JIFRESSE Associate Director Prof. Rong Fu Elected as 2020 AGU Fellow and 2020 AAAS Fellow

November 15, 2020


Prof. Rong Fu, Vice Chair of the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Associate Director of JIFRESSE has been selected a 2020 AGU Fellow “For seminal contributions to the understanding of atmospheric convection and its interactions with ecosystems through innovative use of satellite data”, and a 2020 AAAS Fellow “For seminal contributions to the understanding of rainfall and ecosystem interactions, and the scientific application for improving societal drought preparedness at regional scale.”

Since 1962, the AGU Union Fellows Committee has selected less than 0.1% of members as new Fellows. Rong now joins this prestigious group of individuals who have made exceptional contributions in the Earth and space sciences.

The honor of being elected a Fellow of AAAS began in 1874. Each year, the AAAS Council elects members whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science, or its applications, are scientifically or socially distinguished.” The Council elects Fellows deliberately and carefully to preserve the honor attached to this recognition.