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Historic Fellows

“Fellows shall be nominated ... from such of the members as are professionally engaged in science, or have by their labors aided in advancing science.”

AAAS Constitution
Adopted by the Standing Committee
12 August 1874

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is proud to present a historic list of distinguished members elected to the status of Fellow from the honor’s inception to the present day. These individuals are recognized for their extraordinary achievements across disciplines, and AAAS commends their dedication and commitment. Election to Fellow is a lifetime honor.

This is a historic list, therefore each Fellow’s institution at the time of election will be noted (where the historic records do not provide an institution, we have included a geographic region), along with the disciplinary section through which they were nominated, and year of election. This is a static list and will only be modified once a year to include the most recent class of Fellows.

For a list of AAAS Fellows who have maintained active member status with the organization (and therefore may serve as a sponsor on a new Fellow nomination), please refer to the list found here.

For general information on nominating Fellows, please refer to this page.

Should you have any questions about this historic list, please email:

Name Sort descending Year Elected State/Province Country Section Institutional Affiliation Status Year Status Changed
A'Hearn, Michael 1987 Astronomy University of Maryland
Aagaard, George 1951 Minnesota United States Medical Sciences
Aagaard, James 1970 Engineering Northwestern Technological Institute
Aalto, Ensio 1951 Psychology University of Minnesota
Aamodt, Olaf 1925 Minnesota United States U.S. Department of Agriculture
Aaron, Abraham 1941 University of Buffalo
Aaron, Eugene 1886 Pennsylvania United States
Aaron, M. 1968 Information and Communication, Engineering Bell Telephone Laboratories
Aaronson, Bernard 1951 Minnesota United States Psychology
Aaronson, Sheldon 1964 Zoological Sciences, Medical Sciences Queens College
Aase, Hannah 1921 State College of Washington
Aazhang, Behnaam 2011 Information, Computing, and Communication Rice University
Aazhang, Behnaam 2011
Abadi, Martín 2011 General Interest in Science and Engineering Microsoft Research / University of California, Santa Cruz
Abadi, Martin 2011
Aballay, Alejandro 2013 Biological Sciences Duke University Medical Center
Aballay, Alejandro 2013
Abashian, Alexander 1985 Physics Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Abate-Shen, Cory 2018
Abate-Shen, Cory 2018 Biological Sciences Columbia University,Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Abbaschian, Reza 2006 Engineering University of California, Riverside
Abbaschian, Reza 2006
Abbe, Cleveland 1875 District of Columbia United States
Abbe, Cleveland 1899 Winthrop College
Abbe, Ernst 1938 University of Minnesota