Yannis Kevrekidis, the Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor in Engineering, has been appointed a Hans Fischer Senior Fellow at the Technical University of Munich Institute for Advanced Study (TUM-IAS), an honor open to outstanding scientists around the world.

Named for Hans Fischer, 1930 Nobel laureate in chemistry, the fellowship runs for three years and allows Kevrekidis to spend an extended period at TUM-IAS, beginning with a sabbatical leave this fall. Kevrekidis expects to use the fellowship to further his collaborative work with TUM-IAS researchers.

According to the Technical University of Munich, the Fischer fellowship “is awarded to outstanding international scientists who intend to explore innovative, high-risk topics in their research areas together with a TUM research group.” The award includes research and travel support as well as funding for a doctoral student who will work with the collaborating researchers.