagler Fellows during its annual gala in March 2023.
To learn more about the Hagler Institute, visit https://hias.tamu.edu/.