A headshot of David Gracias wearing a dark gray blazer over a white shirt.

David Gracias, professor and director of PhD studies in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), effective January 1, 2021.

The IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership that is reserved for those who have made outstanding contributions to IEEE fields of interest. Gracias is being recognized for contributions to three-dimensional assembly and origami engineering of nanostructured materials and devices.

IEEE members, who number more than 400,000 in 160 countries, are leaders in fields ranging from computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics, and aerospace systems.