By Giorgina Paiella
Professor Rampi Ramprasad was recently elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE). Founded in 1976, CASE is a non-profit, public service institution modeled after the National Academy of Sciences. The Academy aims to identify and study issues and technological advances relevant to Connecticut citizens, provide scientific and technological expertise to the state government and other institutions to increase economic and social welfare, and increase interest in the science and engineering disciplines through youth outreach activities. Membership is limited to 400 distinguished members from Connecticut’s industrial, academic, and institutional communities who are elected for their accomplishments in the science, technology, and engineering fields. Professor Ramprasad was elected to CASE for his outstanding contributions to the development of first-principles materials computational tools and the application of these methods to the design and discovery of new materials, with a focus on dielectrics and catalysts. Congratulations to Professor Ramprasad, who will join a community of Connecticut’s leading scientific experts.
Dr. Ramprasad is the author of over 110 peer-reviewed journal publications and 4 patents. He is also the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship and the Max Planck Society Fellowship for Distinguished Scientists.