Mona Jarrahi, the Department Vice Chair of Graduate Affairs in the UCLA Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, was recently elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP), which recognizes those who have made notable contributions to the field of physics.
According to the Institute, fellowships are offered to those who are at “the peak of their career” and have had a substantial influence within their sector.
Jarrahi said, “It’s a big honor to be part of the IOP Fellow community [along with] the fact that they have recognized my research, which relies on the application of physics to solve real-world engineering problems.”
The Institute of Physics is an international society for physics that fosters the advancement of knowledge, community, career development, and professional recognition for its members.
Dr. Yvonne Gründer, a Royal Society Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool, said in a statement, “IOP Fellowship means being part of a community of like-minded people who commit to promote physics at a certain standard and to act as a physics role model.”
Jarrahi’s election as a Fellow comes at a significant part of her career as she was recently awarded the Catalyzing Pediatric Innovation Grant from the West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics for her work in making advancements in the pediatric field.