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Stephen Davis Elected into Academia Europaea

Davis honored for sustained academic excellence in his field

Northwestern Engineering’s Stephen H. Davis has been elected into the Academia Europaea, Europe’s academy of humanities, letters, and sciences.

Stephen DavisThe international association of scientists and scholars is comparable to the National Academy of Sciences. Nominated by their peers, members are selected after a rigorous review based on sustained academic excellence in their field. Sixteen members have also received the Nobel Prize.

“Each European country has its own honorary academies,” said Davis, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics. “It is only Academia Europaea that represents the whole continent, so it is a pleasure to be honored ‘globally.’”

A highly cited researcher, Davis is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on fluid dynamics and materials science. He develops and analyzes models to explore the dynamics and stabilities of interfaces formed by adjacent physical phases.

The author of more than 200 papers, Davis has received many awards and honors for his work, including the Fluid Dynamics Prize from the American Physical Society, G.I. Taylor Medal from the Society of Engineering Science, and the Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished Visiting Fellowship.